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Over 75 years of experience serving the Bay Area

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V. Nicholas Batra, MD
V. Nicholas Batra, MD
Past President the California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Batra Vision is a Multispecialty Eye Care Provider

At Batra Vision Medical Group, we’re dedicated to providing our patients with the best possible results. That’s why we employ the most advanced techniques practiced in modern ophthalmology. When combined with the extraordinary skills of our professional staff, you can be confident that your eye care will meet the highest standards of quality and provide you with the utmost value.

Your vision is a precious commodity of limitless value.  Don’t compromise the care of your eyes to anyone but the best.  That’s why you’ll want to become a patient at Batra Vision.

Specializing in:

  • Cornea, Cataract, and refractive surgery
  • Glaucoma Diagnosis and Management
  • General Ophthalmology and Optometry

If you are looking for laser eye surgery in the Oakland or East Bay area such as Wavefront™ LASIK or are interested in another ophthalmology procedure such as cataract surgery, cornea transplant surgery, cornea insert surgery using Intacs, or lens implant surgery, the staff and physicians of Batra Vision Medical Group are here for you.

Welcome to our symptom checker.

Welcome to the symptom checker eye module on the Batra vision. On the lefthand side of this module you will find some of the most common eye problems. The Batra Vision symptom checker is designed with eyes in mind to help you understand what your medical symptoms could mean, and provide you with the trusted information. If you have any of these symptoms please feel free to click on that section and read about the symptom. Batra Vision can help you with a diagnosis of your eye problem and help provide a treatment protocol. We also see second opinions in the event that you have seen a different practice but have not solved the problem. If you have an immediate emergency please call us at 510-372-2222. If you are seeking a qualified San Francisco Ophthalmologist or Optometrist Batra Vision has you covered.

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Blurry Vision

Blurry vision is very common. The answer to why you have blurry vision is best answered by an eye care professional or an Ophthalmologist here at Batra Vision. Some conditions that cause blurry vision are easy to treat, but others require quick medical attention. Schedule an appointment with Batra Vision today to get a thorough diagnosis.

Serious Causes of Blurry Vision
People with cardiovascular conditions and diabetes need to be especially vigilant when any vision problems arise, as these can signal serious systemic health problems as well.

  • Eye Occlusions
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Degeneration

Dry Eyes

Dry eye is the loss or reduction of the eye's ability to produce normal tears. Dry eye syndrome is a common issue and can be exacerbated by environmental conditions. In addition, dry syndrome is associated with inflammation.

People with dry eyes may experience the following symptoms:

  • Eye irritation
  • Gritty, scratchy or burning eyes
  • A feeling of something in their eyes
  • Excessive watering

Dry eye treatment can vary significantly among eye care professionals so it is important to see an eye doctor that has a history of success treating dry eyes.

Eyelid Issues

The eyelids are the main protective structures of the eyes. In addition to being a physical barrier blocking out foreign particles and ultraviolet light, the eyelids also contain structures important for maintaining a smooth, clear tear film and healthy ocular surface. Eyelid anatomy is complex, and degeneration or dysfunction of its tissues may result in various eyelid disorders.

Common eyelid issues are:

  • Ptosis - Eyelid ptosis occurs when the upper eyelid droops down over the eye.
  • Dermatochalasis - Dermatochalasis is the condition of excess eyelid skin. In the upper eyelid, this excess skin may hang over the eyelashes and interfere with visual function
  • Ectropion - Ectropion occurs when the eyelid turns out and is no longer in contact with the eye.
  • Entropion - Entropion occurs when the eyelid turns in and causes the eyelashes and eyelid skin to chafe against the eye.
  • Chalazion - A stye or chalazion are eyelid cysts or lumps that can occur at any age. These eyelid issues are many times present with a case of blepharitis.
  • Blepharitis - Blepharitis is an inflammation along the edges of the eyelids. The eyelids can become irritated and itchy, and appear greasy and crusted with scales that build up on the lashes.

Night Driving Problems

Many people experience night vision driving problems and as we age much of this can be related to developing cataracts. Don't worry this can be fixed via surgery and is one of the most popular surgeries performed today in the US. Batra Vision has some of the most experienced cataract cataract surgeons in the San Francisco Bay area.

The following eye conditions can cause night vision problems:

  • Nearsightedness – the inability to clearly see objects far away
  • Cataracts – the clouding of the eye’s lens
  • Vitamin A deficiency – an important vitamin that is key in transforming nerve impulses into images in the retina


It is not uncommon that people report seeing bright circles when they look directly at light sources, such as headlights or lamps, especially at night. Sometimes they are harmless and just a typical response from the eye or may even be simply a result of wearing glasses or contact lenses. However, these halos can also be a red flag, especially when other symptoms happen at the same time. They could be a side effect of other diseases, such as cataracts.


Astigmatism is when the front surface of your eye, called the cornea or lens, has imperfect curvature rather than being round. Astigmatism symptoms are pretty easy to spot – eyes that feel tired or strained, frequent headaches, trouble driving at night, squinting, or blurred vision at near, middle or far distances.

  • Blurred or distorted vision
  • Eye strain or discomfort
  • Headaches
  • Night vision problems
  • Eye Squinting

Distance Vision Problems

When you have distance vision problems you are experiencing myopia often referred to as nearsightedness. Myopia is treatable with glasses, contact lenses, laser vision correction and the Visian ICL. Feel free to come visit Batra Vision for a distance vision evaluation. We can make a big difference in your quality of vision with a simple procedure.

Trouble Reading

If you are having trouble reading you are experiencing some form of hyperopia or presbyopia depending on your age. Every good pair of eyes eventually gets old and with age comes a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia, which usually begins to set in some time around 40, occurs when the lens of the eye begins to stiffen, making near vision (such as reading books, menus, and computer screens) blurry. You may have this age-related farsightedness if you notice yourself holding the newspaper further and further away in order to make out the words, and you may begin to experience headaches or eye strain as well.

Why Choose Batra Vision

2021 Newsweek Top Ophthalmologist and voted onto Best Cataract Surgeons in America in 2022
Multi-specialty eye care practice led by Dr. V. Nicholas Batra, 2016 president for California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons & leadership counselor role with American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) since 2015 to present.
1st national provider to perform Lasik with the LenSx Allegretto platform and laser cataract surgery
1st Bay Area providers to utilize ORA, Alcon CLareon IOL, VERION and LensX technologies
One of the largest Ophthalmology Clinics in the East Bay
Over 25,000 procedures performed
Over 75 years combined experience serving the Bay Area
Featured on ABC News and Fox News
Live Surgeon for ASCRS in 2016 and 2017
Northern California FDA clinical trial site for corneal crosslinking

What Should I Be Thinking About Before Cataract Surgery?

You will be using your new eyesight every waking moment for the rest of your life. Please take as much time as needed to consult with us as well as your family. Our surgeons, technicians and coordinators are available to help you make the best decision.

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Great Vision With LASIK Eye Surgery

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The medical team at our San Leandro and Concord laser eye surgery offices serving the East Bay and Oakland area prides itself on providing exceptional patient care and patient education. The following testimonials are actual testimonials from Batra Vision Medical Group patients who have benefited from our dedication, knowledge, and commitment to excellence.

What Our Patients Are Saying

It has been amazing to be able to wake up with 20/20 vision. Dr. Batra and his staff helped make the surgery a piece of cake. I can honestly say that LASIK surgery is – by far – the best investment I’ve ever made for my eyes.

Stephen Bisordi

Although I was apprehensive about having surgery, Dr. Batra and his staff made me feel very comfortable. I was relaxed and felt in very capable hands. I would have the surgery again in a heartbeat.

Wende Rose

After 35 years of wearing glasses I had the surgery for Crystalens® implants. It has been two months since the surgery and I have 20/20 vision and getting better each day. The implants’ clarity and sharpness are outstanding. I would recommend the implants to anyone who would be a candidate for the LASIK procedure.

Raymond Dube
Happy Woman and Man

Batra Vision in the News

June 12, 2013: KGO-TV (ABCNews7) Broadcast segment on LenSx cataract surgery featuring Dr. Batra

Watch Dr. Batra perform live surgery utilizing the LenSx laser system during this special segment of the KGO-TV/ABC7 nightly news. Dr. Batra also discusses the amazing benefits of this new laser in cataract surgery.

News on Refractive Surgery and More

Because of our commitment to high-quality patient care and patient education, our San Leandro and Concord refractive surgery offices serving the Oakland and East Bay area have compiled the latest news involving eye care. We feel it is important to keep our current patients and prospective patients abreast of the latest advances in this exciting and ever-evolving field.

If you require information about the latest in ophthalmology and refractive surgery in the Oakland and East Bay area, Batra Vision Medical Group will be happy to keep you informed.

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