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 Prevent Pink Eye

Age-related vision changes and conditions

Conjunctivitis, more commonly known as pink eye, is a common eye condition that causes inflammation of the membrane that lines the eyelid and eye surface. Pink eye is typically not serious, and viral pink eye will run its course within seven to 10 days without requiring medical attention. However, pink eye can be contagious, so it’s important to exercise caution if you or someone you know has pink eye. In this post, Bay Area LASIK doctor Mark Mandel, M.D., discusses how to prevent pink eye.

Causes of Pink Eye

Pink eye can be caused by a virus, bacteria or allergens such as pollen or dust. Viral and bacterial pink eye are both contagious, and can result in redness of the eyes, swelling of the eyelids and itchy eyes. Anyone can get pink eye, but school-aged children are particularly at risk because of their close proximity to others in the classroom.

What to Do If You Have Pink Eye

If you have pink eye, you should schedule an appointment with your eye doctor to determine what type of pink eye you have. If you have bacterial pink eye, you may need to be treated with antibiotics. You should also take steps to prevent spreading the infection to others, such as covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing, avoiding touching your eyes and washing your hands frequently. If your child has pink eye, keep them home until the contagious stage has passed, which typically takes three to five days.

Pink Eye Prevention Tips

There are several other precautions you should take to avoid getting pink eye:

  • Don’t share personal items such as washcloths, hand towels or tissues.
  • NEVER share contact lenses.
  • If you wear contacts, follow your doctor’s instructions for proper lens care and replacement.
  • Wear goggles while swimming.
  • Take your contacts out before showering or swimming to avoid trapping bacteria in your eye.
  • Don’t share eye makeup.
  • If you have pink eye, don’t wear contacts or use eye makeup until the infection is gone.

Talk to Your Eye Doctor

For personalized advice about pink eye and other eye conditions, schedule an appointment with an experienced eye doctor. Mark Mandel, M.D., has been helping patients keep their eyes healthy for over 30 years. Come see Dr. Mandel at one of our four convenient locations in the Bay Area. Schedule a consultation by calling 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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