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.


Five Habits to Avoid for Healthier Eyes

Habits to Avoid for Healthier Eyes

Just as there are everyday habits that promote healthy, strong vision, there are also those that do the exact opposite. In this blog post, laser eye surgeon Mark R. Mandel, MD, of Optima Eye takes a look at five habits you should avoid for healthier eyes.

Staring at Your Computer Screen for Too Long

Many people believe that staring at a TV or computer screen for long periods of time can damage vision. While there is no evidence that this causes long-term damage, it can certainly cause short-term discomfort. Not giving your eyes a break can lead to digital eye strain, which is characterized by eye twitching, dry eyes, headaches and blurry vision. To avoid these symptoms, remember to take a break from using your computer, smartphone or other digital device every 20 minutes.

Not Following a Balanced Diet

Like the rest of your body, your eyes need nourishment in order to stay healthy and strong. An eye-friendly diet includes lots of green, leafy vegetables and foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Eggs, citrus fruits and carrots are also important to include in your diet. By eating these foods, you can decrease your risk for eye conditions such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.

Rubbing Your Eyes

When you rub your eyes, you run the risk of transferring harmful bacteria and viruses that reside on your hands into your eyes. Always wash your hands thoroughly with anti-bacterial soap before touching the area around your eyes.

Not Wearing Protective Eyewear

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly 2.5 million Americans suffer eye injuries each year, and nearly one million have lost some degree of vision as a result. Daily tasks, such as yard work, can lead to both minor and major trauma to the eyes. Protect your eyes from potential accidents by wearing protective eyewear when doing household projects and activities. It is also crucial to wear protective eyewear when playing sports such as baseball and racquet sports. Additionally, when outside you should always wear sunglasses that block 100 percent of harmful UV rays.

Ignoring Changes in Your Vision

Have you noticed your vision has become blurry or cloudy lately? Do you have a hard time reading street signs when driving at night? Changes in your vision may be a sign that you need corrective eyewear, or a sign of an underlying eye condition and should be addressed immediately by your eye doctor.

If you are experiencing blurry or cloudy vision or are interested in learning about our laser vision correction procedures, contact Optima Eye today. Please email us at

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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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