Mark Whitten, MD
2301 North Parham Road, Suite 3
Richmond, VA 23229
37767 Market Drive, Suite 103
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Dr. Mark Whitten
LASIK Washington DC – Serving patients seeking LASIK eye surgery in Washington DC and the surrounding area
Celebrities Treated at Whitten Laser Eye
Tiger Woods, Professional Golfer
As a professional golfer, Tiger depended heavily on his eyesight to move him through his unbelievable career. He came to Dr. Whitten hoping for better than 20/20 vision. Years later, Tiger is still satisfied with his results.
Brad Johnson, NFL Quarterback
After his last season with the Washington Redskins, Johnson decided to step his game up by improving his blurry vision. He considered many options, but finally opted to undergo LASIK surgery with Dr. Whitten.
Fred Funk, Professional Golfer
When Funk's vision impaired his golf game, he came to Dr. Whitten for a solution. Four days after his LASIK procedure, Fred Funk set a 36-hole tournament record at the Kemper Open with the help of his 20/20 vision.
Dottie Pepper, Professional Golfer
Dottie began considering LASIK after hearing the success stories of her playing partners. She came to Dr. Whitten hoping for the same great results. Her new 20/20 vision won't improve her golf swing, but she won't miss a thing as she watches her golf ball sail across the green.
Bill Cowher, Studio Analyst & Former Steelers Head Coach
"I was tired of having several pairs of sunglasses at home and on the football field. This was a huge nuisance to me," Cowher says. "I kept hearing success stories of some of my players who went to Dr. Whitten, they were thrilled by their results. So, I scheduled my LASIK procedure. I was amazed that one day after my surgery I was 20/15 in both eyes."
For over 30 years, Dr. Mark Whitten, MD, has provided LASIK surgery to residents of Washington DC. During those years of experience, Dr. Whitten has stayed abreast of the latest technology involved with the LASIK procedure. His personal patient care and customized treatment plans have provided the best in vision care for his patients, performing over 130,000 LASIK procedures in his long career. Dr. Whitten, considered in his field as a leader in laser vision correction, has performed LASIK surgery on many high-profile patients that include golf champions, foreign dignitaries and celebrities.
Specializing in LASIK and cataract surgery, Dr. Whitten was one of the first surgeons to perform LASIK surgery in this country. His extensive experience with LASIK has given him advanced knowledge of the procedure. He currently provides customized LASIK, a procedure that uses state-of-the-art wavefront technology to map the eye and create a personalized treatment, for precise vision correction. Recognized by VISX as one of the top ten surgeons in laser vision correction, Dr. Whitten has a long history of providing the highest quality of care using advanced technology.
As the Medical Director at his practice, Whitten Laser Eye, Dr. Whitten provides patients LASIK and cataract surgery as well as implantable contact lenses (ICLs) and general ophthalmology care to patients the greater Washington DC area. His vision center uses state-of-the-art equipment and the latest in LASIK advancements.
The Southern Maryland office is convenient to Washington DC and only a short 30 minute, scenic drive. To schedule a FREE one-on-one consultation with Dr. Whitten and learn more about LASIK surgery, please contact Whitten Laser Eye at (800) 924-0923.
More about Vision Correction at Whitten Laser Eye
Dr. Whitten's individualized treatments for patients include the use of the latest in LASIK technology. Dr. Whitten uses the VISX CustomVue Excimer Laser, Wavelight Allegretto EX500 Excimer Laser and the Wavelight Allegretto Wave Eye-Q 400Hz Excimer Laser for his procedures. Customized LASIK, using groundbreaking wavefront technology, addresses not only lower-order aberrations (factors that lead to nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism), but also higher-order aberrations that contribute to poor night vision and light sensitivity.
Before LASIK surgery, Dr. Whitten conducts an initial consultation with his patients to assess their vision concerns and answer any questions. At this time, he will also perform diagnostic tests on the eyes in order to measure the prescription and other eye measurements. From this information, Dr. Whitten creates a procedure that is customized to each patient.
To begin the LASIK procedure Dr. Whitten creates a small flap in the eye's cornea. He then gently lifts the flap away from the eye and uses an excimer laser to reshape the cornea so that it focuses light on the retina with accuracy, for clearer vision. Once the cornea is reshaped, Dr. Whitten replaces the corneal flap, which immediately begins the eye's natural healing process as it re-adheres itself to the eye.
The vast majority of Dr. Whitten's patients have reported an immediate improvement in vison after having LASIK surgery. They are usually able to see the very next day without the use of glasses or contacts.
More about Mark Whitten, MD
Dr. Mark Whitten is a board-certified ophthalmologist who received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. At Washington National Eye Center at Washington Hospital Center, he completed his residency and then completed a rotating internship at Riverside Hospital in Newport News, VA. From there, Dr. Whitten took a teaching position at Georgetown University and Washington Hospital Center, training doctors for their residency programs. He has spent over 10 years serving as Regional Medical Director at TLC Laser Eye Center in Rockville, MD, Tyson's Corner, VA, Reston, VA, Richmond, VA, and Pittsburg, PA.