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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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Top 5 Reasons to Choose LASIK

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

What to Expect from PRK Surgery

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 Costs: Is It Worth It?

Is LASIK worth the cost?

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

Protect Your Eyes from Summertime Dangers

Summertime dangers

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

Can Eating Foods Rich in Vitamin C Prevent Cataract Progression?

Can vitamin C foods slow down cataracts?

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

3 Common Vision Conditions to Watch Out for As You Age

Age-related vision changes and conditions

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

Can LASIK Surgery Improve My Night Vision?

Can LASIK Improve My Night Vision?

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

Why You Still Need UV Protection in Winter

UV Protection in Winter

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

Should I Have LASIK or PRK?

LASIK vs. PRK

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

Five Ways You Could Be Aging Your Eyes

Age-related vision changes and conditions

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

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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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