Dr. Eric Mandel, MD

Dr. Eric Mandel, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Eric Mandel, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Stony Brook Univ Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in ophthalmology and cornea & refractive surgery.Read his story

211 E 70th St

New York, NY 10021

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Davis Vision
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
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very high
more than 87% of peers
more than 84% of peers
more than 78% of peers

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Dr. Mandel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Mandel "Dr. Mandel is a corneal micro-surgeon specializing in LASIK and PRK laser vision correction. He is the only exclusive laser vision correction surgeon named in America's Top Doctors by Castle Connolly, the most discriminating of the peer surveys, for 14 consecutive years."

2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

32  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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5  Procedures

  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Sophie Davis Center for Bio-Medical Education
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • State University Of New York At Stony Brook
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Stony Brook Univ Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • New York University Veterans Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Lenox Hill Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • New York Magazine Best Doctors 2012, 2012
  • Patient's Choice Award, 2008-2012
  • Top Doctors: NY Metro Area by Castle Connolly, 2002-2012
  • America's Top Doctors by Castle Connolly, 2002-2012
Media & Publications

Dr. Mandel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Mandel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mandel to family and friends
50 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (50)

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Dr. Mandel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (12)

From the moment I stepped in the office the receptionists greeted me with a smile & were very courteous and friendly. Dr. Mandel himself is also very knowledgable and friendly. They accommodated me for my long ride in from Staten Island and even accepted me on my late appts when traffic just was...more
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Dr Mandel gave me back my sight. My eyesight was pretty bad (couldn't read or see the alarm clock without glasses or lenses) Doing lasik changed my life. It was more painful than anticipated (only for a few hours once I slept it went off) but so worth it. I can see that's how simple it is. It's...more
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I highly recommend Dr. Mandel and his practice to anyone considering laser vision corrective surgery. I recently had Lasix surgery with Dr. Mandel and couldn't be happier with the results. He is an excellent and skilled surgeon. His friendly and professional staff perform many preoperative tests,...more
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I just had Lasik surgery on Monday, and all is great! I can't fully express with words how amazing my experience has been, from beginning to end. Dr. Mandel and his entire staff are warm, caring, supportive and highly professional. They guided me through my nervousness, and were very clear and...more
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After wearing contacts/glasses for almost a decade, i decided to check if i would be a candidate. I was really impressed by the thoroughness of the consultation and i knew right there that i could trust these guys with my eyes. Dr. Mandel advised the i qualified for both LASIK and PRK. I decided to...more
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