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Professional Statement

  • Dr. Mandel is a Harvard-trained corneal specialist who exclusively performs LASIK and PRK laser vision correction procedures in our state-of-the-art laser center in Manhattan.
  • A pioneer in laser vision correction, Dr. Mandel co-authored "Excimer Laser Radial Keratotomy," one of the first papers in the world which argued that excimer laser technology would revolutionize the field of refractive surgery.
  • Dr. Mandel is the only exclusive laser vision correction surgeon in New York named in America's Top Doctors, by Castle Connolly, the most discriminating of the peer surveys, for 13 consecutive years.
  • Dr. Mandel has also been recognized as a Top LASIK Doctor, New York Metro Area, by Castle Connolly, for 13 consecutive years.
  • Dr. Mandel was again selected as one of the Best Doctors in New York by New York Magazine in 2013.
  • In March of 2012, Dr. Mandel was recognized as a Top Doctor, by U.S. News & World Report, for the 3rd consecutive year. Only the top 1% of doctors in the nation are accorded this honor.
  • Dr. Mandel has been honored with the Patients' Choice Award from 2008-2013. Less than 5% of the nation's physicians were accorded this honor for "rave reviews across the board" from their patients.
  • Dr. Mandel was named in the Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists, 2012 Edition, by the Consumer’s Research Council of America.
  • Mandel Vision® is an approved advanced teaching center for the training of a corneal fellow by the State University of New York.
  • During April 2002, at a VISX® Wavescan meeting, LASIK surgeon Eric Mandel, of Manhattan, presented the first study in the world to prove that current applications of wavefront technology yield better results.
  • Mandel Vision® was the first VISX® Center of Excellence in the


  • Medical School - State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • Lenox Hill Hospital (Residency)
  • Harvard University, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (Fellowship)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Language Spoken

  • English