Trust
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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Recognition
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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Preserving a Clear, Healthy Cornea

Corneal Health for Bay Area patients

The cornea is the transparent, convex shield that protects the eye’s pupil and iris. It plays a key role in ensuring sharp vision by focusing incoming light on the retina. If the cornea is misshapen or becomes damaged, your eyesight will lose its clarity. Here, Bay Area cornea and LASIK specialist Mark Mandel, MD reviews… Continue Reading →


How Quick Is LASIK Recovery?

LASIK surgeon in the Bay Area

Speed and limited downtime are two of the main benefits of ultra-convenient and comfortable LASIK vision correction. The surgical laser is in contact with the cornea for 40 seconds or less, and the entire procedure is over in about a half hour. Recovery is also rapid, and typically free of complications. Below, experienced Bay Area… Continue Reading →


IOL Choices for Cataract Patients

IOL cataract choices in the Bay Area

More than ever before, cataract patients enjoy an incredibly wide selection of intraocular lenses (IOLs), the advanced lens implants that bring life into clear focus after cataract surgery. These plastic IOLs, originally designed only to efficiently imitate the eye’s natural lenses, now provide capabilities that transcend the limitations of the cataract-clouded lenses they replace. New… Continue Reading →


Why You Should Stop Rubbing Your Eyes

Preserving healthy eyes in San Jose & Bay Area

Rubbing your eyes is a natural response to itches, irritation and allergies. Most of us have been doing it for a very long time — since infancy, in fact. Watch a baby wake up in the morning and you’re very likely to observe this hardwired behavior. But as natural as it may be, and as… Continue Reading →


Five Things That Are Better After LASIK

LASIK in San Jose & Bay Area

Life after LASIK is all about clarity, convenience and freedom. Below, trusted Bay Area ophthalmologist Mark Mandel, MD outlines a few of the many life-changing benefits of today’s advanced LASIK. 1. Clear Vision By reshaping the cornea with a cool-to-the-touch surgical laser, an ophthalmological surgeon can ensure that images received by the eye are focused… Continue Reading →


What Is Life Like With Cataracts?

Cataract Surgery in San Jose & Bay Area

Patients who delay cataract surgery often find the world is a dull and hazy place. Images blur, colors fade and vision slowly dims. These effects have real consequences for the quality of life, and even the safety, of individuals whose cataracts have become advanced. Here, Bay Area ophthalmologist Mark Mandel, MD reviews some of the… Continue Reading →


Benefits of LASIK for Athletes

LASIK in San Jose

Tiger Woods, LeBron James and Lindsey Vonn are some of our country’s most decorated and celebrated athletes. They share something else in common: they have all turned to LASIK during their careers to reach their peak potential. You do not need to be a professional athlete to reap the benefits of LASIK. Even if you… Continue Reading →


Common Reasons Why You May Have Chronically Dry Eyes

Dry Eye Treatment in San Jose

Do your eyes constantly feel itchy, irritated or gritty? The problem may be dry eye, a condition that occurs when your eyes cannot maintain a healthy layer of tears. According to a report published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology, more than 16 million Americans experience the same uncomfortable symptoms of dry eye. Relief is… Continue Reading →


Qualities of a LASIK Candidate

LASIK in San Jose

LASIK is one of the most exciting elective surgeries performed today. Millions of people have had their nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism corrected and achieved freedom from corrective eyewear, thanks to LASIK. If you would like to be one of them, you must meet a certain set of criteria to qualify for surgery. Read on as… Continue Reading →


Does Cataract Surgery Cause Any Side Effects?

Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most routine procedures performed today. Modern technology, such as the use of the LenSx laser, has improved the accuracy and precision of parts of the surgical procedure and provides exceptional treatment outcomes. Like any surgical procedure, there are potential side effects and complications of cataract surgery, even… Continue Reading →


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Physicians and patients have traveled from all over the world to Mark R. Mandel, MD

If you would like to meet with Dr. Mandel to discuss your personal vision needs, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

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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

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

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Castro Valley, CA 94546

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Concord, CA 94520
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