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 60,000 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. 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.


The Optima Team

Serving San Jose, Hayward, Castro Valley, & Concord

Dedicated (ded’ e ka’ tid)

1.  to devote to a specific purpose
2.  devoted to work, duty

At OPTIMA, our dedicated laser team personifies both definitions. They are “dedicated” in that our team is a cohesive unit who has worked together at our practice for decades. They are loyal to each other, loyal to the practice, and loyal to our patients.

Additionally, they are a “dedicated” team in the sense that they have each been selected to be part of the cohesive unit that is specially trained and specifically designed for the technical and administrative exigencies of advanced laser and cataract surgery. Their duties are specific to the performance of laser and cataract surgery in that the vast majority of their professional activities relate to the pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative care of the laser and cataract patient.

At OPTIMA Hayward we have 40 employees. Over one-third of our staff is fully dedicated to the facilitation and performance of advanced surgery.

At OPTIMA, we are both proud and honored to be associated with our team!

Kelly – Chief Office Administrator, Patient Counselor
Christina – Patient Counselor, Laser Center Technician
Helen – Patient Counselor, Laser Center Technician
Chrisnita – RN, Patient Counselor, Laser Center Technician
Linda – Laser Center Technician
Mary – Laser Center Technician
Kim – Cataract/Laser Technician, Laser Center Technician
Nicole – Cataract/Laser Technician
Vika – Cataract Technician
Laura – Cataract Technician
Alesia – RN, Cataract Specialist
Cindy – RN, Cataract Specialist
Mark Basta, OD – Optometric Liaison, Patient Counselor
Victor Catanzaro, OD
Suzie C. Inadomi, OD
Jeff Lewis, OD
Sue Ristow, OD

They are not only a group of hardworking professionals focused on exceeding patient expectations, but we are proud that both our technical and administrative staff are knowledgeable, approachable, available, and customer-focused. Please feel free to call at any time for questions related to patient care, scheduling, or if you need additional patient education materials. They are always here to help.

If you have questions, or would like to schedule a consultation, please call us at 877-210-2020 ext. 3

Sarah Lee shares her successful LASIK experience. Click below to enjoy her video.

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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