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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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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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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LASIK in the Military

LASIK in the Military | Mandel Vision Blog Post

Several recently published studies involving LASIK in the military may help allay your fears about LASIK laser vision correction. These studies address night vision and stability of the corneal flap, which are both common concerns among patients considering LASIK with Dr. Mandel at our NYC LASIK center.  Better yet, the findings in one of the most recent studies, involving Naval aviators, are overwhelmingly in favor of LASIK in the military.  In fact, in anonymous questionnaires, 95.9% said that LASIK helped …
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Sports and Eye Safety

Sports and Eye Safety | Mandel Vision Blog Post

Practicing eye safety while playing sports is critical and can help keep you in the game. And, by ‘sports eye safety’, we mean wearing protective goggles. Ninety percent of all sports-related eye injuries can be avoided with the use of protective eyewear.  Polycarbonate lenses are 10 times more impact-resistant compared to other materials, so this is the best type of lens to wear for sports. This is especially important for those sports with small, high velocity balls in play such …
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How Do I Know if I’m a Candidate for LASIK?

How Do I Know If I am a Candidate for LASIK | Mandel Vision Blog Post

  There’s only one way to find out if you’re a suitable candidate for LASIK corrective eye surgery:  visit a LASIK eye surgeon for a comprehensive evaluation! During this evaluation, many tests will be performed by Dr. Mandel to determine your candidacy for LASIK.  The following is a list of those tests: 1. Visual Acuity:  With this test, we measure how well you can see on the eye chart, both without glasses and with them. 2. Glasses Prescription:  We measure the prescription in your current …
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Hyperopia {Farsightedness}

Hyperopia | Mandel Vision Blog Post

What is Hyperopia? Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness, is a condition of the eye which primarily causes near objects to appear blurry. However, farsightedness isn’t as straightforward as nearsightedness, as it can also cause distant objects to appear blurry, if it’s severe enough. In order to understand hyperopia, it’s helpful to know a little bit about the anatomy of the eye and the visual system. When you look at an object, light rays from that object enter your eye through …
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