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 →
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… Continue Reading →
On August 21, North America experienced the first total solar eclipse in 99 years. The skies darkened from Oregon to South Carolina as the moon passed in between the sun and the Earth. Millions of people headed outside to catch a glimpse of the exciting natural phenomenon. In the weeks leading up to the eclipse,… Continue Reading →
Mark Mandel, MD, of Optima Eye is acutely aware of the ways cataract surgery in the Bay Area can change his patients’ lives. A new study from Alcon, which manufactures cataract surgery technology, confirms what Dr. Mandel and his patients already know to be true: cataract surgery can have tremendously positive emotional and physical impacts… Continue Reading →