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

1
Apr

Does LASIK Hurt? Your Questions Answered

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Does LASIK Eye Surgery Actually Hurt? And How Much? You’ve been thinking about LASIK surgery for years, but something is holding you back: the fear. Guess what? You’re not alone. So does LASIK hurt? Let us give you some peace of mind. Does the actual LASIK eye surgery procedure hurt? In all honesty, it can...

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25
Mar

4 Ways Your Contacts Try to Undermine Your Office Life

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Look at you! You’ve got your nine-to-five office job. You’re on your grind. You’re proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Spanish (at least according to your resume). You’ve come so far. But people just don’t understand how hard you really have it. While you take a break from humble bragging about your desk toys and...

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18
Mar

An Open Letter to My Contact Lenses

Dear contacts, We had a good run. I appreciate all of the work you’ve done over the years, really I do. Hell, you gave me the gift of sight. You’re amazing. But lately, it just hasn’t been the same… I’m sick of the routine. The waking up blind, stumbling over cold feet to the bathroom...

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11
Mar

How Can I Pay for LASIK?

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Does LASIK eye surgery costs one bajillion dollars? Well, no. It can’t be that much. “Bajillion” isn’t a number. But it’s not cheap, that’s for sure. Right? The average cost for LASIK is around $4,200, or $2,100 per eye. That’s nothing to sneeze at, but there are things you can do to make the cost...

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4
Mar

Contacts Are a Procrastinator’s Worst Nightmare

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There’s always tomorrow. We’ve got plenty of time. Tomorrow is another day. Eh, it’ll be fiiiiiine. These are the procrastinator mantras. You can hear them echo across college campuses, office bullpens and dilapidated apartment buildings everywhere. Anytime something needs to get done, a procrastinator is ready to put it off one more day. And another...

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29
Feb

Should I get LASIK or ZEISS SMILE?

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Update: ZEISS SMILE is now available in the US -Learn more about choosing ZEISS SMILE over LASIK or PRK ZEISS SMILE isn’t available in the US yet, but its FDA studies seem to indicate that it will be at some point soon. So, when ZEISS SMILE comes out should you go for it or go for LASIK? We explore...

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26
Feb

What Is LASIK Recovery Like?

So you’re excited about the idea of life after LASIK. Can’t say we blame you. Imagine going for a spontaneous swim without worrying about your contacts, or finally being able to see your alarm clock in the morning. Imagine not groping around in a panic every time you drop a contact on the bathroom floor....

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19
Feb

LASIK Surgery for Farsightedness and Nearsightedness

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Addressing Farsightedness and Nearsightedness with LASIK If you’re considering LASIK surgery, knowing the details about the procedure, the side effects, and the expected results are important. Many patients have lots of questions about how LASIK laser eye surgery can correct their vision, especially when it comes to farsightedness and nearsightedness. Read on for the most...

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19
Feb

Just Try Doing These 5 Yoga Postures With Glasses

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Fad workouts come and go, but some exercise routines stand the test of time. Whether you’re a true yogi, or just a “yogi,” yoga is a great way to build strength, increase flexibility and ease stress. That is, if you don’t have glasses wrecking your (vinyasa) flow. Before you squeeze into those yoga pants and...

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1
Feb

Why Choose Jay Bansal?

Dr. Jay Bansal

Jay Bansal, MD, Founder of LaserVue Eye Center in the Bay Area Read below to hear what our patients have to say about their experience at the LaserVue offices! It was nothing short of a miracle. My vision is 20/20, the new found freedom is incredible. Susan Roesgen – CNN News Anchor A surprising number...

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12
Nov

How Safe is LASIK?

LASIK has become one of the most popular surgeries in the world, and not without merit. Since its early days, LASIK has been known throughout the medical community and the general public as an extraordinarily safe and effective procedure. When LASIK was first developed, surgeons would perform part of the surgery by hand, using an...

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9
Sep

Dr. Jay Bansal’s Top 10 Reasons to get LASIK Surgery

Dr. Jay Bansal, Ophthalmologist with LASIK Technology and Patient

Dr. Jay Bansal has been performing LASIK eye surgery for over two decades. When it comes LASIK, Dr. Bansal knows the ins and outs, ups and downs, and most everything in between. If you’re considering LASIK eye surgery but aren’t sure if it’s worth it, you’re not alone. Here are Dr. Bansal’s top 10 reasons...

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8
Sep

Dr. Jay Bansal — A History

Dr. Jay Bansal

Dr. Jay Bansal offers advanced laser eye surgery to the residents of the North Bay Area. For nearly two decades, Dr. Bansal has been performing LASIK surgery for patients in California. Whereas most people don’t know what career they want halfway through college, Dr. Bansal knew all his life he was going to help people...

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25
Aug

Astigmatism Before, During, & After LASIK

LaserVue LASIK & Cataract Center helps patients in the San Francisco Bay Area reclaim their vision. If you have questions about astigmatism and LASIK surgery, read on to learn more. I have astigmatism and am +X nearsighted / -X farsighted—am I a candidate for LASIK? First and foremost: only a qualified refractive surgeon that has...

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19
May

Redness In Eye After LASIK Eye Surgery

Are you experiencing redness in the eye you had LASIK surgery on? Redness due to UV rays may be indicative that you have a pinguecula or pterygium in the eye that you had LASIK surgery on.  This occurs when sunlight exposure and long-term irritation cause tissue to thicken and form usually at 3 and 9...

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