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.


How to Choose Your LASIK Surgeon

With so many LASIK surgeons to choose from, how do you know which one you should trust with something as precious as your eyes? Refractive specialist Dr. Mark Mandel and his team at OPTIMA have broken down the most important points to consider in order to get the level of care and experience you need in a LASIK surgeon.

Specialized Training

Ophthalmologists are the only doctors permitted to perform LASIK surgery, but not all ophthalmologists are equal. Some ophthalmologists perform few LASIK surgeries. In order to get the best care possible, choose one who has specialized training in refractive surgery. Dr. Mark Mandel completed his fellowship in refractive surgery and performs LASIK surgeries on a regular basis.

Level of Experience

Even with the proper level of education, an eye surgeon is not always comfortable and experienced with all eye surgeries. Their track record in LASIK is an important thing to consider when choosing them to perform your LASIK surgery. This includes how many LASIK surgeries they’ve performed over the years. An experienced LASIK surgeon performs hundreds of LASIK surgeries alone in one month. Dr. Mark Mandel has performed over 60,000 LASIK and laser vision procedures over the course of more than 30 years of practice.

Patient Referrals

Glowing patient referrals are a good indicator of a trustworthy, experienced LASIK surgeon. A great surgeon will have a good name in the community, as the “go-to” surgeon for LASIK. Look for a LASIK surgeon who has left a trail of happy patients. Are your friends who have had LASIK surgery eager to refer you to their doctor? More importantly, does your primary care doctor have someone whom they trust with their own eye care, and someone to whom they refer their patients? Dr. Mandel, considered the “doctor’s doctor,” has performed LASIK surgery on hundreds of eye doctors and other physicians as well as their family members.

Latest Laser Technology

Experienced LASIK surgeons should be using the latest in laser technology for their surgeries. These technologies include the bladeless method of the surgery, where a laser is used to cut the corneal flap. This is a much safer and more precise form of the surgery, as the laser is used in place of a sharp blade. Wavefront technology, another LASIK technology advancement, uses a laser to map an individual’s cornea and how light waves interact with the eye. This technology is used to measure and correct both “lower order” abnormalities (including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism) and “higher order” abnormalities (including night vision problems). At OPTIMA, Dr. Mark Mandel uses his “All Laser LASIK” surgery (without the use of a blade) as well as wavefront lasers to measure each individual eye for the maximum in care and precision during the LASIK procedure.

Would you like to learn more about LASIK surgery from experienced LASIK surgeon Dr. Mark Mandel? Schedule a free consultation with the doctor by contacting his practice 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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