Corneal Thickness and LASIK Eye Surgery

Corneal Thickness and LASIK Eye Surgery | Mandel Vision Blog Post

There’s a lot of talk these days about the importance of corneal thickness when considering LASIK eye surgery, but what does it really mean and how important is it in determining candidacy for LASIK?  Although it’s not the only factor used to determine LASIK candidacy, corneal thickness is definitely an important one. Why is corneal thickness important? LASIK is a corneal procedure.  During LASIK  laser vision correction, once the flap is created and gently peeled back, microscopic amounts of corneal …
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Myopia {Nearsightedness}

What is Myopia? Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a condition of the eye which causes distant objects to appear blurry.  The term nearsightedness is a bit counterintuitive as it means that you CAN see near objects clearly, but distant objects are blurry.  In order to understand myopia, 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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LASIK May be Safer than Contact Lenses

It may surprise you to know that LASIK eye surgery may be safer than contact lenses for some patients. As a long time corneal specialist, Dr. Mandel has seen his share of complications referred to his practice. So, in addition to his LASIK laser vision correction patients, Dr. Mandel has seen many patients over the years who suffer from side effects and complications of contact lens wear. Many patients don’t realize the responsibility that comes with wearing contact lenses. Sometimes …
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How To Help Prevent the Spread of Eye Infections

Eye infections, particularly those that are contagious, can spread very quickly.  Many of you are probably familiar with this scenario:  your child comes home from preschool with a red, infected eye (“pink eye”) that they inherited from a classmate.   Ever wonder why it spreads so quickly in that environment?  In short, it’s because kids will be kids and they’re taught to share.  This means they share crayons and  share or trade lunch items, just to name a few.  Any of …
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3 Key Factors to Consider when Researching LASIK Surgery

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The three key factors to consider when researching LASIK surgery are the skill of your surgeon, the pre-screening technology utilized and the technology used during the actual LASIK surgery. • The Skill of Your Surgeon:  First and foremost, LASIK is a surgeon-dependent corneal procedure.  Although a portion of LASIK surgery is computerized, manual manipulation of the cornea is still necessary.  The corneal flaps created in LASIK are thinner than a human hair.  Surgeons who are cornea-fellowship trained are best equipped to …
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Annual Eye Exams: Your Best Defense Against Vision Loss

The Importance of Annual Eye Exams | Mandel Vision Blog Post

Start the new year off right with a commitment to your eye health! An annual eye exam is just as important as an annual physical. In fact, there are a lot of systemic diseases that present in the eye before the rest of the body, so an eye exam can often help protect more than just your eyesight. There are also eye diseases that are silent, and the best prognosis is achieved by early detection and intervention. An annual eye …
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Give the Gift of Sight this Holiday Season!

LASIK Gift Certificate | Mandel Vision

Having trouble finding the perfect gift for that special someone this holiday season?  There’s no better gift than the gift of sight!  Mandel Vision LASIK and PRK gift certificates are now available for laser vision correction with corneal specialist and micro-surgeon, Eric R. Mandel, M.D. Why give the gift of sight?  There are so many reasons!  Here are just a few: Freedom:  If you’ve never worn glasses or contact lenses, it’s hard to understand just how liberating LASIK and PRK laser vision correction can …
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Diabetes and the Eye

Diabetic Eye Disease | Mandel Vision Blog Post

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, so this blog post is geared toward diabetes education.  Before you discard this because you’re not diabetic, read on!  A staggering number of people are unaware that they are diabetic – 8.1 million Americans, to be exact. [i]   This is why routine, annual physicals (including blood work) are so important.  In addition, more than 29 million Americans have diabetes and 86 million Americans aged 20 years or older are pre-diabetic. [ii]  These are sobering …
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LASIK and Flexible Spending in 2015

Flexible Spending and LASIK 2015 | Mandel Vision

If you’re thinking about LASIK and are lucky enough to have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), you’ll need to contribute to the account soon in order to use those tax-free dollars in 2016. With the ever-changing contribution amounts and rules on FSA accounts, it’s time to revisit this topic. What is an FSA? An FSA allows an employee to set aside tax-free dollars that can be used to pay for some out of pocket healthcare costs.  LASIK is one of the …
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Eye Conditions that Affect Us as We Age

Eye Conditions that Affect Us As We Age | Mandel Vision Blog Post

September is Healthy Aging Month and knowledge is power!  With that in mind, the focus of this blog is to educate patients about those eye conditions that often come with age.  It’s important to note that although these conditions affect older patients, that doesn’t mean that they can’t also affect younger patients. Some are even congenital, which means they are present from birth. Presbyopia It’s true that some patients can put off the need for reading glasses longer than others.  …
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