For the right candidates, LASIK laser vision correction can be life changing. And thanks to advances in technology, the surgery is becoming more popular among adults of all ages.
If you are on the fence about pursuing your LASIK options, this blog post is for you — Bay Area cornea and LASIK specialist Mark Mandel, MD, of Optima Eye is sharing five of the top reasons to consider LASIK. Continue reading
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is a laser eye surgery procedure that corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. PRK is similar to LASIK in that the same Wavefront laser is used for the treatment, however, there is no LASIK flap. Accordingly, the recovery is quite different. In this post, Bay Area vision specialist Mark Mandel, MD, describes what patients can expect from PRK.
PRK is performed for those individuals who are not candidates for LASIK either because the cornea is too thin, or the patient prefers not to have a LASIK flap because it might interfere with work or everyday activities. Continue reading
LASIK surgery has many benefits including clearer vision and a decreased dependence on glasses and contact lenses. But despite these benefits, many patients may be hesitant to undergo the laser vision correction procedure because of the cost. In actuality, LASIK can help patients save thousands of dollars in vision-related costs over time. Leading LASIK specialist in the Bay Area, Mark Mandel, MD, explains how in this blog post. Continue reading
By now you are aware that the sun can take a toll on your skin. But did you know your eyes are also at risk of sun damage? In addition, the summer season brings with it certain dangers that can put your eye health at risk. San Jose LASIK expert Dr. Mark Mandel outlines summer eye health risks. Before you step outside to enjoy the sun, take a moment to read these tips on how to keep your eyes happy and healthy during the summer season. Continue reading
More than 22 million Americans age 40 and older have cataracts, which is the clouding of eye’s natural lens. Common symptoms of cataracts include hazy, blurry vision, glare and halos around lights. Although there is no medical cure for cataracts, there are several ways to reduce your risk of developing the condition or if you have it, slow down its progression. According to one study, eating foods rich in vitamin C can cut the risk of cataract progression by a third. Here, cataract surgeon Mark Mandel, MD, discusses the study’s findings in detail. Continue reading
Around age 40, many people begin to notice changes in their vision. Although some of these changes are common and a normal part of the aging process, some may be a symptom of a serious underlying eye condition. In this blog post, San Jose corneal specialist Mark Mandel, MD, discusses common age-related vision problems and how they can be treated. Continue reading
Do you have difficulty seeing at night or in dimly lit rooms? Does it affect your ability to safely drive a car or limit other activities? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, you might have an eye condition that affects your night vision. Vision problems of this kind can have a significant effect on your normal routine. Mark R. Mandel, MD, LASIK and cornea specialist of Optima Eye, takes a moment to discuss how a special type of LASIK surgery can benefit patients suffering from conditions that weaken night vision. Continue reading
Harmful UV rays don’t go away during winter. The sun can still damage your skin and eyes, increasing your risk of cancer and other conditions. In this post, San Jose LASIK doctor, Mark Mandel, M.D., discusses why you still need UV protection in the winter. Continue reading
LASIK and PRK are both effective procedures for improving your vision and reducing reliance on contacts or eyeglasses. While LASIK is the more popular procedure, PRK can be a better choice for certain patients. LASIK specialist Mark Mandel, M.D., uses PRK and other procedures to serve patients who may not be good LASIK candidates. In this post Dr. Mandel explains the factors to consider when deciding between LASIK and PRK. Continue reading
When it comes to “aging gracefully” the eyes usually aren’t the first thing that comes to mind. But keeping your eyes healthy is vital to your well-being as you age. Healthy eyes allow you to maintain your independence and keep enjoying your favorite activities. Unfortunately, some common lifestyle behaviors can prematurely age your eyes. In this post, Mark Mandel, M.D., a Bay Area vision expert discusses five ways you could be aging your eyes. Continue reading