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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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Experience
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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Innovation
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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Questions to Ask Your Cataract Surgeon during Consultation

Cataract Surgery FAQs

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 a doctor that answers all of your questions and makes you feel completely comfortable. To guide you during your consultations, Mark Mandel, MD, a cataract surgeon serving the Bay Area with offices in San Jose, Hayward, Castro Valley, and Concord, has compiled a list of questions you should ask.

How will cataract surgery improve my vision?

Cataract surgery involves removing the naturally cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens to restore clear vision and focus. Your cataract surgeon should be able to give you an idea of the type of visual results to expect after cataract surgery, and how soon after surgery you can expect to see improvements.

What happens during surgery?

Your surgeon can take you through the procedure step-by-step, explaining how the lens is removed and how the lens implant is placed.

What type of technology do you use?

Some surgeons only perform traditional cataract surgery using standard surgical instruments. Other surgeons also offer laser-assisted cataract surgery, in which lasers replace some of the surgical instruments which may enhance the precision and accuracy of the procedure. You can ask your surgeon what technology they use and which approach they recommend for your case.

What are my lens implant options?

You have many choices with regard to the lens implant that replaces your natural lens. Your cataract surgeon should be able to explain the lens implant that s/he feels is most appropriate for your visual needs, lifestyle and budget.

What is the cataract surgery recovery like?

You should be sure to ask your surgeon about the length of recovery and what to expect as your eyes heal. Ask questions about when you can bathe, drive and resume work after surgery, and how soon after surgery follow-up visits are normally scheduled.

Request Information about Cataract Surgery

If you would like to request more information about cataract surgery with Dr. Mandel, please contact Optima Eye today at 877-210-2020 ext. 3 or by sending us an email today.

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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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1237 B Street
Hayward, CA 94541

San Jose Location

455 O’Connor Drive, Suite 360
San Jose, CA 95128

Castro Valley Location

20400 Lake Chabot Road, Suite 302
Castro Valley, CA 94546

Concord Location

1401 Willow Pass Rd., Suite 100
Concord, CA 94520
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