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


LASIK vs. Contacts and Glasses

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The ultimate comparison guide to help you determine which is better for your lifestyle, LASIK Eye Surgery or contacts, and glasses.

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Are You a ZEISS SMILE Candidate?

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Is ZEISS SMILE Eye Surgery Right For You? As the latest technology in laser vision correction, ZEISS SMILE is a comfortable procedure, but how do you know if it’s right for you? Do you have blurry vision or are you nearsighted? Do glasses or contact lenses inconvenience your daily life? Do you often experience dry eye symptoms?...

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LASIK and ZEISS SMILE – What’s the Difference?

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LASIK and ZEISS SMILE: The Future is brighter with a new laser vision correction technology option. Whether LASIK or ZEISS SMILE is the laser vision correction best suited for you, your vision for the future can be sharpened. As you know, LASIK has been helping patients for more than 25 years to see more clearly without glasses....

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Why is my vision blurry?

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Understanding your vision is the first step in improving it! Most people deal with some amount and form of unclear vision. From nearsightedness to farsightedness, astigmatism to old age, everyone’s eyes and clarity of vision are different. The more you know about what causes blurry, unclear vision, the better decisions you can make to care...

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Ocular Migraines: An Overview

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Understanding Eye Migraines and Vision Impairment Recent studies suggest that over 50 million people in the United States suffer from migraines. Some sufferers experience a rare subtype of these serious headaches called Ocular Migraines. An ocular migraine can be recognized by the visual disturbances that occurs with onset. Common Visual Symptoms of Ocular Migraines Blind Spots Blurred...

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What to Expect When Receiving Laser Cataract Surgery

If you are suffering from vision impairment due to cataracts, you are not alone. One in every six people over the age of 40 will develop cataracts. At LaserVue Eye Center we have over a decade of experience performing Laser Cataract surgery, and we pride ourselves on providing each patient with the highest standard in...

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How Much Does LASIK Eye Surgery Cost?

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The #1 Question About LASIK Eye Surgery: How Much Is It? If you are suffering from nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), or astigmatism, LASIK might be the solution for you. This popular vision correction procedure utilizes advanced laser technology to reshape the cornea of your eye. It is a relatively painless operation that is completed in...

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LipiFlow: The Most Advanced Dry Eye Treatment

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Learn about LipiFlow the most advanced technology relieving the discomfort of dry eyes caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction or MGD.

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Meet The Doctors at LaserVue Eye Center

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Get to Know Our Passionate Eye Care Specialists Serving Bay Area Patients Our doctors at LaserVue Eye Center offer comprehensive eye care to patients in the Bay Area. Our offices are conveniently located in San Francisco, Mountain View, and Santa Rosa. We provide state of the art services like custom blade-free LASIK eye surgery, advanced...

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4 Common Concerns About ZEISS SMILE Eye Surgery

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Common Questions Patients Ask About ZEISS SMILE Eye Surgery At LaserVue Eye Center, we take our patients’ physical and mental comfort in mind before performing any vision corrective surgery. We understand the anxiety many patients can feel before an operation, so our experienced surgeons are here to guide you through the entire ZEISS SMILE Eye procedure. Our...

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5 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

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Maintain Eye Health with These Helpful Tips! It’s a fact: everyone gets older. While it may seem like we have little control over our health as we age, there are actually many things that we can do to stay healthy as time goes on. Staying strong and toned are usually big concerns, but don’t forget...

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4 Common Concerns About LASIK Eye Surgery

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Common Questions Patients Ask about LASIK While many LASIK candidates are excited for their upcoming procedure, there are those that have fears and concerns. At LaserVue Eye Center, we take our patients’ physical and mental comfort in mind before performing any corrective eye surgery. Our experienced surgeons will help to educate you and your loved...

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A Happy LASIK Patient Review

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One of Our Happy Patients Shares His LASIK Story We have the pleasure of working with many patients, each with their own unique cases. A recent patient was so happy that he wanted to share his story of LASIK. “I had an eye exam for the first time in my life when I was 25...

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What to Avoid After ZEISS SMILE Eye Surgery

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Recovery Process from ZEISS SMILE Laser Eye Surgery and What to Avoid Are you scheduled to have ZEISS SMILE eye surgery in the near future? Congratulations! ZEISS SMILE is one of the safest and most advanced elective eye surgeries available for those suffering from myopia or astigmatism. After the short laser procedure, it is likely you will be...

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What to Know About Intraocular Lenses for Cataract Surgery

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Following the removal of the eye’s clouded natural crystalline lens during cataract surgery, artificial lenses known as intraocular lenses (IOL) are inserted instead. Intraocular lenses are meticulously crafted lenses that permanently replace the removed natural lenses, restoring clear vision to the patient who receives it. Perfectly transparent, the IOL will never become clouded and they...

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