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.


Top 5 Reasons to Choose LASIK

For the right candidates, LASIK laser vision correction can be life changing. And thanks to advances in technology, the surgery is becoming more popular among adults of all ages.

If you are on the fence about pursuing your LASIK options, this blog post is for you — Bay Area cornea and LASIK specialist Mark Mandel, MD, of Optima Eye is sharing five of the top reasons to consider LASIK.

Freedom from Glasses and Contacts

The number one benefit of LASIK is clearer, crisper vision and freedom from contact lenses or glasses. There’s no need to bother putting them in, taking them out, packing them, cleaning them or replacing them. You can simply get up and go, with clearer vision!

Freedom from glasses and contacts improves quality of life in numerous ways. If you’re a parent, you can leap out of bed to soothe your child without stopping to find your glasses; if you like to swim, you don’t have to worry about jumping in a pool and losing a contact lens. If faced with an emergency situation, you do not have to be concerned about your glasses or contact lenses. You are free to live life as you want without the hassles of visual aids.

Career Benefits

Great vision without corrective lenses is particularly helpful in certain professions. For example, surgeons don’t have to worry about struggling to look through a microscope with glasses, or feeling their contact lenses dry out in the operating room. Law enforcement, military personnel and first responders can be ready at a moment’s notice without hesitating to put in contacts or glasses.

Improved Athletic Performance

Clear vision is crucial to athletic performance. Not to mention, glasses and contact lenses can get in the way of many sporting activities. Patients often find that they are more active and athletic after LASIK surgery, and better equipped to pursue goals such as running, biking, hiking, golfing and skiing. LASIK is truly the ultimate sporting good!!

More Confidence

Clear vision without visual aids can help you feel more comfortable and confident in your appearance. You don’t have to pay attention to coordinating your glasses with your wardrobe, or worry that your eyes look red or feel irritated from your contact lenses.

Cost Savings

As if you weren’t already convinced that LASIK is a good idea — it makes financial sense! Over time, LASIK pays for itself because it eliminates the need to buy new glasses, frames, contact lenses and the required cleaning supplies. Compare the one-time, upfront cost of LASIK to the cost of 20+ years of glasses, frames and appointments to refill your prescription.

If you would like to learn more about the possibilities of LASIK laser vision correction, cornea and LASIK specialist Mark Mandel, MD, invites you to schedule an informational consultation to discuss the surgery with him and his team. Call our office at 877-210-2020 ext. 3 today to make your appointment.

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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