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.


Why Your Family Eye Health Is Important

Family Eye Health

Before undergoing treatment for vision correction or an eye condition, your eye doctor will ask about your family eye health. But why is this? Bay Area Lasik surgeon and corneal specialist Mark Mandel, M.D., of Optima Eye explains the importance of your family eye health.

Many Eye Diseases and Conditions are Hereditary

A growing amount of scientific evidence suggests that eye conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration are genetically influenced. This means individuals with a family history of these eye conditions have a higher risk of developing eye problems themselves. If your family has a history of eye problems, your eye doctor can recommend healthy lifestyle habits that can lower your risk including eating a diet rich in eye-friendly nutrients and exercise. Knowing your family’s eye health history can also help correct and treat eye conditions in their early stages. Learn about your family eye health history and share it with your eye doctor during your exam or consultation.

Research also suggests that refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism can, in some cases, be hereditary. For this reason, it is important for young children to have their eyes checked regularly. Not doing so can lead to undetected vision problems that may affect a child’s success in school.

Eye Health Is Connected to Overall Health

During a routine eye exam or consultation, your eye doctor will also ask you about your and your family’s overall health. This may include questions about whether you smoke and if you or someone in your family has diabetes or heart disease. Diabetics have an increased chance of developing vision problems and eye conditions including cataracts and macular degeneration. Smoking also increases your risk of developing cataracts and other eye conditions. To maintain good eye health, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle including eating right, exercising regularly, protecting your eyes from the sun and quitting (or not starting) smoking.

Schedule a Consultation with Optima Eye

If you experience blurry vision caused by a refractive error, schedule an appointment with Optima Eye to learn more about LASIK surgery. Or if you have vision problems due to cataracts, schedule an appointment to learn more about cataract surgery. Please call Optima Eye at 877-210-2020 ext. 3.

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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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