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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The 3 Key Factors that Set Mandel Vision Apart from Other Laser Vision Correction Centers

Personal LASIK Customization_Dr Eric Mandel

When choosing where to have your LASIK or PRK corrective eye surgery, there are three main factors to consider:  the surgeon, the technology employed by the surgeon and the supporting staff.  The main reason so many patients elect to have their LASIK and PRK surgeries at Mandel Vision is that it’s clear from their very first visit that we understand that your laser vision correction experience is shaped by all three of these factors.  To that end, we never lose …
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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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Everything You Need to Know about LASIK at Mandel Vision

This blog post touches on everything you need to know about LASIK eye surgery at Mandel Vision.  This includes information on our free consultations, preparation for the surgery, payment options and post-operative care. LASIK eye surgery is a safe and effective procedure which can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.  There’s even an option available for presbyopia ( monovision ), the need for reading glasses after age 40.  Dr. Mandel specializes in laser vision correction (LASIK and PRK), and has performed thousands of successful surgeries. …
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All-Laser LASIK

All-Laser LASIK

All-laser LASIK (also known as blade-free LASIK) is one of the most advanced techniques used in LASIK laser vision correction today.  This form of LASIK is performed exclusively by Dr. Mandel in our Manhattan LASIK Center.  There are many options available today when it comes to laser vision correction, so we know it can be confusing. This blog should help explain this latest advancement in LASIK eye surgery. First, let’s review how LASIK eye surgery works.  In the LASIK procedure, …
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