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.


What LASIK Procedure Is Right for You?

Choosing the right LASIK Procedure

Many people considering LASIK don’t realize that there are several different types of laser vision correction to suit different visual needs. If you are interested in LASIK, you should be well informed about your options before making any decisions about your care. Here, Bay Area LASIK specialist Mark Mandel, MD, provides an overview of the laser vision correction options available at Optima Eye.

Traditional LASIK

Traditional LASIK involves creating a flap in the cornea with a mechanical cutting instrument called a microkeratome. After folding back the flap, the exposed underlying tissue is reshaped with an excimer laser. The flap is then restored to its original position, where it heals on its own. This is rarely used anymore as All-Laser LASIK is the safer and preferred method.

All-Laser LASIK

All-laser or bladeless LASIK replaces the microkeratome with a femtosecond laser. Using a laser to create the corneal flap reduces some of the risk of flap-related complications. The excimer laser is then used to reshape the corneal tissue as it is in traditional LASIK.

May be right for you if:

You want to improve upon the safety and precision of traditional LASIK and eliminate some chance of human error.

Wavefront LASIK

Wavefront-guided LASIK is one of the most advanced forms of LASIK. Treatment is tailored to the eye’s microscopic imperfections for extraordinary visual outcomes. Wavefront LASIK can decrease the possibility of glare and halos following the laser procedure.

May be right for you if:

You want the highest quality vision with the fewest side effects after surgery.

Advanced Surface Procedures

Advanced surface procedures like PRK, LASEK and Epi-LASIK reshape the corneal tissue without creating the corneal flap. The surface cells (epithelium) are polished off of the surface of the eye and the laser is applied to the cornea without making a flap.

May be right for you if:

You have thin or irregular corneas that cannot withstand the creation of the corneal flap.

Contact Optima Eye

Ultimately, the laser procedure that is best for you and your visual needs will depend on an in-person evaluation and discussion with Dr. Mandel. To book an appointment to discuss laser vision correction, please call 877-210-2020 ext. 3 or send us an email.

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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