What Does 20/20 Vision Mean? 

What Does 20/20 Vision Mean | Mandel Vision | Blog Post

We’ve all heard the term ’20/20 vision’ and most of us know that this is considered ‘normal’ vision.  But, what does that really mean? We hear this question a lot at Mandel Vision. The simple answer is that 20/20 vision is a standard for the measurement of visual acuity and represents ‘normal’ or average vision. Here’s a little more detail on 20/20 vision: A Snellen eye chart, or projector, quantifies visual acuity which is a measurement of the sharpness of …
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Eye Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

Eye Healthy New Years Resolutions | Mandel Vision Blog Post

Happy New Year! If you’re going to make a New Year’s resolution, why not choose one with the added benefit of it being eye healthy too?! Luckily, there are many things that you can do to improve or maintain your eye health.  To make it easy for you, we’ve made a list of our top 4 eye healthy resolutions: 1.  Make a commitment to your eye health.  Routine, annual eye exams are just as important as annual physicals.  And, they’re …
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The Winter (Eye) Blues

The Winter (Eye) Blues | Mandel Vision Blog Post

Winter is just around the corner.  You know what that means  –  plummeting temperatures and heaters cranked up to full blast in our homes and offices.  Both extreme cold and heat can cause the eyes to be dry and uncomfortable.  For those who suffer with chronic dry eye year round, these 2 factors can exacerbate dry eye symptoms.  But, fear not, we have a few tips to help you get through the winter months in comfort! Don’t Sit Too  Close …
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LASIK and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA’s)

LASIK and Flexible Spending Accounts 2014

Yes, it’s flexible spending time again!  The good news for those of you considering LASIK is that you can use money from your flexible spending account (FSA) to pay for a portion of your LASIK procedure.  But, you have to plan ahead!  So, if your goal is to have LASIK in 2017, you’ll need to contribute to your FSA very soon in order to use those tax-free dollars in 2017. Not sure if you have an FSA?  Check with your …
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