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.



Your ophthalmologist and optometrist working together to provide you the highest quality and convenience.

Co-management is the term used to describe the cooperative care of patients between the primary eye care provider and the ophthalmic surgeon. The components of cataract and LASIK surgery include the pre-operative examination and measurement of the eyes, the discussion of the surgical procedure, including the alternatives, risk/benefit ratio, and risks and complications; the surgery; and the post-operative care.

At OPTIMA Ophthalmic Medical Associates, we work with hundreds primary care providers throughout Northern California who are experienced and skilled at the pre-operative workup and the post-operative management of cataract and LASIK refractive surgery patients. Quite frequently, patients prefer to receive both their pre-operative work-up and their post-operative care from their primary eye care providers because of either a long-standing relationship with their provider or because of the geographic convenience of not having to return to the surgeon for every post-operative visit. Another advantage of post-operative management by the primary eye care provider is the fact that a great majority of the post-operative examinations consist of the measurement of the eyes for residual nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or the need for reading glasses. The primary eye care provider who is familiar with the patient’s lifestyle, as well as their individual visual needs best performs this skill.

The Pre-Operative Work-Up

The pre-operative evaluation consists of an evaluation of the eye for the degree of nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia, as well as a thorough examination of the inside and outside of the eye to determine if the eye is healthy enough to undergo surgery.

Additionally, corneal curvature maps and thickness measurements are taken. For cataract patients, additional measurements are taken to determine the power of the lens implant which will be placed in the eye at the time of surgery. For this examination, it is imperative that the patient not wear soft contact lenses for three days, or gas permeable contact lenses for three weeks prior to this evaluation.

The Post-Operative Care

Your primary eye care provider will perform the post-operative care. Generally, you will be seen on the first post-operative day and then, depending on which surgical procedure was performed, a number of times over the next few weeks and months.

Oftentimes, you will not return to your surgeon for post-operative visits unless requested by you or your primary eye care provider. If enhancement surgery is required to “fine-tune” the surgical result, then arrangements will be made by your primary eye care provider for this additional “touch-up” procedure.

We feel that the cooperative management of patients with skilled and knowledgeable primary eye care providers, combined with Dr. Mandel’s surgical expertise, provides patients with the highest quality and most convenient refractive surgery experience.

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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.


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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