Author Dr. Jay Bansal, MD

About Dr. Jay Bansal, MD

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, MD

27
Jan

Can Blue Light Glasses Prevent Eye Damage?

Woman sitting at table with laptop in front of her closing her eyes and massaging bridge of her nose, trying to relive digital eye strain.

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

SMILE vs LASIK: Which Laser Eye Surgery is Right for Me?

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The ultimate comparison guide to help you determine which laser surgery is right for correcting your vision, LASIK, or 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 is a Refractive Error in the Eyes?

Man getting an eye exam to look for a refractive error in the eye

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

How to Take Care of Your Eyes 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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11
Mar

The Tecnis Symfony™ Intraocular Lens

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

Enhance Your Vision After Cataract Surgery With the Tecnis Symfony™ IOL By the age of 80, over half of Americans will have experienced a cataract, the buildup of proteins in your eye’s natural lens that hardens and clouds your vision. Laser cataract surgery replaces this compromised natural lens with a new, artificial intraocular lens (IOL)...

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1
Feb

AcrySof® IQ Vivity® Intraocular Lens

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The AcrySof® IQ Vivity® Intraocular Lens is the first premium lifestyle IOL designed with extended vision technology.

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1
Feb

Alcon PanOptix Trifocal Intraocular Lens

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Learn about the revolutionary benefits of the Alcon PanOptix® Trifocal Intraocular Lens, and how this advanced technology can redefine your quality of vision after cataract surgery.

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28
Jan

See the Signs: What Are The Symptoms of Age-Related Eye Conditions?

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Learn about the four most common age-related eye conditions and their symptoms, to help you spot them before any permanent damage occurs.

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19
Jan

6 New Year’s Resolutions SMILE Vision Correction Can Help You Keep

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Learn how SMILE Laser Vision Correction has already improved the quality of life for many LaserVue patients and how this life-changing procedure could benefit you in 2021.

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29
Dec

Why is Corneal Thickness Important to LASIK?

How Cornea Size Affects Your Candidacy for LASIK Eye Surgery

Learn why assessing your corneal thickness is an essential step in the LASIK laser eye surgery screening process.

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