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… Continue Reading →
Conjunctivitis, more commonly known as pink eye, is a common eye condition that causes inflammation of the membrane that lines the eyelid and eye surface. Pink eye is typically not serious, and viral pink eye will run its course within seven to 10 days without requiring medical attention. However, pink eye can be contagious, so… Continue Reading →
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… Continue Reading →
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… Continue Reading →
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… Continue Reading →
Dry eye is a common condition that affects more than 100 million people. Common symptoms of dry eye include burning, a dry sensation, itchiness, eye fatigue, blurred vision and red eyes. Dry eye is characterized by a chronic lack of sufficient moisture on the surface of the eye. There can be many causes of dry eye. Here,… Continue Reading →
Have you been diagnosed with keratoconus? Want to learn more about the eye condition? If so, you have come to the right place. In this blog post, Mark Mandel, M.D., corneal specialist at Optima Eye, explains what keratoconus is and how it can be treated.
Just as there are everyday habits that promote healthy, strong vision, there are also those that do the exact opposite. In this blog post, laser eye surgeon Mark R. Mandel, MD, of Optima Eye takes a look at five habits you should avoid for healthier eyes.
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.
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… Continue Reading →