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.


LASIK Costs: Is It Worth It?

Is LASIK worth the cost?

LASIK surgery has many benefits including clearer vision and a decreased dependence on glasses and contact lenses. But despite these benefits, many patients may be hesitant to undergo the laser vision correction procedure because of the cost. In actuality, LASIK can help patients save thousands of dollars in vision-related costs over time. Leading LASIK specialist in the Bay Area, Mark Mandel, MD, explains how in this blog post.

The Cost of Prescription Eyewear

On average, prescription eyeglasses cost about $200. Most people tend to buy two, if not more pairs, in case one breaks or to simply rotate in between pairs. The price of contact lenses varies depending on the type. Research shows that contact lenses that are replaced every two weeks can cost approximately $220 to $260 per year. Daily disposable contacts can cost roughly $480 to $720 per year. Contact lenses that correct astigmatism typically cost more, approximately $500 to $700 a year. Maintenance is also an important factor to take into consideration. For instance, people who wear contact lenses can spend approximately $150 to $200 a year in special cleaning supplies. If you do the math, the life-long prescription eyewear can easily cost you tens of thousands of dollars.

The Cost of LASIK

If you are researching the cost of LASIK, you should understand that there is no clear-cut price estimate on the procedure. The cost of LASIK depends on several factors including the degree of vision correction you need and the surgeon who performs the procedure. On average, LASIK can cost $2,500 to $3,500 per eye. But despite the large upfront cost, many patients we have spoken to find that the benefits of LASIK are well worth the investment. LASIK is a quick and virtually painless procedure that can produce excellent, long-lasting results. Not to mention, the procedure can help you avoid the life-long costs of wearing prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses.

Another upside of LASIK is that you can finance your procedure. Optima Eye offers financing through CareCredit, which allows patients to make affordable monthly payments. Speak to our team today to learn more about financing LASIK with CareCredit.

Are you interested in learning more about LASIK? Schedule a one-on-one appointment with Optima Eye by calling 877-210-2020 ext. 3 today.

Sarah Lee shares her successful LASIK experience. Click below to enjoy her video.

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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