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.


What Happens at a LASIK Consultation

If you are considering laser vision correction, the first step on your journey will be a LASIK consultation. The goal of the appointment is to educate you about your treatment options and collect information so we can determine whether you are a suitable candidate for surgery. In this post cornea and LASIK specialist Mark Mandel, MD, describes what happens during a typical consultation.

Comprehensive Eye Exam

All laser vision correction consultations involve a thorough eye exam, during which your eye health and vision will be evaluated. A series of diagnostic tests will be performed to look at every aspect of your eyes. Your pupils will be dilated to allow the doctor to examine the inside of your eyes. The front and surface of your eyes will also be looked at. These tests are non-invasive and virtually pain-free. The goal of the tests is to determine whether your eyes are healthy and to rule out problems like dry eye, glaucoma, cataracts and other disorders before you are cleared for surgery.

You may also be asked about your lifestyle, overall health and any history of previous eye problems or surgeries, as this information is extremely pertinent.

Your refractive error will be measured and your eyeglass prescription determined, which will help determine which procedure is right for you. Special measurements will also be taken. During surgery, your cornea, or the clear front surface of your eye, is reshaped with a laser. Because of this, the surgeon needs information about the shape and thickness of your cornea, as well as other topographical details. Wavefront technology is used to identify the unique imperfections of your cornea, so treatment can be tailored to more specifically treat your eye.

Discussion of Surgery Details

Another portion of your consultation will be devoted to explaining laser vision correction. The possible risks and benefits will be reviewed with you; the cost of laser vision correction will also be discussed. You will have an opportunity to ask questions or bring up potential concerns.

At the end of the consultation, we will be able to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for LASIK or another vision correction option, and you will have time to consider your options. When you feel ready, you can move forward with scheduling your treatment.

Book a Consultation with Dr. Mandel

To book a laser vision correction consultation at one of Optima’s four locations, please email or call us at 877-210-2020 ext. 3 today.

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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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