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.


Protect Your Eyes from Summertime Dangers

Summertime dangers

By now you are aware that the sun can take a toll on your skin. But did you know your eyes are also at risk of sun damage? In addition, the summer season brings with it certain dangers that can put your eye health at risk. San Jose LASIK expert Dr. Mark Mandel outlines summer eye health risks. Before you step outside to enjoy the sun, take a moment to read these tips on how to keep your eyes happy and healthy during the summer season.

Wear the Right Sunglasses

Numerous studies have linked overexposure to the sun to a heightened risk of certain eye conditions including cataracts, pterygia and macular degeneration. Overexposure to the sun also puts your eyes at risk of photokeratitis, a painful eye condition similar to a sunburn. Safeguard your eyes from the sun by wearing a pair of sunglasses that offer 100 percent UV protection. Wraparound and large frame sunglasses are a good option as they limit the amount of rays that can reach the eyes at all angles. The sun never rests so be sure to wear your sunglasses even during overcast and cold weather.

Avoid Eye Injuries

According to research, approximately 90 percent of all eye injuries can be avoided with the proper protection. If you are planning on playing outdoor sports or working repair projects around the house, cover your eyes with the right protection. For sports like baseball, sports sunglasses with polycarbonate lenses offer the best protection because they are high impact resistant and offer 100 percent UV protection. For home improvement and gardening projects like mowing, be sure to wear protective goggles. This can drastically reduce your risk of an injury due to debris or unexpected objects hitting the face and eyes. Additionally, stay away from fireworks, as they can cause a serious eye injury that can end in blindness!

Protect Your Eyes from Infection

Before taking a swim this summer, be sure to grab a pair of water goggles. Swimming, surfing and scuba diving are all popular summertime water activities that bring with them a risk of eye infection due to chemicals and bacteria. If you wear contact lenses, you must take them out before getting into the water.

Learn More from Optima Eye

To learn more about eye health or if you have are interested in LASIK surgery, please schedule an appointment with Mark Mandel, MD, of Optima Eye. Please call Optima Eye 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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