The chances of achieving satisfying LASIK outcomes increase exponentially when you select the right surgeon to perform the procedure. According to Mark Mandel, MD, a cornea specialist and laser eye surgeon serving the Bay Area, the success of your surgery depends on the experience and skills of your surgeon. Sometimes red flags come up in… Continue Reading →
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… Continue Reading →
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… Continue Reading →
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… Continue Reading →
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,… Continue Reading →
More than 100 million people worldwide are affected by a condition known as dry eye, and that number is expected to increase in the future. Because it is so prevalent, cornea specialist Mark Mandel, MD, wants to share what you should know about dry eye syndrome.
Cataract surgery can improve vision and quality of life — but can it also help you live a longer life? According to a new study, the answer is yes. Below, Mark Mandel, MD, of Optima Eye breaks down the study in more detail.
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… Continue Reading →
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.
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… Continue Reading →