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

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 SMILE?

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Update: SMILE is now available in the US -Learn more about choosing SMILE over LASIK or PRK 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 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

Man Performing Vision Test to determine if he has farsightedness or nearsightedness

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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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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31
Jul

See Us – See Clear!

All-Laser LASIK at LaserVue Eye Center is perhaps the most dynamic refractive procedure in ophthalmology, correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and even presbyopia (through monovision LASIK). At LaserVue Eye Center, we have been a part of the amazing changes in laser vision correction over the past decade, and we are grateful and privileged that we can...

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24
Jul

Cataract Awareness Month – Free Cataract Screenings in August

Did you know cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in adults? Cataracts are very common. Approximately 20.5 million Americans age 40 and older have cataracts and half of people 80 and older will develop cataracts. In honor of Cataract Awareness Month, Dr. Jay Bansal of LaserVue LASIK and Cataract Center is offering free...

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18
Jun

What is Refractive Surgery?

We should first explain refraction. As light passes through the cornea, which is the clear front part of the eye, it bends. The bending of light is simply called refraction. Now, when light bends in a way that alters the representation of the real world, we call this a refractive error. Imagine looking through a...

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