Juxtaposing modern technology to old-fashioned care and attention, Dr. Hilary J. Lerner, Dr. Lisa Chang, and Dr. Farah Noory?along with their dozen-strong team?improve eyes' function and health at three locations. Trained at institutions such as Yale and Harvard, the doctors specialize in surgery that eliminates the need for glasses, including cataract removal and LASIK. Their full-service menu, however, is expansive, even encompassing the application of lash-bolstering Latisse. To help a wide variety of patients receive the care they deserve, Lerner Eye Center has cultivated a multilingual team, with five languages spoken among the team.
Dr. Jay Bansal has performed more than 20,000 successful LASIK procedures since his 1994 certification by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Bansal, a physician trainer for IntraLase technology and the medical director of LaserVue Eye Center, performs every single LASIK procedure at three of the center’s four locations: San Francisco, Mountain View, and Walnut Creek. He specializes in a blade-free process using iLASIK wavefront technology, which relies on advanced lasers and enhanced optical imagery to improve a patient’s chances of achieving 20/20 or better vision while decreasing their chances of experiencing nighttime blurriness. In addition to LASIK, LaserVue’s American Board of Ophthalmology-certified eye surgeons and ophthalmic technicians offer several types of cataract surgery, as well as treatments for other ocular conditions such as dry eye or glaucoma.
Dr. William Ellis sharpened his corneal crafting skills at the side of Professor Syvatslov Fyodorov, the father of modern radial keratotomy, and has since completed more than 50,000 LASIK procedures in his career. With a keen focus on personal attention and individual patient needs, he performs every laser vision surgery at all six Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center locations, relying on an armory of advanced technology to map eye terrain, correct vision, and prepare patrons to work as a chameleon’s parole officer. Further showcasing his knowledge on the subject, Dr. Ellis has written a medical textbook on eye surgery entitled Keratotomy Surgery for Myopia, Hyperopia and Astigmatism.
With multiple degrees in the sciences and optometry, Dr. Judy Nguyen uses her wealth of optical expertise to outfit blurry-eyed customers with an array of designer specs. The family eye-care practice provides comprehensive eye exams and screenings and accepts 10 insurance providers, accommodating the peepers of young and old with fashion-forward adult frames by Ray-Ban and Versace and kids' styles by Disney and Sight for Students. Dr. Nguyen and her amiable staff help patients select the right styles of eyewear without being pushy or insulting their previous Krazy Straw frames.
The Monetta family has been helping Bay Area locals see for nearly 60 years. At Eyes in Disguise and Dr. Monetta Optometry, Dr. Robert Monetta O.D. proudly carries on his father's practice that he took over nearly 30 years ago. He uses his own experience to expertly screen patients of all ages for vision loss and chronic eye conditions. At either of Dr. Monetta's optical shops, patients can choose from stylish handmade frames or brand-name pieces from Kazuo Kawasaki, Gucci, and Prada, and can also count on superior patient care and customer service.
Dr. Michael R. Macdonald has surgical treatments in his blood. His earliest inspiration came from his father, who worked as a pediatric head and neck surgeon in their native Toronto. That influence stuck: the young Macdonald took up the family stethoscope by studying surgery at the University of Toronto, even training under his father for a portion of his first residency. He continued his education at the University of California, San Francisco, and, enamored of the city, decided to stay to open his practice.
Today, Dr. Macdonald provides both cosmetic and reconstructive treatments from the comfort of his clinic. In addition to performing plastic-surgery treatments, he leads a team of skincare specialists who tend to clients with facials and advanced laser treatments. Dr. Macdonald also extends his beautifying mission beyond the practice?s walls, contributing his time and talents to a number of charitable organizations.