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.


Why Some Patients Prefer Laser Cataract Surgery

Patient undergoing Vision Correction

Cataracts are a visual impairment characterized by a clouding of the eye’s lens. While most cataracts go hand in hand with aging, others can result from an eye injury, a previous eye procedure or other causes.

Cataracts are frustrating for anyone who has them, as symptoms can include:

  • Poor distant or near vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Rings around lighted objects
  • Seeing objects as different or with less color
  • Double vision

There are several treatments available for cataracts, but laser cataract surgery has fast become the gold standard. Here Bay Area LASIK and cornea specialist Mark Mandel, MD explains why many patients prefer laser cataract surgery.

Treatment for Cataracts

While cataracts are the No. 1 cause of blindness worldwide, when they are treated, vision is restored. In fact, corrective treatments for cataracts are 99 percent successful.

Furthermore, recovery is fairly simple and quick, and complications are rare.

When cataracts are severe enough that glasses no longer work or your daily life is interrupted, surgery is the only corrective option, as there are no prescriptions to solve this issue.

Once the cloudy lens has been removed, the doctor will then insert an artificial lens — or intraocular lens. Whichever lens you choose in tandem with your doctor, the idea is for your vision to become clearer, sharper and more vibrant.

Bay Area LASIK and cornea specialist Mark Mandel MD and his team are experts in using the latest laser technology to help remove your cataracts. Dr. Mandel prefers this technology as there are a few benefits. Laser–assisted surgery helps the surgeon make incisions more accurately. Also, laser surgery may offer the patient more precise correction of astigmatism and allows for more precise positioning of the lens implant.

Dr. Mandel and his team have the latest bladeless and laser technology — the LenSx femtosecond cataract laser — at their fingertips to perform this leading cataract corrective surgery, customized to benefit each patient. Call 877-210-2020 or visit our site now to learn more — or to schedule a consultation.

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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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Hayward, CA 94541

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