The Top 5 Reasons Patients Choose Dr. Mandel for LASIK and PRK

The Top 5 Reasons Patients Choose Dr. Mandel for LASIK and PRK | Mandel Vision Blog Post

There are many reasons why patients come from all over the world to seek out the expertise of Dr. Mandel when it comes to laser vision correction surgery. In this blog, we’re going to focus on just the top 5 reasons that bring patients in to our state-of-the-art laser eye surgery center in Manhattan: Expertise.  Dr. Mandel is a corneal specialist with more than 30 years of experience in vision correction surgery. Not all LASIK surgeons are corneal specialists.  The …
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“The PRK Experience” Video Blog Series ~ Blog #7

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5 Day Post-PRK Check Up It’s now day 5 after Nori’s PRK surgery with Dr. Mandel, and she’s ready to have her bandage contact lenses removed.  Up until now, the topmost layer of her cornea (the epithelium) was healing. Therefore, her vision was slightly hazy.  Once the contact lenses are removed, the real healing begins. Her preliminary exam is completed by our Certified Ophthalmic Technician, Kim Procci.  This exam includes a review of her medications as well as a vision …
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Suffering from Ocular Allergies? Relief is Within Your Reach!

Suffering from Spring Allergies? | Mandel Vision Blog Post

Spring is just around the corner.  Yay!  With that in mind, we decided to revisit one of our first Mandel Vision Blog posts on the allergies that accompany all of the beautiful flowers Spring brings our way.  Although new eye drops are being manufactured frequently for many eye ailments, allergies included, the basics remain the same.  See the blog post below to learn more. With Spring on the way comes the promise of the dreaded Spring allergy season. Seasonal allergies …
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“The PRK Experience” Video Blog Series ~ Blog #6

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1 Day Post-PRK Check Up After a good night’s sleep, Nori returns to the office for her 1 day check up following her PRK surgery with Dr. Mandel. Her preliminary exam is completed by our Certified Ophthalmic Technician, Kim Procci.  This exam includes a review of her night, her medications and most importantly, her 1 day vision check.  See the video below to watch this exam: Once her preliminary exam is completed, she is ready for her 1 day check …
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“The PRK Experience” Video Blog Series ~ Blog #5

The Big Day! The day Nori has been waiting for is finally here!  After her consent form is completed, she will be escorted into our pre-operative testing area by Missy Grohne, our laser vision consultant.  There, Missy will obtain fresh wavefront measurements.  This machine creates a unique fingerprint of her visual aberration. For Nori, she will also obtain fresh topography, or corneal curvature, measurements. Watch the video below to see these tests: Once her pre-operative measurements are approved by Dr. …
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LASIK and Sports

LASIK and Sports | Mandel Vision Blog Post

The question we hear most frequently at our New York LASIK Center from patients considering LASIK surgery is: “What restrictions will I have after LASIK when it comes to sports?” The day of your LASIK surgery, you shouldn’t make any plans, including participating in sports. The best thing you can do for yourself immediately after LASIK is rest.  In fact, 4-6 hours of rest is what corneal specialist and LASIK surgeon  Dr. Mandel recommends after your procedure at the Mandel Vision LASIK Center in New …
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Blepharitis: What Is It and What Can I Do About It?

Blepharitis | Mandel Vision Blog Post

Blepharitis is one of the most common eye conditions Dr. Mandel treats at the Mandel Vision laser vision correction center in Manhattan.  Blepharitis, like many medical diagnoses is derived from latin. The pre-fix, “blepharo”, means pertaining to the eyelids.  The suffix, “-itis”, means inflammation. Thus, blepharitis technically means inflammation of the eyelids. Symptoms of blepharitis can include: Watery eyes Red eyes Ocular irritation Itchy eyelids Red, inflamed eyelids Discharge and/or crusting of eyelashes upon awakening Eyelashes or eyelids sticking together …
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“The PRK Experience” Video Blog Series ~ Blog #4

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The Approach Part 1:  Individual Customization One size does not fit all at Mandel Vision.   Having spent his entire career, of more than 28 years, as a corneal specialist and refractive surgeon, Dr. Mandel recognized early in his career the importance of customization in refractive surgical procedures. After carefully monitoring Nori’s corneal topography and pentacam measurements over several months, to ensure that her corneas were no longer warped from her special toric soft contact lenses, Dr. Mandel was ready to plan his approach for …
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Glaucoma FAQ’s

Glaucoma FAQs | Mandel Vision Blog Post

What is glaucoma? There are 2 kinds of glaucoma:  Narrow angle (or angle-closure) glaucoma and open angle glaucoma.  In narrow angle glaucoma, which is the less common form, there can be acute symptoms such as severe eye pain, decreased vision and redness.  This form of glaucoma needs immediate attention.  If you have been told that you are predisposed to this form of glaucoma, you should read all medication packaging carefully (including those that are over the counter).  Some medications can …
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Convergence Insufficiency

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  Convergence Insufficiency (C.I.) is a frequently missed diagnosis, and is one of the most common causes of eyestrain and eye fatigue after prolonged reading and computer work.*  In fact, about 1 out of every 20 people (5%) have convergence insufficiency. [i]  The term convergence insufficiency means that your eyes do not fully turn inward, as they are supposed to, when you are focusing on near objects.  Here at Mandel Vision, Dr. Mandel treats a lot of adult patients with this …
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