Mandel Vision’s Top Manhattan LASIK FAQ’s: Blog 1 of a 2-Part Series

Blog 1: Top Manhattan LASIK FAQ’s Pre-LASIK Surgery:

At Mandel Vision’s Manhattan LASIK center, laser vision correction is all we do. That singular focus is what has made us the premier LASIK center in New York. In our more than 30 years helping patients see more clearly, we’ve heard a lot of questions from patients considering LASIK. This two-part blog series is a compilation of some of the most frequently asked questions from our patients. In this blog, part one of the series, we focus on the LASIK FAQ’s we hear from patients before they see Dr. Mandel for their free LASIK consultation in Manhattan.

Manhattan LASIK


Will I get to meet Dr. Mandel at the time of my free LASIK consultation in Manhattan?

Absolutely! We pride ourselves in the personal attention we provide to each patient and feel this is really what sets us apart from other LASIK centers. After our technicians complete your preliminary screening tests, Dr. Mandel will meet with you personally to examine your eyes, review the result of each test, educate you and answer your questions.

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What determines my candidacy for LASIK?

There are many factors that are taken into consideration to determine candidacy for LASIK, however the most important tests are those that measure the curvature (topography) and the thickness (tomography) of the cornea. At Mandel Vision, we use state of the art technology for these diagnostic measurements at the time of your free consultation.

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Is LASIK safe?

In the hands of a skilled LASIK surgeon, such as Dr. Mandel, who specializes in LASIK and has performed thousands of procedures, LASIK is a very safe procedure. In fact, it may surprise you to know that for some patients, LASIK may be a safer option than contact lens wear.
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What sets Dr. Mandel apart from other LASIK surgeons?

In a word: expertise. Dr. Mandel is a corneal specialist with more than 30 years of experience in vision correction surgery. Not all LASIK surgeons are corneal specialists. The corneal flap created in LASIK is thinner than a human hair. Therefore, the manipulation of this flap is best handled by a surgeon who specializes in this unique, delicate part of the eye.

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How long will I have to wait to book my LASIK surgery after my free consultation?

Dr. Mandel performs surgeries in Manhattan all day on Mondays, Tuesdays, and occasional Wednesdays, so we can typically accommodate the busy schedules of most patients. The wait time in between evaluation and procedure is typically one to two weeks, providing patients have discontinued the use of soft contact lenses, 100%, two weeks prior to surgery. Contact lens wear can warp the cornea, in some patients more than others. Our preliminary tests done on the day will determine whether you need to leave your contact lenses out for more than two weeks. For those patients who don’t wear contact lenses, the wait time can be considerably shorter.

If you’re tired of the hassle of your glasses and contact lenses and have been considering LASIK laser vision correction, call us at 888-866-3681 to schedule your free LASIK consultation with Dr. Mandel at our Manhattan LASIK center. You can also book online.

Click here for part two of this blog series with LASIK FAQ’s that focus on what you can expect after your LASIK procedure with Dr. Mandel.

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