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.

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.

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.

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.


Can LASIK Save You Money in the Long Term?

Saving Money on Vision Correction

Before making any financial decision, it’s always a good idea to do a cost-benefit analysis.

With this in mind, it’s a good idea to calculate the return on your investment in health care, including eye care. Here Bay Area LASIK and cornea specialist Mark Mandel, MD explains why getting LASIK will save you money in the long term.

Typical Eye Care Expenses

Seventy-five percent of adults wear some form of corrective lenses; 71 percent of these people wear glasses and 22 percent wear contacts. This means that, at the very least, every two years, the majority of adults get an exam, re-up their prescriptions and then likely buy glasses — though for some that means contacts, too.

A majority of Americans do not have eye insurance. If you count yourself among this group, you pay on average $403 for eye care needs. This includes:

  • $163 on eye exams
  • $240 on glasses

For patients whose sight is really poor, eye care professionals often suggest some upgrades, including, on average, an anti-reflective coating for an additional $113 and/or polycarbonate lenses for an extra $57.

So far, your average bi-yearly eye care expense is $573.

Now, add in the cost of contacts if you wear those. On average, the cost for nearsighted contacts is $250 for the year, and $600 for those with an astigmatism. In total, without even factoring in the price of solutions and cases you need for your contacts, you’ll spend about $1,073 every two years on eye care. Over the course of your adulthood, you may spend more than $11,000 on your eye care.

Now consider this: on average and for both eyes, LASIK surgery costs $5,700. With more than 97 percent of patients having their vision corrected to 20/20 or better, LASIK clearly comes with a variety of perks — including that of significant savings compared to repeatedly purchasing expensive eyewear.

Bay Area LASIK and cornea specialist Mark Mandel MD and his team of experts would love to meet with you to discuss how LASIK surgery would benefit you. Call 877-210-2020 or visit our site now to learn more or schedule a consultation.

Sarah Lee shares her successful LASIK experience. Click below to enjoy her video.

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.


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.


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.


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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