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 Ways You Could Be Aging Your Eyes

Age-related vision changes and conditions

When it comes to “aging gracefully” the eyes usually aren’t the first thing that comes to mind. But keeping your eyes healthy is vital to your well-being as you age. Healthy eyes allow you to maintain your independence and keep enjoying your favorite activities. Unfortunately, some common lifestyle behaviors can prematurely age your eyes. In this post, Mark Mandel, M.D., a Bay Area vision expert discusses five ways you could be aging your eyes.

1. Exposure to UV Rays

While most people know that the sun’s ultraviolet rays can be harmful to the skin, many don’t realize that they can also damage the eyes. Excessive exposure to solar radiation can increase your risk of developing cataracts and macular degeneration. To protect your eyes from the sun, always wear sunglasses that block out 100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B rays.

2. Lack of Exercise

Regular physical activity has been associated with a lower risk of visual impairment. Moderate exercise also has many other health benefits, so there are a lot of great reasons to start walking more each day.

3. Smoking

Smoking is bad for your eyes, in addition to having other harmful effects on your health. Smoking increases your risk of developing macular degeneration and cataracts, and can worsen diabetic retinopathy. Quit smoking as soon as you can to lower your risk of permanent vision loss.

4. Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

If left untreated, diabetes and high blood pressure can lead to vision loss due to macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and eye strokes. Get regular physical exams to check for diabetes and high blood pressure. If you have one of these conditions, be sure to carefully follow your doctor’s advice for properly managing and controlling them.

5. Skipping Eye Exams

Get a comprehensive exam at least every two years. Some eye conditions have no warning signs, and a trip to the eye doctor is the only way to catch these problems before they have serious consequences. If you have a family history of eye problems, you may want to see your eye doctor even more frequently.

Are You Experiencing Blurry Vision?

Clear, crisp vision is crucial at any age. If you experience blurry vision, you may be a suitable candidate for laser vision correction at our Bay Area office. To learn more about your options, contact Mark Mandel, M.D., by calling 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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