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Mark R. Mandel, MD

Mark R. Mandel, MD has been selected by hundreds of eye doctors and other physicians to perform LASIK, corneal transplant, and cataract surgery on themselves, their families, and their office staff.

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Mark R. Mandel, MD

As a sub-specialist Dr. Mandel has performed over 60,000 LASIK procedures and 20,000 cataract/IOL procedures. He has been serving Bay Area patients since 1983.

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Mark R. Mandel, MD

We are proud to offer state of the art technology for measuring the eye and performing the latest in advanced surgical techniques. Striving to achieve the best possible outcomes.

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Mark R. Mandel, MD

Graduate of Oxford University, UCLA School of Medicine, Fellowship trained cornea transplant and refractive specialist. Chosen by more surgeons to perform surgery on themselves and their families.

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Author Archives: Dr, Mark Mandel

Could the Way You Sleep Contribute to Dry Eye?

Dry eye caused by sleep position

Could the way you sleep improve or worsen dry eye syndrome? A team of ophthalmologists from Long Island, N.Y., believes it might. A study discovered that patients who sleep on their sides tend to experience more severe dry eye symptoms, including burning, itching or stinging eyes, eye fatigue and sensitivity to light.

Read on as Mark Mandel, MD, a corneal specialist serving the Bay Area with offices in San Jose, Hayward, Castro Valley and Concord, explains what you should know about the study. Continue reading

What LASIK Procedure Is Right for You?

Choosing the right LASIK Procedure

Many people considering LASIK don’t realize that there are several different types of laser vision correction to suit different visual needs. If you are interested in LASIK, you should be well informed about your options before making any decisions about your care. Here, Bay Area LASIK specialist Mark Mandel, MD, provides an overview of the laser vision correction options available at Optima Eye. Continue reading

Questions to Ask Your Cataract Surgeon during Consultation

Cataract Surgery FAQs

If blurry vision from cataracts is affecting your quality of life, it might be time to pursue cataract surgery. After gathering a list of reputable surgeons in your area and narrowing it down to a few, you should meet with them to learn more about the surgery and their approach. Ultimately, you want to select a doctor that answers all of your questions and makes you feel completely comfortable. To guide you during your consultations, Mark Mandel, MD, a cataract surgeon serving the Bay Area with offices in San Jose, Hayward, Castro Valley, and Concord, has compiled a list of questions you should ask. Continue reading

What Happens at a LASIK Consultation

If you are considering laser vision correction, the first step on your journey will be a LASIK consultation. The goal of the appointment is to educate you about your treatment options and collect information so we can determine whether you are a suitable candidate for surgery. In this post cornea and LASIK specialist Mark Mandel, MD, describes what happens during a typical consultation. Continue reading

What to Expect Right after LASIK

If you are planning to have LASIK surgery, you may have questions about the recovery timeframe and what to expect as you recuperate. In general, the recovery process is quite short and usually free of complications. Here, Bay Area laser eye surgery specialist Mark Mandel, MD, shares some more information about what you can expect right after LASIK. Continue reading

Telltale Signs of Cataracts

According to the National Eye Institute, about half of Americans have a cataract or have had a cataract by the age of 75. Since cataracts are so common in older adults, Bay Area laser eye surgeon Mark Mandel, MD, thought it would be helpful to blog about some of the telltale warning signs. Continue reading

Is Too Much Screen Time Hurting Your Eyes?

Take a moment to think about all the time you spend looking at screens throughout the day. Between your smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop, gaming system and television, you may be spending more time looking at a screen than you do sleeping.

But what is this digital dependence doing to your eyes? Can screen time actually hurt your eyes and vision? Bay Area laser eye surgery specialist Mark Mandel, MD, explains what you need to know here. Continue reading

Timing Your Cataract Surgery

Not everyone with cataracts opts to have them removed right away. The decision to have cataract surgery is a personal one, and there is no universal right or wrong time for the surgical removal of cataracts. The decision to have your cataracts removed is best discussed with a trusted cataract surgeon that knows the particulars of your case.

However, there are some general indications that it might be an appropriate time to pursue cataract surgery. Mark Mandel, MD, of Optima Eye discusses more in this post. Continue reading

Sarah Lee shares her successful LASIK experience. Click below to enjoy her video.

Physicians and patients have traveled from all over the world to Mark R. Mandel, MD

If you would like to meet with Dr. Mandel to discuss your personal vision needs, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

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Laser Refractive Surgeries

Laser refractive surgery corrects focusing errors of the eye (e.g., nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism) in order to improve visual sharpness and clarity. Procedures include LASIK, laser cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange.

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Premium Cataract Surgery

At Optima Eye we offer premium cataract surgery. Patients can opt for laser cataract surgery and / or premium intraocular lens implants, with several options to fit your unique lifestyle.

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Complete Eye Care

Dr. Mandel and his team of professionals offer a complete continuum of general eye care services to accommodate every patient’s needs — whether those needs are as simple as a routine eye exam, or as complex as laser vision correction.

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Dry Eye Treatment

Dry eye syndrome, which affects more than 100 million people worldwide, can be painful and debilitating. Dr. Mandel uses several approaches to treat dry eye, ranging from medication to punctal plugs.

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Hayward, CA 94541

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San Jose, CA 95128

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