Up Close and Personal with Laser Vision Correction Expert Dr. Eric Mandel

In our very first Facebook LIVE! video, we get up close and personal with laser vision correction expert Dr. Eric Mandel. Watch the video below as Dr. Mandel discusses what makes a patient a good candidate for LASIK or PRK laser vision correction. He also talks about why he may choose one procedure over another for some patients. Don’t have time to watch the video?  Prefer to read the transcript instead? No problem!  We’ve got you covered.  See below for …
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LASIK and PRK Laser Vision Correction:  Still the Best Choice for Patients

As medical technology continues to change, so do our options for medical treatment, and laser vision correction is no exception.  So, with all the options available today, why does corneal specialist and microsurgeon Dr. Eric Mandel still prefer LASIK and PRK  laser vision correction for all his patients who are candidates for refractive surgery? There are actually three key reasons for this. Proven Track Record: Unlike most of the other options in vision correction, we have long-term data on both LASIK and PRK laser vision …
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Amblyopia

Amblyopia

Amblyopia, or lazy eye, is a condition in which the visual acuity in one eye doesn’t fully develop, usually beginning from birth towards early childhood. Once the vision is lost, glasses or contacts cannot be corrective . The quantity of vision in the amblyopic eye varies from patient to patient, but at the least, the vision is worse than in the other eye.  If undetected and left untreated, the vision in that eye will never fully develop as the brain …
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Which Eye Conditions are Correctable with LASIK Eye Surgery?

LASIK Eye Surgery

There’s a lot of confusion about which eye conditions are correctable with LASIK eye surgery. As a result, we’ve heard a lot of myths over the years about who can benefit from LASIK and who can’t. We’d like to clear up the confusion! Below you’ll find the eye conditions that are treatable with LASIK. Myopia (AKA:  Nearsightedness): In this eye condition, near objects are clear and distant objects are blurry. To see clearly, the light rays from an object need …
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What Can I Expect After My LASIK Eye Surgery at Mandel Vision? 

LASIK Eye Surgery

Patients often ask what to expect after LASIK eye surgery with Dr. Eric Mandel. One of the best answers to this question actually comes from our patients. The most frequent thing we hear from our New York LASIK eye surgery patients the day after their surgery is “I woke up and could actually see my alarm clock clearly without fumbling around for my glasses!”  We realize this can seem trivial to some, but when you’ve been completely dependent on glasses …
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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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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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