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.


Referring Physicians

Optima is a comprehensive ophthalmology practice with emphasis on refractive surgery and high technology premium surgical care of cataracts.

We are closely associated with more than 400 optometrists throughout Northern California who routinely work with us in the co-management of refractive surgery and premium cataract care.

We are confident that you and your patients will find our state-of-art federally certified facility and knowledgeable staff easy and pleasurable to work with. We pride ourselves on providing our patients with the best and most up-to-date methods of treating ocular conditions. We are dedicated to working with you in offering the best possible pre and post-operative care. Because we understand that high quality timely communication with referring providers is paramount, we are committed to devoting human and technological resources to ensure seamless access.

Our scope of practice includes the following:

  • Bladeless All-Laser LASIK with IntraLase and Ziemer femtosecond lasers
  • Wavefront optimized custom cornea treatment
  • Wavelight Allegretto Eye-Q EXCIMER laser
  • Cataract surgery using the latest Centurion technology
  • Femtosecond laser cataract surgery with the LenSx laser
  • Premium cataract services that include presbyopia-correcting IOLs, Vivity, PanOptix, Symfony, Tecnis Multifocal, and Toric IOLs
  • Pterygium surgery with conjunctival/amniotic membrane grafting

We realize that treating patients who desire and require quality care necessitates talent, patience and most importantly, skill. We are confident that you’ll find working with us a satisfying and rewarding experience.

We look forward to establishing a long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationship with your practice.

As part of our co-management program, we offer practice-building resources to our affiliated doctors:

  • Co-Management
  • Exam Forms

To learn how co-management with Optima can benefit your patients and your practice, please contact Helen or Christina, by calling our office at 877-210-2020 ext. 3 or emailing us 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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1237 B Street
Hayward, CA 94541

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

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

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