Dr. Mark Mandel, MD – Ophthalmologist

Serving San Jose, Hayward, Castro Valley, & Concord

Dr. Mark R. Mandel - Laser Eye SurgeonMark R Mandel, MD is regarded as one of the best ophthalmologists in the Bay Area. He is a fellowship-trained corneal and refractive surgery specialist and is among the most experienced cataract surgeons in California. He has received the Castle and Connolly “TOP DOCTORS” award yearly since 2017.

Dr. Mandel was trained at Oxford University in England and graduated with honors while receiving both a bachelor’s and master’s Degree. He then earned his medical degree from the prestigious UCLA School of Medicine before completing his ophthalmology residency at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Dr. Mandel then completed a corneal transplant fellowship at the University of Iowa under the direction of Jay H Krachmer, MD.

The “Doctor’s Doctor”

Mark Mandel, MD is known in the Bay Area as the “Doctor’s Doctor” due to the fact that he is consistently selected by eye doctors and physicians to perform surgeries on them, their families, and their office staff. These physicians cite Dr. Mandel’s experience, knowledge, surgical skill, and integrity as the reasons that they put their trust in him.

This trust carries over to the thousands of patients that Dr. Mandel sees every year. Dr. Mandel is considered an expert in the field of premium laser cataract surgery and LASIK surgery and keratoconus. Along with the dedicated and experienced Optima Eye Care team, Dr. Mandel provides high-quality care, in a caring environment.

Dr. Mark Mandel has been a recipient of the Castle Connolly Top Doctors award since 2017.

To learn more about your vision correction options with East Bay eye specialist Mark Mandel, MD, schedule a consultation at Optima Eye Care today. Contact us by calling 877-210-2020 extension 3, or by emailing us today. Offices located in Hayward, San Jose, Concord, and Castro Valley.

“Dr Mandel and the whole office team are not only professional and super-talented but also kind and thoughtful. I have to say I was nervous going into the office for the first time to discuss LASIK (particularly since my job depends on my eyes), but they answered all my questions patiently and made me feel completely confident with my decision. I had the procedure done about two months ago, and I’m loving being able to see without glasses! I highly recommend Dr. Mandel and am confident he is the most qualified and committed LASIK doctor in the Bay Area if not the nation. Thank you, Dr. Mandel!” – Yelp Patient Review

Oxford University Graduate
UCLA School of Medicine Graduate
American Board of Ophthalmology Member
Top Doctors 2021

Physicians and their staff have a wide variety of laser surgeons from whom to choose. However, unlike yourself, they have the ability to do more detailed research through a complex network of health care professionals. A ‘Doctor’s Doctor’ is a term used by physicians and health care professionals to define a highly respected physician who they would send their friends and family members to or even go themselves. This physician gains respect over the years based on clinical expertise and patient outcomes in a specialty. Doctors are in a unique position to know where to find the best doctors in their community.

Dr. Mandel has earned a reputation as a doctor’s doctor in Northern California. Clinicians commonly seek his care for themselves and refer family and friends when eye care issues arise. Below is a partial list of physicians, surgeons, and optometrists, as well as their relatives and staff members, upon whom we have performed surgeries such as LASIK, LASEK, cataract surgery, EPI-LASEK, or PRK in San Jose or other locations.

Castle Connelly Top Doctors 2018
2019 Castle Connelly Top Doctors
2020 Castle Connelly Top Doctors
2021 Castle Connelly Top Doctors

MDs who have chosen us to perform surgery upon themselves:

Brungardt, James – Vascular SurgeonModesto
Calhoun, Paul – DermatologistArizona
Campbell, Matthew – Internal MedicineBrentwood
Campbell, Mearl – OpthalmologyLivermore
Chandler, Kala – OBGYNHayward
Chappell, Ann – PsychiatristOakland
Cruikshank, John – PediatricsModesto
Dawson, Laurie – Emergency MedicineModesto
Evnin, Kerry – Family PracticeModesto
Feldstein, Charles – General SurgeonHayward
Ferrari, Michelle – Child PsychiatristCupertino
Fields, Kathy – DermatologyBay Area
Fisseha, Seble – PediatricianOakland
Fluence, Joseph – Anesthesiologist/Pain ManagementModesto
Fontaine, James – RadiologistSan Ramon
Francis, Patti – PediatricsLafayette
Gee, Tiffany – Family PracticeTracy
Gelbert, David – NephrologySanta Cruz
Getzelman, Julia – PediatricianSan Francisco
Goldman, Jerrald – Orthopedic SurgerySan Ramon
Grabow, Ken – AnesthesiologistNewport Beach
Grant, Joseph – Orthopedic SurgeonPleasanton/San Ramon
Green, Paula – AnesthesiologistModesto/Sacramento
Guzman, Jose – AnesthesiologistSalinas
Hardy, Robert – Orthopedic SurgeonPleasanton
Havener, Allen – RadiologyOakland
Herbert, Alexander – Orthopedic SurgeonSun Valley, ID
Hume, RobertCrystal Bay
Hussain, Hussan – CardiologistModesto
Im, Taeho – AnesthesiologyModesto
Juareguito, John – Orthopedic SurgeonWalnut Creek
Kohleriter, Eric – Internal MedicineHayward
Lal, ShaliniLos Angeles
Langmuir, VirginiaMenlo Park
Lee, Russell – DDSOakland
Logan, Avis – Family PracticeOakland
Logvin, Fedor – AnesthesiologistCastro Valley
Lollar, Mark – Obstectrics & GynecologyAlamo
Loller, Stephanie – DentistSan Jose
Loman, Jane – OphthalmologistOakland
Lovett, Craig – Orthopedic SurgeryAltaville
Mall, Wayne – Pulmonary (retired)Fremont
McConnell, Mark – Pediatrics/ICUSan Jose
McMillan, Lisa – OrthopedicsTurlock
Melone, Paula – PerinatologistWalnut Creek
Mevi, Jason – Internal MedicineLos Banos
Murphy, Frederick – Pediatrics/ICUModesto
Murphy, Marcella – PediatricianModesto
Myers, DanielleModesto
Nagarajan, BabithaSan Jose
Nash, Andrew – PediatricsAlamo
Ng, Theresa – PediatricsModesto
Okamura, TessieWalnut Creek
Panganiban, Walter – Family PracticePleasanton
Pham, Liza – PediatricsModesto
Phan, Nguyen – General SurgeonOakland
Quan, Cynthia – PediatricsAlamo
Riehle, Douglas – RadiologistSan Ramon
Roberts, Edwin – General PracticeRetired
Rodan, Katie – DermatologyOakland
Rosenwein, Marilyn – Obstectrics & GynecologySan Mateo
Shabart, Elmer – SurgeonRetired
Simon, Barry – Emergency MedicineOakland
So, Kirk – RadiologistSan Francisco
Soper, Rachelle – Emergency MedicineModesto
Stevenot, Anne – DermatologistSoquel
Sue, Don – DentistLivermore
Tajirian, Ani – Dermatology/Mohs SurgeonOakland
Takase-Sanchez, Michelle – OB-GYNSan Jose
Tam, Tony – General SurgeonModesto
Tanner, Steve – DDSWalnut Creek
Thompson, Tracy – Pain ManagementPleasanton
Tillim, Jeremy – Emergency MedicineCastro Valley
Vorse, Kimberly – Anesthesiologist/Pain ManagementSun Valley, ID
Winters, Randy – Obstectrics & GynecologyModesto
Wong, Jadene – PediatricsSan Jose
Wong, Vernon – OrthopedicsModesto
Wotowic, Paul – Plastic SurgeonSan Ramon
Wynn, Michael – General SurgeonSan Ramon

Optometrists who have chosen us to perform surgery upon themselves:

Nguyen, UyenHayward
Yu, WayRichmond
Asher, KimCastro Valley
Asmus, PaulaRichmond
Baker, CaroloynSan Jose
Bell, BarbaraLos Gatos
Bronge, MatthewBrentwood
Cazden, BurtonSan Francisco
Chatwani, ShitalNewark
Chi, AmyCampbell
Chin, FredaTurlock
Chun, JudySan Francisco
Corcoran, RichardMarina
Cushing, LindaWalnut Creek
Dally, CraigCampbell
Dear, WeylandSan Jose
Folkers, DavidSunnyvale
Fong, JoshuaSan Leandro
Gallagher, DavidModesto
Helmus, JoannDavis
Helmus, MarkDavis
Inadomi, SuzanHayward
James, BrendanModesto
Kamena, MarshallLivermore
Kiggins, ThomasRedwood City
Lacey, LauraConcord
Laffin, JamesPatterson
Lewis, JeffreyOrinda
Lim, ThomasSan Jose
Lum, RandallSan Francisco
Mah, JoanSouth San Francisco
Milano, AlanFremont
Narayan, RohitCampbell
Nebeker, NeilMerced
Ng, JoannDaly City
Ngan, JulieSan Jose
Nguyen, ThanhByron
Nyssen, JanCupertino
Pham, BrittanyMilpitas
Pham, NicoleSan Jose
Portman, DoddSan Jose
Rowley, GeraldRetired
Ruzicka, ChrisConcord
Scharff, DoritSan Jose
Shipman, ElizabethModesto
Thompson, KimSanta Cruz
Tsujimoto, EugeneFremont
Vue, PahouaMerced
Wu, StephanieCastro Valley (retired)
Yang, AndyPleasanton

Doctors who have chosen us to perform surgery on their relatives:

OD or MD
WifeGary Nelson, O.D.Alameda
MotherIlene Polhemus, O.D.Los Gatos
SonLaurence Athos, M.D.Castro Valley
WifeEric Bachelor, M.D.Castro Valley
Brother-in-lawJim Pietrantonio, O.D.Los Gatos
WifeDavid Bell, M.D.Fremont
NieceEldon Rosenow, O.D.Modesto
WifeNat Finkel, O.D.Albany
WifeDennis Brewer, O.D.Turlock
WifeRobert Brink, M.D.San Mateo
SonFred Slater, O.D.Campbell/Cupertino
WifeBurton Cazden, O.D.San Francisco
WifeBrent Chinn, O.D.Mountain View
DaughterNicholas Christie, O.D.Lafayette
SisterNicholas Christie, O.D.Lafayette
Sister-in-lawRichard Corcoran, O.D.Marina
SisterVeronica Staples, O.D.Pleasanton
CousinLinda Cushing, O.D.Pleasant Hill
WifeCraig Dally, O.D.Campbell
WifeA.N. DaShiell, M.D.Stockton
SisterHa Lai, O.D.Milpitas
CousinNicholas Christie, O.D.Lafayette
WifeBrian Elliott, O.D.Modesto
SonLarry Fabian, ODSan Jose/Saratoga
WifeScott Feldman, O.D.San Jose
MotherVictor Gin, O.D.Fremont
WifeStanley Goldsmith, M.D.Hayward
DaughterPlato Grivas, M.D.Palo Alto
WifeLin Ho, M.D.San Francisco
WifeJohn Neishi, O.D.San Leandro
SonBrendan James, O.D.Turlock
HusbandPamela Jetter, O.D.
WifeMarshall Kamena, O.D.Livermore
WifeRaymond Kan, O.D.Moraga
WifeRahul Keswani, O.D.El Cerrito
WifeDonald Knotts, M.D.Castro Valley
WifeMichael Lavieri, O.D.Manteca
DaughterScott Feldman, O.D.San Jose
WifeDaniel Chin, O.D.Alameda
WifeThomas Lim, O.D.San Jose
SisterDonna Madlangbayan, O.D.Hayward
BrotherDonna Madlangbayan, O.D.Hayward
WifeDouglas Eck, M.D.Merced
RelativeCharles McBride, M.D.Modesto
WifeTimmothy Merrigan, M.D.Walnut Creek
BrotherMelanie Mook, O.D.Antioch
Sister-in-lawMatthew Bronge, O.D.Brentwood
HusbandHa Lai, O.D.Milpitas
WifeJan Nyssen, O.D.Campbell
WifeRaymond Pederson, O.D.Fremont
AuntGeneroso Porciuncula, M.D.Hayward
SisterDodd Portman, O.D.San Jose
WifeDodd Portman, O.D.San Jose
HusbandSue Ristow, O.D.Walnut Creek
SisterAlejandra Reyes, O.D.Fremont
RelativeMaskeen Sabharwal, M.D.Fremont
Brother-in-lawLarry Fabian, O.D.Saratoga
DaughterLee Scaief, ODOakdale
MotherKelly Shintani, O.D.Orinda
DaughterFred Slater, O.D.Campbell/Cupertino
Sister-in-lawRoy Black, M.D.Fremont
WifeTimothy Tandrow, O.D.San Francisco
CousinJanis Gong, O.D.Los Gatos
CousinScott Yokoi, O.D.Oakland
WifeEugene Tsujimoto, O.D.Fremont
WifeHerbert Ure, M.D.Lafayette
SonDawn Viramontes, O.D.Oakdale
BrotherMichael Wang, O.D.Elk Grove
WifeGerald Wing, O.D.Ceres
DaughterNorman Wong, O.D.San Francisco
WifeRandy Yamada, O.D.Danville
WifeMark Zeme, M.D.Castro Valley

Doctors who have chosen us to perform surgery on their staff:

OD or MD
Curt Andre, O.D. / Turlockoffice manager
Marcie Arnesty-Olian, O.D. / San Mateotechnician
David Barreto, O.D. / San Josereceptionist
Berry & Julien Optometric / Turlockoffice manager
optometric technician
optometric assistant
LASIK coordinator/contact lens technician
frame stylist
Robert Black, M.D. / Fremontmedical assistant
Roy Black, O.D. / Haywardassistant
Coni Bloomingcamp, O.D. / Oakdaleoptometric assistant
Brentwood Optometric / Brentwoodoffice manager
Dennis Brewer, O.D. / Turlockbook keeper
office manager
Mathew Bronge, O.D. / Brentwoodoptometric assistant
Frank Burger, O.D. / San Joseoptometric assistant
Matthew Chan, O.D. / Concordparaoptometric
optometric assistant
Stephen Choy, O.D. / San Joseoptician/office manager
W. Alan Clark, O.D. / Mountain Viewoptician
Terry Coates, O.D. / Modestostaff
Richard Corcoran, O.D. / Marinaoptician
Cushing & Gan / Walnut Creekoptician
Charles Daily, O.D. / Modestostaff
Robert DiMartino, O.D. / Lafayetteoptician
Brian Elliott, O.D. / Modestooptician
Sidney Emerson, O.D. / Los Banosoffice manage
Scott Feldman, O.D. / San Joseoptometric assistant
Doug Fleming, O.D. / Sonoraoptometric assistant
Foothill Optometric Group / Pleasantoninsurance coordinator
optometric technician
administrative assistant
administrative facilitator
administrative assistant
optometric technician
David Gallagher, O.D. / Modestooptician
Benjamin Gaynor, O.D. / Orindaoptician
Drs. Gilman & Gilman, / Quincyoptometc assistant
Gary Hamill, O.D. / San Mateooptician
James Han, O.D. / Cupertinostaff
Carl Hirsch, O.D. / Walnut Creekoptican assistant
Hollister Vision Center / Hollisteroptician
Kerry Horner, O.D. / Modestooptometric assistant
In Focus Optometry / San Joseoptician-ABOC
Chris Iwata, O.D. / Angels Campoptician
optician assistant
Keith Kajioka, O.D. / Modestooffice manager
optometric assistant
Karen Kallmann, O.D. / San Joseoptometric technician
Marshall Kamena, O.D. / Livermoreoffice manager
Jennifer Kao, O.D. / San JoseReceptionist
Thomas Kiggans, O.D. / Redwood Cityoptometric technician
Ann Kinoshita, O.D. / Sunnyvaleoptical technician
Drs. Lacey & Ruzicka, / Concordoptical assistant
James Laffin, O.D. / Pattersonoptometric assistant
Donald Lasher, O.D. / San Joseoptician
William Lenon, O.D. / San Joseoffice manager
Saul Levine, O.D. / San Joseoffice manager
Norma Levingston, O.D. / San Joseoptician
Thomas Lim, O.D. / San Joseoffice manager
Livermore Optometric Group / Livermoreoptician
optometric assistant/technician
Gary Louie, O.D. / Union Cityoptician
Sharon Lutosky, M.D. / Modestooptical technician
Mark Maher, O.D. / Morgan Hillassistant optician
Meridian Family Eye Care / San Joseoptician
Eric Miedema, O.D. / Modestooptician
optician/sales representative
Tom Mihok, O.D. / Oakdalereceptionist
Tracy Miller, O.D. / Los Gatosoptician
Milpitas Optometric Group / Milpitasoptician
Mountain View Optometry / Mountain Viewoptometric assistant
optometric assistant
Neil Nebeker, O.D. / Mercedbilling supervisor
John Nelson, O.D. / Castro Valleyoffice manager
lab assistant
optometric assistant
Edward Nuccio, O.D. /office manager
Optical Illusions / San Mateooptician
OPTIMA Ophthalmic / HaywardR.N.
LASIK coordinator
data entry
LASIK coordinator
laser center technician
medical assistant
Michael Ottati, O.D. / Walnut Creekoptician
Raymond Pedersen, O.D. / Fremontoptometric assistant
Dodd Portman, O.D. / San Joseoptician
Randall Ramsey, O.D. / Pleasantonassistant manager
Eldon Rosenow, O.D. / Modestoassistant
optometric assistant
San Ramon Family Optometry / San Ramonoptometric assistant
optometric assistant
optical assistant
Saratoga Vision Center / Saratogaoptometric assistant
David Schymeinsky, O.D. / Haywardcashier
Paula Shadid, O.D. / Rohnert Parkoptometric assistant
Donny Shiu, O.D. / San Josestaff
Nancy Shoji, O.D. / Modestostaff
data entry
Fredrick Slater, O.D. / Campbelllab technician
Vision Faire Optometry / ModestoACoptometric assistant
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