Author Dr. Jay Bansal

About Dr. Jay Bansal

Santa Rosa Ophthalmologist Jay Bansal, MD, medical director of LaserVue Eye Center is a nationally recognized Refractive Surgery specialist. Dr. Bansal is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the Council for Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance. Recognized as a VISX Star Surgeon and one of “America’s Top Ophthalmologists” by Consumers’ Research Council, Dr. Bansal was among the first eye surgeons in California to perform the LASIK procedure. His career is dedicated to the research, teaching, and practice of advanced vision correction techniques. He has performed over 18,000 successful LASIK procedures and is certified as a trainer to other surgeons on both the VISX™ STAR and IntraLase™ Femtosecond laser systems. Dr. Bansal was the first eye surgeon in Northern California to offer the Wavelight Allegretto excimer laser to Bay Area LASIK patients. As a renowned San Francisco ophthalmologist, Dr. Bansal lectures frequently on vision correction both nationally and internationally.

Blog posts by Dr. Jay Bansal

22
Jul

Introducing EVO Visian ICL Lens

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At LaserVue Eye Center, we are excited to announce that the EVO Visian ICL Lens, which earned FDA approval in the United States in March 2022, is now available for our patients in San Francisco, Santa Rosa, and Mountain View.

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20
May

Should I Get LASIK?

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Many people wonder whether or not LASIK is right for them. Here is a closer look at how LASIK laser eye surgery works, how it can improve your life through visual freedom, and why it might be right for you.  

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4
May

Dr. Jay Bansal Recognized as One of the “Best Cataract Surgeons in America”

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Dr. Bansal has been named one of the “Best Cataract Surgeons in America” for his exceptional care and delivering state-of-the-art outcomes to the patients of Northern California.

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22
Apr

6 Common Age-Related Eye Conditions in People Over 40

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Aging is an unstoppable natural process that increases the risk of various health conditions. For this reason, adults aged 40 and above are at greater risk of age-related eye conditions like glaucoma and cataracts. This article examines six of the most common age-related eye conditions, noting their prevalence, risk factors, symptoms, and treatment. Most Common...

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1
Apr

7 Tips for Healthy Eyes and Good Vision

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If you are interested in taking better care of your eyes, there’s no time like the present. Here are 7 things you can do to benefit your vision quality and boost your eye health!

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7
Feb

Can Astigmatism Affect Night Vision?

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In this article, we outline exactly how astigmatism can affect your ability to see at night and possible treatment options that can greatly improve your quality of vision.

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27
Jan

Can Blue Light Glasses Prevent Eye Damage?

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In this guide, we answer some of your most common questions about blue light, its potential effects on your eyes, and the most effective ways to prevent digital eye strain.

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17
Dec

What is Astigmatism, And Can It Be Corrected?

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In this article we outline exactly what astigmatism is and the possible treatment options for correcting it.

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20
Oct

ZEISS SMILE vs LASIK

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The ultimate comparison guide to help you determine which laser surgery is right for correcting your vision, LASIK, or ZEISS SMILE eye surgery.

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23
Aug

How Long Does Lasik Recovery Last?

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In this article, we outline what to expect during recovery from LASIK laser eye surgery. First day of healing through one year after LASIK.

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7
Jul

How Long Does LASIK Laser Eye Surgery Last?

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One of the most common questions our ophthalmologists receive from patients is, “How long does LASIK last?”, or, “Is LASIK permanent?”. In this article we outline the long-term effects you can expect after LASIK and how this procedure can permanently correct blurry vision caused by refractive errors.

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8
Jun

What are Refractive Errors in the Eyes?

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Refractive errors are the most common eye disorder in the world. When they occur they cause patients to experience blurred vision, loss of visual focus, and other ocular disturbances that can vary in severity.   Aside from blurry vision, other symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, eye strain, and excessive squinting to focus your eyesight often accompany...

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21
May

Eye Care Best Practices for After the Age of 40

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As we age, remaining active physically and mentally is important to maintaining our health long-term, and our eyes are no different. Read on for five tips on how you can care for your eyes after you turn 40 and beyond.

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14
May

Why Are My Eyes So Dry?

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7 Things That Could Be Making Your Dry Eye Worse Dry Eye Syndrome is an irritating affliction that can make it uncomfortable to clearly see. The clinical cause of Dry Eye Syndrome is inadequate quality or quantity of tears to keep your eyes well lubricated. The tears that lubricate your eyes are not the same...

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25
Mar

Tecnis® Multifocal Intraocular Lens

The Tecnis Multifocal IOL is a great option for Cataract Surgery Patients

Regain High-Quality Vision at Any Distance After Cataract Surgery with the Tecnis® Multifocal IOL The buildup and accumulation of proteins in your eye’s natural lens is called a cataract. Cataracts compromise your ability to see clearly with age as they continue to cloud over, harden, and reduce focused light to your retina resulting in duller...

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