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 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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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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Why Some Patients Prefer Laser Cataract Surgery

Patient undergoing Vision Correction

Cataracts are a visual impairment characterized by a clouding of the eye’s lens. While most cataracts go hand in hand with aging, others can result from an eye injury, a previous eye procedure or other causes. Cataracts are frustrating for anyone who has them, as symptoms can include: Poor distant or near vision Sensitivity to… Continue Reading →


Solutions for Farsightedness

Farsightedness while reading

Do you squint at your computer screen, but give movie screens a wide-eyed look? Do you need readers when you sit down to work, but can head out to sightsee with crystal clear vision? Do you have persistent headaches at the office, but notice the pain goes away in other settings? These are potential symptoms… Continue Reading →


Foods That May Help Prevent Eye Disease

Foods that may help Eye Health

Although the treatments for eye disease have never been more successful, it is far better to avoid conditions like cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration in the first place. Multiple studies appearing in academic journals show a correlation between eating certain foods and preventing eye disease. Here Bay Area ophthalmologist Mark Mandel, MD, of Optima Eye,… Continue Reading →


Reasons You Should Not Put Off LASIK

LASIK in the Bay Area

Having performed over 70,000 LASIK procedures, LASIK and cornea specialist Mark Mandel, MD has been fortunate enough to hear many Bay Area LASIK patients tell him, “I wish I did this years ago!” Here he explains why — if you are already contemplating LASIK — logic states that you should act sooner than later.  It… Continue Reading →


Answers to Common Questions about Astigmatism

Astigmatism FAQ Page for Bay Area Ophthalmologist

For a condition that affects roughly one-third of the United States population to a significant degree, it is surprising how many people do not have much of an understanding of astigmatism. Below, top Bay Area LASIK and cornea specialist Mark Mandel, MD, of Optima Eye, answers some of the most frequent questions about astigmatism. What… Continue Reading →


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 →


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

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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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