Dr. Mark Whitten is a board-certified ophthalmologist and Medical Director of Whitten Laser Eye. Dr. Whitten has practiced ophthalmology in the Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA areas for more than 30 years, and has built a national reputation for excellence in eye care. By remaining at the forefront of technological advances, he is able to achieve the very best vision results for his patients.
Dr. Whitten is a native of Richmond, VA. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Whitten completed his residency at the Washington National Eye Center at Washington Hospital Center. In addition, Dr. Whitten completed a rotating internship at Riverside Hospital in Newport News, VA. He went on to form a strong relationship with Georgetown University and Washington Hospital Center, training doctors for their residency programs. Dr. Whitten has been recognized by VISX as one of the top ten surgeons in laser vision correction. For over 10 years, he served as the Regional Medical Director at TLC Laser Eye Center in Rockville, MD, Tyson’s Corner, VA, Reston, VA, Richmond, VA and Pittsburg, PA.
While Dr. Whitten has achieved much recognition in his field and has earned many honors, he is most proud of his work with patients. He has performed more than 150,000 LASIK procedures, and his greatest satisfaction is ReNEWing Vision every day. Dr. Whitten has worked with many professional athletes, celebrities, and politicians. The greatest compliment that Dr. Whitten receives is when his patents refer their families and friends to experience the same high quality and caring approach.
Dr. Whitten is proud to bring advanced vision care to all of his patients, always offering the very latest in procedures and technology. In his free time, you might see him sailing, fishing or on the golf course working on his swing.
Dr. Mark Whitten personally understands how clear vision can enhance your quality of life, because he had his own laser vision correction procedure in 1995!
“I personally know the value of great vision, because I had my own laser vision correction procedure in 1995. It was life changing for me. After all these year of performing these procedures, changing people’s lives is my biggest accomplishment…it’s what brings me the most satisfaction.”
“I understand what it’s like to be a patient, and bring that understanding to each person as I guide them through their own treatment. Each patient is personally treated by me…in a customized, individual approach. Thank you for trusting me with your vision.”
Mark Whitten, M.D.
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