Dr. Mandel’s Reading and Computer Tips

Did you know that when you are working on the computer or reading, you blink 60% less than at other times?  This lack of blinking exacerbates dryness, fatigue and discomfort that are often associated with office work. Poor indoor environments, with low amounts of humidity, are another contributing factor.  Think of your eyes as a car’s windshield.  If you have poor windshield wipers, or no windshield wiper fluid, your windshield will be dirty and difficult to see through.  Similarly, you …
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Flexible Spending Accounts and Laser Vision Correction

If you have a flexible spending account and are considering laser vision correction, now is the time to take advantage of it! A flexible spending account (FSA) allows an employee to set aside pre-tax dollars to cover qualified out-of-pocket healthcare expenses.  Qualified expenses include laser vision correction.  These contributions are not subject to payroll taxes, which can result in substantial savings.  Here’s how it works.  Employees are either given an FSA debit card which they can use to pay directly …
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Extreme LASIK: Taking the Fear Out of Laser Vision Correction

Fear is one of the most common barriers patients face when considering laser vision correction.   Now, thanks to former Navy Captain and ophthalmologist, Steven Schallhorn, MD, patients can feel more secure.  Dr. Schallhorn performed LASIK on military personnel from the Army, Airforce, Marine Corp., and Navy using the same advanced blade-free, Femtosecond and Wavefront guided technology used at Mandel Vision.  In an effort to determine the safety and efficacy of LASIK, he then subjected these patients to some of the …
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Mandel Vision® Spring 2012 Health Tips

1. Hooray! Spring is here! Unfortunately, this means the dreaded Spring allergies are here as well. With Spring here and all of the beautiful flowers that come with it, comes the promise of the dreaded Spring allergy season. Seasonal allergies are usually due to allergens that bind to mast cells in the eye, which then release histamine. The histamine causes most of the allergy symptoms. Allergic symptoms include itching, redness and tearing. Symptomatic relief can be obtained using antihistamine drops …
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