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.


Reasons to Get LASIK this Summer

Reasons to get LASIK

Have you been considering LASIK for a while but always find a reason to put it off? Summer is a great time to have the procedure done. LASIK is quick, painless and involves a short recovery time, which means you can enjoy clearer vision just in time for summer this year. Bay Area LASIK specialist Mark Mandel, M.D., shares a few reasons why summer is a great time for LASIK.

Enjoy the Outdoors without Glasses or Contacts

Now that the weather is getting warmer, you are likely looking forward to spending more time outdoors. Whether you like to play sports, go hiking or lounge around the pool or beach, wearing glasses or contacts can be bothersome. Glasses can easily fog or break when you play any sport, while contacts can dry out your eyes, making outdoor time less enjoyable. With LASIK, you’ll be rid of these problems and then some. Additionally, wearing contact lenses while swimming can be a problem, which makes LASIK a great choice.

Travel More Comfortably

Are you planning your next summer getaway? Before taking off down the road or by plane, consider undergoing a quick and painless LASIK procedure. Forgetting your contacts at home or breaking your glasses on the road can be a hassle. What’s more, not being able to see clearly may make your vacation less enjoyable. LASIK surgery helps to make traveling less stressful. Additionally, airplanes create a dry environment for the eyes, causing problems for contact lens-wearers.

You’ll Be Ready for School in the Fall

Many students choose to have LASIK during the summer, and for good reason. Although the procedure is safe and involves a fast recovery, blurry vision can be a short-term side effect. With school out for the summer, scheduling LASIK becomes easier and students have more time off to allow their vision to fully stabilize and their eyes to recover comfortably. This means you will be ready to tackle the next school semester with crisp, clear vision. If you work, you may be already anticipating taking time off this summer. Most patients are able to return to work a day after LASIK surgery, but consider (if possible) taking a few days off from work while you take some time to recover.

Learn More about LASIK

The truth is, there is no better time to get LASIK than the present. To learn more about LASIK, schedule a personal consultation with Mark Mandel, M.D. Please email us today at

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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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