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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How to Choose a LASIK Surgeon

How to Choose a LASIK Surgeon_NYC LASIK

Choosing a surgeon for any procedure can be a daunting task.  This is especially true when choosing a LASIK surgeon, as there are few things more precious than sight. A very important factor to consider is that LASIK is a surgeon dependent procedure.  Akin to a master carpenter with master tools, a highly skilled surgeon and the most advanced technological equipment are required for an optimal result. With that in mind, below are some important questions to consider when choosing …
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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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