Mark R. Mandel, MD
Optima Ophthalmic Medical Associates, Inc.
1237 B Street
Hayward, CA 94541
1401 Willow Pass Road, Suite 100
Concord CA, 94520
Santa Clara Office:
3945 Freedom Circle, Suite 130
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Castro Valley Office:
20400 Lake Chabot Road, Suite 302
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Dr. Mark R. Mandel
LASIK Oakland / East Bay – Serving patients seeking LASIK surgery in Oakland and elsewhere in the East Bay
Mark R. Mandel, MD, a board-certified ophthalmologist with advanced training in corneal surgery, offers individuals in Oakland and elsewhere throughout the East Bay LASIK surgery. Having performed over 90,000 laser eye surgeries, including 60,000 LASIK surgeries, Dr. Mandel is renowned for his expertise, experience, surgical exactitude and integrity. Thanks to the fact that hundreds of ophthalmologists and other surgeons and physicians have chosen Mark R. Mandel, MD, to perform their LASIK surgery, he has earned a reputation as a "surgeon's surgeon."
Dr. Mandel is head of Optima Eye, where he offers LASIK, PRK and all-laser LASIK, as well as cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange, to correct his patients' eyesight.
To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Mark R. Mandel, MD, to learn more about your vision correction options, please contact Optima Eye by calling (855) 300-3874.
Vision Correction at Optima Eye
Dr. Mandel is dedicated to remaining at the forefront of advancements in laser eye surgery, using only the most advanced technology available, including the VISX S4, the Allegretto 400, the IntraLase femtosecond laser and the Ziemer laser platform in his laser vision correction procedures. He also performs all-laser LASIK surgery with wavefront imaging and iris-registration technology for personally tailored results. Before starting LASIK surgery, the East Bay laser eye surgeon uses the wavefront-guided imaging system to create a unique 3D map of each eye's abnormalities, including extremely subtle imperfections known as "higher order aberrations." He uses the map to calibrate the excimer laser used to re-shape the curvature of the cornea.
To start the actual LASIK procedure, Dr. Mandel uses a surgical blade called a "microkeratome" or a femtosecond laser to generate a small flap in the surface of the cornea. He gently lifts back the corneal flap, so he can re-contour the underlying corneal tissue with the calibrated excimer laser. In doing so, he corrects the eye's refractive error that was causing farsightedness, nearsightedness and / or astigmatism. Once he is happy with the new curvature of the cornea, he repositions the corneal flap in its original place, where it re-seals itself without the need for stitches.
LASIK surgery is quick — it only takes about 15 minutes to treat both eyes. Also, it is a painless procedure, performed under topical anesthesia. After undergoing LASIK in the East Bay with Dr. Mandel, patients generally notice an improvement in vision within 24 to 48 hours. They can usually forgo their daily dependence on prescription glasses and contact lenses, and more than 99 percent of patients achieve 20/20 vision or better following surgery.
Praise From Patients of Mark R. Mandel, MD
Dr. Kathy Fields
"I have had poor vision since I was 8 years old. I converted easily to contacts at 13 and wore them until age 45. Then I struggled with dry eyes and bad vision triggered by menopause. I couldn't see with glasses or contacts. I was depressed. I had one option for my complicated condition-LASIK by the best LASIK surgeon. These are my eyes. I wasn't taking any chances. All referrals led to Mark Mandel, MD. I think of him every day since the procedure. I can see the clock at the bedside, read the tiniest print and drive on a rainy road at night with confidence. Mark Mandel, MD, absolutely changed my life. I have sent over a dozen patients to him who are equally happy. He is the doctor for your precious eyes." Kathy Fields, MD
Founding Dermatologist, Proactiv
Dr. Katie Rodan
"One of the best things I have ever done for myself is having LASIK eye surgery with Mark Mandel, M.D. I have a very busy schedule and lifestyle, and having this surgery has made everything I do easier, clearer and less complicated. From reading, to skiing, to traveling, to developing new products, and most importantly to treating my patients, I couldn't be happier with the results of my Lasik surgery. Choosing Mark Mandel, M.D. was easy for me, because his reputation and expertise are well-known to me and other doctors within the medical community. His experience and integrity are exactly what every patient deserves. Additionally, I called a close friend in San Diego who is a prominent LASIK surgeon. He told me that there was only one LASIK surgeon in Northern California to go to... Mark Mandel, MD. I was lucky to have this information available to me, so I did not have to spend time trying to find the best surgeon. Physicians are fortunate to have a network to find the best doctor in each field. Having this "inside information" from within the medical community was invaluable to me. I constantly recommend him as the "best there is" to my patients, friends and family... and everyone is thrilled with their results! For me, Mark Mandel, MD, is the only choice for laser vision correction." Katie Rodan, MD
Founding Dermatologist, Proactiv
"Deciding to have LASIK was one of the best things I have ever done for myself. I had been thinking about it for quite a while, but had not scheduled an appointment, primarily because I just didn't know where to go... who was the best surgeon around? For years I have heard ads on the radio about LASIK doctors, but honestly I just didn't have a good feeling about choosing a surgeon from a radio commercial. Fortunately for me, I have a close friend who is an extremely successful surgeon in Southern California who practiced in the Bay Area for 20 years. I knew that he would direct me to the most respected and experienced surgeon available. In fact, I thought he might recommend someone in the Los Angeles area, but, without hesitation, he told me to go see Mark Mandel, M.D. Having this referral from a trusted physician who really knows "who's who" was all I needed to proceed with making my appointment with Mark Mandel, M.D." Anonymous
"I am incredibly grateful to have found him and would recommend no one other than him to perform LASIK surgery. Since my procedure, my wife and several family members have also had Mark R. Mandel, MD, perform their LASIK surgery. Thanks to my physician/friend in LA, I was pointed to a true expert and professional in laser vision correction." Anonymous
"Every detail of my consultation, testing and discussions was handled professionally, honestly and with incredible ease by his staff. Meeting Mark Mandel, MD, personally made it clear to me that I was in the right hands, and was the only surgeon that I would ever want to perform my surgery. It has been years since my surgery, I couldn't be more thrilled with the outcome! I only wish I would have done it sooner." Anonymous
"Talk about the ultimate riding accessory! Clear vision without glasses or contacts is clearly the best investment you can make." Arlen Ness
More About Mark R. Mandel, MD
Mark R. Mandel, MD, attended the prestigious University of Oxford in Oxford, England, where he obtained both his bachelor's and master's degrees. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Mandel fulfilled his ophthalmology residency at San Francisco's Pacific Presbyterian Hospital before spending an additional year at the University of Iowa focusing on corneal transplant surgery as well as external eye conditions, including chronic dry eye.
Dr. Mandel teaches at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California, San Francisco, and California Pacific Medical Center. In addition, he lectures and instructs at other institutions across the nation and around the world, covering ophthalmology topics including corneal and refractive surgery and cataracts.