How to Get the Most out of Your Eye Drops 

We use eye drops for a multitude of reasons:  to lubricate dry, tired eyes, to alleviate itching and burning from allergies, to treat conjunctivitis (AKA:  “pink eye”), for routine care following eye surgery and to treat chronic eye diseases such as glaucoma.  No matter the reason, there is a proper way to use eye drops to make sure you get the most out of them. In the video below, Dr. Mandel gives you the first of many tips: In summary, …
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The Dangers of Rubbing Your Eyes

The Dangers of Rubbing Your Eyes

We’re all guilty of rubbing our eyes occasionally.  It’s a natural reaction to itchy eyes, particularly around allergy season.  It may seem harmless, but persistent eye rubbing can cause some potentially dangerous eye conditions, and should be avoided. For those interested in LASIK or PRK laser vision correction, here’s the most compelling reason of all to stop rubbing your eyes:  persistent eye-rubbing can injure your cornea,  change your prescription and make it difficult for your eye doctor to determine if you are a candidate …
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Is LASIK Eye Surgery Covered by Insurance?

Is LASIK Eye Surgery Covered by Insurance_Mandel Vision Blog Post

Is LASIK Eye Surgery Covered by Insurance?  This is a question we hear frequently from our New York LASIK patients here at Mandel Vision. The answer isn’t as straightforward as you may think. Although for most patients the answer is no, as most insurance companies consider LASIK a cosmetic procedure, there are a few financial services companies that offer insurance coverage for LASIK surgery as a perk for their employees. They each have unique plans which offer either partial or …
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Mandel Vision’s Top Manhattan LASIK Eye Surgery FAQ’s: Blog 2 of a 2-Part Series

Blog 2:  Top Manhattan LASIK FAQ’s Post-LASIK Eye Surgery This is blog 2 of a 2-part series on the most frequently asked questions about LASIK eye surgery from our patients.  This blog will focus on the LASIK FAQ’s we hear from patients after (post) LASIK eye surgery with Dr. Mandel at our Manhattan LASIK center.  If you have questions about the free LASIK consultation, scheduling, or what you can expect prior to LASIK eye surgery, you’ll want to check out …
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Mandel Vision’s Top Manhattan LASIK FAQ’s: Blog 1 of a 2-Part Series

Manhattan LASIK

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 …
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Omega 3 Supplements and Dry Eye Syndrome

Omega 3 Supplements and Dry Eye Syndrome_Mandel Vision_Blog Post

Omega 3 Supplements and Dry Eye Syndrome Burning, stinging, redness, light-sensitivity…these are just a few of the annoying symptoms of dry eye syndrome (DES).  The increased use of digital devices, which exacerbate dry eye symptoms due to a decrease in the natural blink rate by more than 60%, has caused an increase in DES over the last several years.  That, combined with the chronic nature of this syndrome, has fueled a lot of research in this area which has revealed …
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Eye Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

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 four 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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Happy Holidays from Our Family to Yours!

  We want to thank all of our patients for a wonderful 2017! Thank you, especially, for trusting us with your only pair of eyes. We’re so glad that we were able to help you see your world more clearly and we look forward to seeing you again in 2018. Happy Holidays! ~Dr. Mandel and The Mandel Vision Team      

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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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