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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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Category Archives: LASIK Surgery

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

Are Refractive Errors Hereditary?

Are refractive errors hereditary?

A growing amount of research has suggested that a person’s family eye health history is a risk factor for many eye conditions including cataracts and macular degeneration. But what about refractive errors like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism? Can these common vision problems be inherited? In this blog post, cornea and Bay Area LASIK specialist Mark Mandel, M.D., of Optima Eye answers this question in detail. 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

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

Activities that Are Enjoyable After LASIK

Life after LASIK

From glancing at your alarm clock in the morning to driving and playing your favorite sport, LASIK surgery can improve many aspects of your life. Following the quick and painless procedure (and recovery), patients are pleasantly surprised as to just how much more enjoyable most activities are. If you are considering LASIK, here are some of the activities you can look forward to glasses-free after your procedure. Continue reading

Reasons to Get LASIK this Summer

Reasons to get LASIK

Have you been considering LASIK for a while but always find a reason to put it off? Summer is a great time to have the procedure done. LASIK is quick, painless and involves a short recovery time, which means you can enjoy clearer vision just in time for summer this year. Bay Area LASIK specialist Mark Mandel, M.D., shares a few reasons why summer is a great time for LASIK. Continue reading

Questions to Ask Yourself before Choosing LASIK

Questions to ask yourself before LASIK

Choosing to undergo LASIK surgery is an exciting and potentially life-changing decision. LASIK and corneal specialist Mark Mandel, M.D., of Optima Eye has dedicated his career to educating patients so they can make the most informed decision possible when it comes to safely enhancing their vision. Dr. Mandel has compiled the following list of questions all patients should consider before undergoing LASIK. Continue reading

Top Five LASIK Myths

Common LASIK Myths

If you are considering LASIK surgery to enhance your vision, you may have already started researching the procedure. But how much of what you have heard is actually true? In this blog, top laser eye surgeon Mark R. Mandel, MD, of Optima Eye debunks the top five myths about LASIK surgery. Continue reading

Comparing the Cost of LASIK and Contacts

Comparing the cost of LASIK vs contacts

The cost of LASIK surgery is one of the most common concerns patients have when considering the procedure. And understandably so, as LASIK surgery tends to have a larger upfront cost than both glasses and contacts. However, statistics show LASIK surgery is actually a wise financial investment. In this month’s blog post, trusted eye surgeon Mark R. Mandel, MD, of Optima Eye decided it would be a good idea to compare the cost of LASIK to the life-long cost of contacts. 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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