Dr. Mandese began his undergraduate studies at the University of Florida – Gainesville – majoring in microbiology, completing his degree at Nova Southeastern University, where he gained early acceptance into the Optometric Physician Program. Dr. Mandese graduated with Honors as a member of the Dean’s List.
Dr. Mandese is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, he is working toward Diplomat status in Neurological Eye Diseases in the American Academy of Optometry, and he is the only Optometric Physician to have been admitted into the prestigious North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society.
Dr. Mandese was raised on Merritt Island. His wife of nineteen years, LeAnn, is also an Optometric Physician. They have two beautiful daughters, one son and their Standard Poodle, Barney. The Mandeses regularly attend church.
Dr. Mandese enjoys sailing, snow boarding, golf, and all genres of music; he plays the piano (and played the trumpet in the University of Florida’s Marching Band), and competes in Triathalons. The Mandeses enjoy gourmet cooking and especially family time at home.
Not a day goes by when I don’t give thanks for being blessed with a wonderful wife and family. There isn’t a place around that I would be happier raising my family, practicing my profession, and serving my community in than Brevard County, Florida.
I believe that excellent medical eye care requires that the physician not only be well versed in the latest diagnostics and treatment protocols, but that he also take the time to get to know his patients, and understand their personal needs and desires. I have a deep respect for each of my patients and they can count on receiving compassionate and comprehensive care at every visit with me and my staff.