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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 70,000 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… always 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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Can LASIK Surgery Improve My Night Vision?

Can LASIK Improve My Night Vision?

This post was updated on 5/02/2019

Does your eyesight suffer in dimly lit rooms or do you have more difficulty seeing at night than you should? Do you feel your ability to drive safely after sundown is being compromised? If so, you may have eye condition that’s affecting your night vision. Optima Eye’s LASIK & cornea specialist Mark R. Mandel, MD discusses how patients facing these issues can benefit from LASIK surgery.
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Why You Still Need UV Protection in Winter

UV Protection in Winter

Harmful UV rays don’t go away during winter. The sun can still damage your skin and eyes, increasing your risk of cancer and other conditions. In this post, San Jose LASIK doctor, Mark Mandel, M.D., discusses why you still need UV protection in the winter. 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

Five Ways You Could Be Aging Your Eyes

Age-related vision changes and conditions

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 this post, Mark Mandel, M.D., a Bay Area vision expert discusses five ways you could be aging your eyes. Continue reading

How to Prevent Pink Eye

Age-related vision changes and conditions

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 it’s important to exercise caution if you or someone you know has pink eye. In this post, Bay Area LASIK doctor Mark Mandel, M.D., discusses how to prevent pink eye. 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

Four Ways to Fight Dry Eye

How to fight dry eye

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, Optima Eye shares four simple yet effective ways to keep your eyes moist and happy. Continue reading

All About Keratoconus

All about keratoconus

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. 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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