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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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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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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