Omega 3 Supplements and Dry Eye Syndrome

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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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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? 

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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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