Mandel Vision In Focus Newsletter ~ June 2017

Mandel Vision In Focus Newsletter - June 2017 Highlights

In this month’s In Focus newsletter, we explore UV safety, dry eye therapy, all-laser LASIK and presbyopia. June is UV Safety Month! Most people are aware of the danger that ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can pose to the skin. What isn’t as well known is that UV rays can also cause damage to the eyes. Wearing sunglasses that block 100% of the harmful UV rays from the sun can help protect your eyes from developing future eye conditions. …
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Presbyopia: The Need for Reading Glasses

Presbyopia: The Need for Reading Glasses

Presbyopia, often confused with farsightedness, is very common.  In fact, even if you’ve had perfect vision all your life, at some point typically after age 40, presbyopia will affect you.  The good news is that there’s an easy fix.  For most patients, over-the-counter reading glasses do the trick.  Others may need a special prescription for glasses or contact lenses from an eye doctor.  For those who don’t want to be bothered with reading glasses or contact lenses, LASIK or PRK …
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Mandel Vision In Focus Newsletter ~ May 2017

September 2016 Newsletter

May is Cataract Awareness Month Cataracts are a clouding of the natural lens of the eye.  This can cause blurry vision and other visual issues. Most patients develop cataracts after age 50, but they can also be congenital. Click here to learn more. This Month’s Eye Health Tip Recent studies suggest that taking a supplement high in meso-zeaxanthin can increase macular pigment centrally. Since the macula is responsible for acute visual tasks, increased pigment in this area can enhance your visual performance and may also …
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May 1, 2017: Mandel Vision LASIK Technology

All-Laser LASIK

Although LASIK surgery is surgeon-dependent, the technology employed is equally important.  Think of it as a master carpenter using master tools.  A master carpenter can only do so much with suboptimal equipment.  The same is true for LASIK.  To get the best results, you need both a skilled LASIK surgeon and the most advanced surgical technology. Having been involved in refractive laser research since 1984, Dr. Mandel is uniquely qualified to evaluate new LASIK technologies.  After utilizing different technologies over the past …
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Mandel Vision In Focus Newsletter ~ April 2017

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Practicing eye safety while playing sports is critical and can help keep you in the game. And, by ‘sports eye safety’, we mean wearing protective goggles. Ninety percent of all sports-related eye injuries can be avoided with the use of protective eyewear. Click here to read more. This Month’s Eye Health Tip Don’t forget to check the expiration date on your eye drops before each use. Both prescription and over the counter eye drops have an expiration date that shouldn’t be ignored. Eye drops can lose their …
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What Happens if I Move My Eye During LASIK Eye Surgery?

What Happens if I Move My Eye During LASIK Surgery | Mandel Vision Blog Post

The fear of eye movement during LASIK surgery is a common concern among our patients here at Mandel Vision. The good news is, as with all things LASIK-related, we have you covered! Dr. Mandel will walk you through the procedure to let you know what’s happening and to be sure that you know what to do and where to look throughout the process.  In addition, our state-of-the-art technology incorporates safeguards which ensure that eye movement isn’t an issue during the …
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Mandel Vision In Focus Newsletter ~ March 2017

September 2016 Newsletter

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month One of the best things you can do for your eyes when you’re at work is to use natural tear drops and take frequent breaks during computer time.  This can alleviate the symptoms of digital eye strain. Click here to read more. This Month’s Eye Health Tip If you have recurrent bright red patches on the white part of your eye, you should consult your primary care physician. Known as subconjunctival hemorrhages, as long as there is no pain …
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Ultraviolet (UV) Rays and Your Eyes

Ultraviolet (UV) Rays and the Sun | Mandel Vision Blog Post

Most people are aware of the danger that ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can pose to the skin.  What isn’t as well known is that UV rays can also cause damage to the eyes. Wearing sunglasses that block 100% of the harmful UV rays from the sun can help protect your eyes from developing future eye conditions.  Keep in mind that UV rays can penetrate cloud cover, so sunglasses are important even on overcast days. What are UV Rays? …
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Mandel Vision In Focus Newsletter – February 2017

September 2016 Newsletter

February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month  Macular Degeneration, A.K.A. ARMD or AMD, affects more than 10 million Americans and is the leading cause of central vision loss for those aged 55 and older in the United States. Click here to learn more. This Month’s Eye Health Tip The eyes are the windows to the soul…and your health! In fact, signs of systemic diseases often appear in the eye before the rest of the body, so an annual eye exam can protect more than just …
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What Can I Expect on the Day of My LASIK Surgery at Mandel Vision?

If you ask our patients, many of them would tell you that LASIK eye surgery is a life-changing procedure.  When you’ve been completely dependent on glasses and contact lenses your whole life like many of our patients, LASIK can make a huge difference in your quality of life.  But, when patients ask this question, they’re usually referring to the specific sensations and visual changes during and immediately after their procedure, so that’s the focus of this blog. The Surgery Although …
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