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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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 correct it. The amount of potential vision loss 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 …
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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? 

What Does 20/20 Vision Mean | Mandel Vision | Blog Post

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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What Happens if I Move My Eye During LASIK Eye Surgery?

What Happens if I Move My Eye During LASIK Surgery | Mandel Vision Blog Post

The fear of eye movement during LASIK surgery is a common concern among our patients here at Mandel Vision. The good news is, as with all things LASIK-related, we have you covered! Dr. Mandel will walk you through the procedure to let you know what’s happening and to be sure that you know what to do and where to look throughout the process.  In addition, our state-of-the-art technology incorporates safeguards which ensure that eye movement isn’t an issue during the …
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What Can I Expect on the Day of My LASIK Surgery at Mandel Vision?

If you ask our patients, many of them would tell you that LASIK eye surgery is a life-changing procedure.  When you’ve been completely dependent on glasses and contact lenses your whole life like many of our patients, LASIK can make a huge difference in your quality of life.  But, when patients ask this question, they’re usually referring to the specific sensations and visual changes during and immediately after their procedure, so that’s the focus of this blog. The Surgery Although …
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The Winter (Eye) Blues

The Winter (Eye) Blues | Mandel Vision Blog Post

Winter is just around the corner.  You know what that means  –  plummeting temperatures and heaters cranked up to full blast in our homes and offices.  Both extreme cold and heat can cause the eyes to be dry and uncomfortable.  For those who suffer with chronic dry eye year round, these 2 factors can exacerbate dry eye symptoms.  But, fear not, we have a few tips to help you get through the winter months in comfort! Don’t Sit Too  Close …
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