The Customization of Laser Vision Correction

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The customization of laser vision correction procedures is not a new concept to  Eric R. Mandel, M.D ., founder and medical director of Mandel Vision. As a researcher for laser vision correction since 1984, he recognized very early in his surgical career the importance of getting to know his patients as individuals. As such, he has always tried to customize the procedure based on age and visual needs. Dr. Mandel now has the advanced technological tools necessary to truly optimize those results. The difference …
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Mandel Vision ~ Making LASIK Surgery Affordable

LASIK surgery is a life-changing procedure . So, why doesn’t everyone who wears glasses or contact lenses do it? One of the main reasons is that it’s expensive. In fact, the more experienced the LASIK surgeon and the more advanced the LASIK technology, the more expensive it gets.  Here at Mandel Vision, we don’t want you to bargain with your only pair of eyes. Instead, we want to enable you to base your decision on the quality of care you receive. With …
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LASIK and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA’s)

LASIK and Flexible Spending Accounts 2014

It’s flex spending time!  If you’re thinking about LASIK and are lucky enough to have an FSA (Flexible Spending Account), you’ll need to contribute to the account soon in order to use those dollars in 2020. What is an FSA? An FSA is an account set up by employers which allows employees to set aside tax-free dollars.  By putting this money aside, the employee pays no Federal, FICA or State taxes on the amount in their FSA account. This money …
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The Many Potential Health Benefits of CBD (Cannabidiol)

Cannabidiol, or CBD, products have become extremely popular since the passage of the U.S. Farm Bill in 2018, which legalized industrial hemp and CBD in all 50 states.  What is CBD? According to Miriam Webster, cannabidiol (CBD) is a crystalline, nonintoxicating cannabinoid (C21H30O2) found in cannabis and hemp that is sometimes used medicinally. [i] Although CBD is the second most abundant of the active ingredients of cannabis, better known as marijuana, CBD is derived directly from the hemp plant and therefore contains only trace amounts …
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Can Blue Light Damage Your Eyes?

Can blue light damage your eyes?  This is an important question considering the amount of time we spend on our digital devices. In fact, American adults spend more than 11 hours per day watching, reading, listening or simply interacting with media, according to a new study by market-research group Nielsen. [i] The short answer to this question presently is no.  There is no scientific evidence to date that blue light from digital devices is harmful to the eyes.  That said, the …
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Monovision Laser Vision Correction: An Alternative to Reading Glasses

One of the most common questions we hear from prospective patients over the age of 40 is: “Am I a candidate for LASIK or PRK laser vision correction if I only need reading glasses?” The answer may surprise you: It’s yes! The common misconception is that laser vision correction is only for patients who are lifelong glasses or contact lens wearers. However, with the advantage of the monovision  approach, patients who only wear reading glasses can also benefit from the procedure. …
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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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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 four key reasons for this. 1. Proven Track Record: Unlike most of the other options in vision correction, we have long-term data on both LASIK and PRK laser …
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Are there Any Restrictions after LASIK Surgery?

Are there any restrictions after LASIK surgery? This is the number one question we hear from patients when they come in for their free LASIK consultation with Dr. Mandel. We completely understand why this is important. Knowing what you can and can’t do afterward often helps you decide the timing of your LASIK surgery. So, we thought it would be helpful to make these answers available to you, our prospective LASIK patients, during the research phase of your decision-making process. …
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Annual Eye Exams: Your Best Defense Against Vision Loss

The Importance of Annual Eye Exams | Mandel Vision Blog Post

Start the new year off right with a commitment to your eye health! An annual eye exam is just as important as an annual physical. In fact, there are a lot of systemic diseases that present in the eye before the rest of the body, so an eye exam can often help protect more than just your eyesight. There are also eye diseases that are silent, and the best prognosis is achieved by early detection and intervention. An annual eye …
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