Mandel Vision In Focus Newsletter ~ November 2016 Highlights

November Newsletter

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month 8.1 million Americans are unaware that they are diabetic and 86 million Americans aged 20 or older are pre-diabetic. This is why routine, annual physicals (including bloodwork) are so important. Click here to learn more. This Month’s Eye Health Tip Some yoga positions may increase the pressure in your eye, particularly the head down positions such as downward dog. Patients with glaucoma should consult their glaucoma specialist before practicing these yoga positions. Click here to learn more. In the News Several recently published …
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Mandel Vision In Focus Newsletter ~ October 2016 Highlights

July Newsletter

October is Halloween Safety Month Protect those peepers this Halloween! If you’re already planning your costume, be sure to leave costume contact lenses out of the equation.  These non-prescription contact lenses can lead to eye infections which are potentially vision-threatening. Click here to learn more about the dangers of these contact lenses. The Month’s Eye Health Tip People with type 2 diabetes who intensively control their blood sugar level were found to have cut their risk of diabetic retinopathy in half. Source: ACCORD Trial Eye Study. Click here to learn more about diabetes and its potential effect on the eye. Meet our Team Members Suki Kaur …
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Patients’ Choice Award 2016

October 2016: For the ninth consecutive year, corneal specialist and LASIK Surgeon, Eric Mandel, M.D. has been honored with the Vitals Patients’ Choice Award.   In 2016, patients voiced their appreciation for the quality of care, treatment and service Dr. Mandel has provided. Of the nation’s 870,000 active doctors, only 5 percent were accorded this honor by their patients in 2016. As part of Vitals Awards & Recognition Program, Vitals Patients’ Choice Award honors physicians who provided excellent patient care. …
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Mandel Vision In Focus Newsletter – September 2016 Highlights

September 2016 Newsletter

September is Healthy Aging Month Seniors are particularly at risk for eye disease. There are some eye diseases that are silent, or without symptoms, so routine annual eye exams are a must. Schedule that eye exam today! Click here to learn more about eye diseases affecting seniors.   This Month’s Eye Health Tip 90% of all sports-related eye injuries can be prevented with the use of protective eye wear. So, be sure to wear goggles with polycarbonate lenses which are 10 times more impact resistant than other materials. Click here for more eye health tips. In the …
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Mandel Vision In Focus Newsletter ~ August 2016 Highlights

August 2016 Newsletter

August is Children’s Eye Health Safety Month! Routine eye exams are not only important for adults.  Children should have annual eye exams too, starting at age 6 months.  Early detection of some childhood vision problems can really make a huge difference in a child’s life, both now and in the future. Click here to read more about the types of screening tests involved in a child’s eye exam. This Week’s Eye Health Tip: If macular degeneration (AKA: AMD or ARMD) runs in your family, you have a considerably higher chance of developing the disease yourself. macular degeneration …
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Mandel Vision In Focus Newsletter ~ July 2016 Highlights

July Newsletter

  July is Firework Safety Month Although we realize the 4th is history, there are a fair amount of fireworks-related injuries that occur after the holiday.  Please be safe this year and leave the fireworks shows to the professionals.  Click here to read more. This Week’s Eye Heal Tip If you have blue or green eyes, you may be more sensitive to the damaging UV rays from the sun.  Wearing sunglasses with a special UV 400 coating can help protect your eyes.  Don’t forget that …
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Mandel Vision In Focus – June 2016 Newsletter

June Newsletter

June Highlights June is UV Safety Month!  Contrary to popular belief, polarized lenses cut glare but don’t block ultraviolet rays.  UV rays can cause both short and long term damage to your eyes.  Make sure your polarized sunglasses also have a special UV400 coating which blocks 100% of UV rays. Click here for more eye health tips. This Week’s Eye Health Tip! Allergy medication, both in oral and eye drop form, can exacerbate dry eye symptoms.  Using natural tear drops, at least 4 times a day, while …
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Mandel Vision In Focus – May 2016 Newsletter

May 2017 Newsletter

May Highlights May is Cataract Awareness Month Cataracts are a leading cause of blindness in the U.S. A cataract is a clouding of the natural crystalline lens of the eye. If you live long enough, you will develop cataracts at some point in your life, typically after age 50. Click here to read more about cataracts. This Week’s Eye Health Tip Medical marijuana cannot replace your glaucoma medication. Studies have shown that marijuana does lower intraocular pressure (IOP), however only for short periods of time.  IOP needs …
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Mandel Vision In Focus – April 2016 Newsletter

April 2017 Newsletter

April Highlights April is Sports Eye Safety Month Wearing protective goggles during sports can greatly reduce your chance of eye injuries. Goggles can protect you not only from a ball hitting you in the eye, but also from getting poked or elbowed in the eye during contact sports. Click here to read about LASIK and sports. This Week’s Eye Health Tip Polarized lenses cut glare but don’t block ultraviolet (UV) rays.  UV rays can cause both short and long term damage to your eyes.  Make sure your polarized …
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Laser Vision Correction in the 21st Century

Dr. Mandel educated attendees at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center Health Day Conference about the latest techniques and technology in LASIK and PRK laser vision correction by presenting his lecture: Laser Vision Correction in the 21st Century.

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