LASIK eye surgery in Modesto and the surrounding area - Read our patient reviews
Mark Mandel, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who is a cornea sub-specialist and LASIK surgeon. He has performed more than 90,000 surgical procedures, including 60,000 LASIK procedures. He is well-trusted for his experience, expertise , surgical precision and integrity. Mark Mandel, MD, is known as “the surgeons’ surgeon” because hundreds of eye doctors and other physicians have chosen him to perform LASIK surgical procedures on themselves and their family members.
Mark Mandel, MD, leads the team at Optima Ophthalmic Medical Associates, Inc., where he performs LASIK, PRK and EPI-LASIK, as well as refractive lens replacement procedures, to correct his patients’ vision.
To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Mark Mandel, MD, to learn more about your vision correction options, including the cost of LASIK and alternative refractive treatments, please contact Optima Ophthalmic at (855) 300-3874.
Vision Correction at Optima Eye
Mark Mandel, MD, utilizes leading-edge technology, such as Allegretto 400, the Visx S4, the IntraLase femtosecond laser or the Ziemer laser platform, to correct his patients’ vision. He also offers iLASIK , which incorporates wavefront scanning and iris-tracking technology for highly customized results. Wavefront-guided technology allows Mark Mandel, MD, to map each eye’s imperfections, including minute “higher order aberrations,” before performing LASIK.
To begin the LASIK procedure, Mark Mandel, MD, employs a microkeratome (a surgical blade), femtosecond IntraLase laser or Ziemer laser to create a small flap in the cornea. Next, Mark Mandel, MD, uses the excimer laser to reshape the underlying tissue. Mark Mandel, MD, is able to adjust the laser beam’s pattern to correct the refractive error causing nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism. Once Mark Mandel, MD, is satisfied with the reshaped cornea, he returns the corneal flap to its original position. The flap then bonds naturally to the eye with no need for sutures.
The LASIK procedure takes less than 15 minutes to complete for both eyes. Patients of Mark Mandel, MD, do not typically experience pain during the LASIK procedure, and most feel minimal to no discomfort or pain following the procedure. Following surgery, patients of Mark Mandel, MD, are generally able to see clearly without the use of glasses or contact lenses, and a substantial number of patients even achieve 20/20 vision or better.