LASIK in Oakland & the East Bay – Read our patient reviews & schedule a consultation
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, including the cost of LASIK and alternative procedures, and your financing 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.