Jay Bansal, MD

Ophthalmologist | LASIK Eye Surgeon

Dr. Jay Bansal

Jay Bansal, MD

Your LASIK & Cataract Surgeon
in Northern California

Jay Bansal, M.D. specializes in LASIK, SMILE, PRK, Cataract Surgery, Lens Implants & other vision correction options. Dr. Bansal is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Notably, Dr. Bansal was among the first surgeons in California to perform both the LASIK & SMILE procedures. Additionally, Dr. Bansal is a Certified Surgeon Trainer on both the VISX excimer & Intralase® femtosecond laser systems.

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LASIK & Cataract Eye Surgeon – Medical Director

Jay Bansal, M.D.

Expert Ophthalmologist in Northern California

Jay Bansal, MD is a nationally recognized Refractive Surgery specialist and Medical Director of LaserVue Eye Center. Dr. Bansal is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Acclaimed as one of “America’s Top Ophthalmologists” by Consumers’ Research Council and a VISX Star Surgeon, Dr. Jay Bansal was among the first eye surgeons in California to perform both the LASIK & SMILE procedures.

As a leader in this field, Dr. Bansal has contributed to the specialty by developing a widely used LASIK surgical nomogram and surgical instruments. Dr. Bansal has served as a principal investigator in trials for the VISX™ Star Excimer Laser System.

He is also a certified trainer to other surgeons for both the Intralase® and ZEISS VisuMax® femtosecond lasers along with the VISX™ excimer laser.

Premier LASIK Surgeon in the San Francisco Bay

Dr. Bansal is dedicated to helping you achieve excellent vision correction results and truly cares about each patient. As LASIK specialists, LaserVue surgeons and staff work hard to ensure your safety, comfort and amazing results. Dr. Bansal’s extensive experience in ophthalmology has prepared him to meet your unique eye care needs.

Whatever your vision needs may be, Dr. Bansal is one call away. When you schedule a Free Consultation at LaserVue, you will learn everything you need to know to boost your confidence about your future LASIK procedure, cataract surgery, or other eye treatment.

We welcome you to visit one of our premier laser eye surgery centers in San Francisco and Santa Rosa, California.

Dr. Jay Bansal has performed over 25,000 successful LASIK procedures.

Dr. Bansal’s career is dedicated to the research, teaching, and practice of advanced vision correction techniques.

Notably, Dr. Bansal was the first eye surgeon in Northern California to offer the Wavelight Allegretto excimer laser and the ZEISS VisuMax® Femtosecond laser to Bay Area LASIK patients. Additionally, Dr. Bansal is a Diplomat in the National Board of Medical Examiners, and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Ultimately, Dr. Bansal’s expertise in laser vision correction has allowed him to work as a national and global educator in vision correction.

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Providing All-Laser LASIK and Advanced Laser Cataract Surgery to the San Francisco Bay Area & Northern California

As a renowned ophthalmologist, Dr. Bansal is a national and international educator and expert in vision correction.

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Renowned Bay Area Ophthalmologist

Title

Medical Director

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology

Fellowship

Fellow, Cornea and Refractive Surgery: Hermann Eye Center, University of Texas Medical Center

Ophthalmology Residency

Chief Resident, University of Nebraska Medical Center; 1993

Internship

Los Angeles County Hospital, University of Southern California Medical Center

Medical School
  • University of Nebraska School of Medicine
  • President, College of Medicine Student Senate
  • Student Regent, University of Nebraska Board of Regents, Chancellor’s Student Leader Scholarship
Honors & Awards
  • Phi Beta Kappa Scholar
  • VISX Star Surgeon (Awarded to top 100 laser eye surgeons by VISX, Inc.)
  • Award Winner, “America’s Top Ophthalmologists” by Consumers’ Research Council of America
  • LASIK Investigator for U.S. FDA clinical studies using the VISX™ STAR Excimer Laser system
  • Certified Surgeon Trainer for VISX™ STAR Excimer laser system
  • Certified Surgeon Trainer for IntraLase® Femtosecond laser system
  • Designer of numerous LASIK surgical instruments
  • Bachelor of Science with Distinction, University of Nebraska
Professorship
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Faculty Member, VISX™ University
  • Certified Surgeon Trainer for VISX™ Excimer Laser System
  • Certified Surgeon Trainer for Intralase® Femtosecond Laser System
Publications
Presentations

“Lamellar Keratoplasty for Keratoconus.” 3rd Annual Gifford Memorial Lecture, University of Nebraska Medical Center. March 1994.

“Accelerated Visual Rehabilitation with Diathermy After Lamellar Keratoplasty for Keratoconus.” Oral presentation at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Meeting. May 1994.

“A Novel Approach to Keratophakia for Post-radial Keratotomy, Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty Overcorrection and Aphakia.” Oral presentation at the International Society of Refractive Keratoplasty. October 1994.

“Leading Your Practice into Laser Vision Correction.” VISX University, VISX Inc., Denver, Colo. August 1–2, 1997.

“Leading Your Practice into Laser Vision Correction.” VISX University at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, VISX, Inc., San Francisco, Calif. October 24–25, 1997.

“Options for the Correction of Myopia.” Bakersfield Ophthalmology Society, Bakersfield, Calif. March 19, 1998.

“Pearls of Laser Vision Correction.” VISX University at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, VISX, Inc., San Diego, Calif. April 17–18, 1998.

“LASIK Pearls.” Ozark Ophthalmology Round-Up, Missouri Ophthalmology Society, Branson, Mo. June 6, 1998.

“Leading Your Practice into Laser Vision Correction.” Community Hospital Ophthalmic Society, Monterey, Calif. July 15, 1998.

“LASIK Pearls.” Houston Ophthalmology Society, Houston, Texas. September 10, 1998.

“Options for the Correction of Myopia.” Grand Rounds – Hermann Eye Center, University of Texas Medical Center. September 10, 1998.

“LASIK Pearls.” Grand Rounds – Department of Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. September 11, 1998.

“Leading Your Practice into Laser Vision Correction.” Midwest Refractive Group, Hinsdale, Ill. September 18, 1998.

“Advances in Laser Vision Correction.” Alameda County/Contra Costa County Optometric Society, Lafayette, Calif. September 22, 1998.

“Antibiotic Prophylaxis in LASIK.” 7th Annual Symposium on Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Ocular Surgery News, New York, NY. October 1998.

“Pearls of Laser Vision Correction.” VISX University at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, VISX, Inc., New Orleans, La. November 6–7, 1998.

“LASIK Pearls.” Phoenix Eye Society, Phoenix, Ariz. December 10, 1998.

“LASIK Pearls.” Wilmer Eye Institute, John Hopkins University Meeting, Vail, Colo. March 1999.

“Ciprofloxacin Prophylaxis for LASIK Found Safe, Effective.” Ocular Surgery News. April 1, 1999.

“Options for the Correction of Myopia.” Florida Society of Ophthalmology, Miami Beach, Fla. September 26, 1999.

“LASIK Techniques and Other Operational Considerations.” Invited panelist – American Academy of Ophthalmology, 104th Annual Meeting, Orlando, Fla. October 22–23, 1999.

“LASIK Pearls and Advances in Laser Vision Correction.” 8th Annual Gifford Memorial Lecture, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Neb. March 1999.

“LASIK pearls.” 6th Annual Symposium, University of Cincinnati Department of Ophthalmology, Cincinnati, Ohio. June 10, 2000.

“Do You See What I See?” Defense Research Institute Symposium, Las Vegas, Nev. March 2004.

“Pearls for Transitioning to Wavefront Ablations.” American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting, San Diego, Calif. May 2004.

“Refractive Wavefront.” Invited panelist – American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting, San Diego, Calif. May 2004.

“Initial Experience with Allegretto Wave Excimer Laser System.” Wavelight Users Forum, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting, San Diego, Calif. May 2004.

“Experience with High Myopia and High Astigmatism Treatments.” Wavelight Symposium, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Calif. March 2006.

“Cornea: Orthokeratology, Tissues, Presbyopia.” Invited Panelist – American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Calif. March 2006.

“Iris Registration.” Invited Panelist. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 2007.

“Do Refractive Lenses need to be part of my Refractive Armamentarium?” Debate.  Aspen Advanced Refractive Surgery Congress, Aspen, CO, July 2007.

“Femtosecond Laser Technology.” United States Air Force Refractive Summit, San Antonio, TX, May 2008.

“iLASIK Technology & Application.” Montreal Eye Clinic 9th Symposium, Montreal, Canada, October 2008.

“iLASIK & Premium IOL’s.” LXII Annual Congress of Japan Clinical Ophthalmology, Tokyo, Japan, October 2008.

Professional Organizations
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgeons
  • California Medical Association
  • Ophthalmic Society of the Redwood Empire

San Francisco

LaserVue LASIK and Laser Eye Surgery Center San Francisco
711 Van Ness Ave Suite 320,
San Francisco, CA 94102
Location & Map 1-800-527-3745 1-415-346-5500

Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa Business Location
3540 Mendocino Ave. #200,
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Location & Map 1-800-527-3745 1-707-522-6200

Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa Business Location
3540 Mendocino Ave. #200,
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Location & Map 1-800-527-3745 1-707-522-6200

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