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.


LenSx Laser Cataract Surgery in San Jose

Also Serving Bay Area Patients in Hayward, Castro Valley, Concord & Modesto

Just as you have choices in the lenses you receive during cataract surgery, you also have the option of choosing the technology that’s used to perform your procedure. That means you have the choice between surgery performed by hand (using manual surgical instruments) or with the assistance of the latest laser technology.

The Next Evolution in Cataract Surgery

In traditional, non-laser cataract surgery, Dr. Mandel makes incisions and removes the cataract using traditional surgical instruments and blades. The LenSx Laser performs several of the most critical steps of the surgical process with an image-guided femtosecond laser.

What is the LenSx® Laser?

The LenSx Laser is an advanced piece of technology that operates with unmatched precision and computer control, helping Dr. Mandel customize the procedure to your eye. When you choose the LenSx Laser, you’ll enjoy a range of benefits.

A Custom Solution for Your Eyes

While all human eyes share the same basic anatomical structure, every eye is just a bit different in terms of size, depth, curvature of the cornea and other key features; this is why every eye must be carefully measured and mapped prior to cataract surgery. While these measurements have been routinely performed prior to surgery, the LenSx Laser uses a range of highly advanced technologies – including integrated optical coherence tomography (OCT) – to capture incredibly precise, high-resolution images of your eye. These images – and the measurements and data they provide – are then used to plan the procedure, program the laser and carry out the treatment plan to exact specifications not attainable with traditional surgery.

Computer Control to Ensure Unmatched Precision and Accuracy, Every Step of the Way

The LenSx Laser adds computer control and laser accuracy to key steps of cataract surgery. Its unique software control system analyzes high-resolution OCT images of your eye; it helps the surgeon to design a customized procedure; and then, it visualizes and performs the procedure on command from Dr. Mandel! To further enhance accuracy, a soft patient interface connects your eye to the image-guided surgical unit, so that both the LenSx Laser computer and the surgeon commanding it have precise, real-time images at all times during the laser procedure.

The LenSx Laser was the first femtosecond laser that the FDA approved for use in cataract surgery. Dr. Mandel was among the first surgeons in the Bay Area to offer this technology to his patients.

When you choose the LenSx® Laser approach, you will enjoy the benefits of:

Laser Cataract Surgery San Jose

The LenSx® Laser system maps your eye in order to perform a cataract surgery that’s unique to you.

  • Bladeless, advanced procedure
  • Comfortable, relaxed setting
  • Enhanced precision
  • Faster recovery time
  • Astigmatism control


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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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Hayward Location

1237 B Street
Hayward, CA 94541

San Jose Location

455 O’Connor Drive, Suite 360
San Jose, CA 95128

Castro Valley Location

20400 Lake Chabot Road, Suite 302
Castro Valley, CA 94546

Concord Location

1401 Willow Pass Rd., Suite 100
Concord, CA 94520
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