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Stop Rubbing Your Eyes

Even though it is a very natural reaction to rub your eyes when they’re feeling itchy, watery or otherwise irritated, it is important to keep your hands away from your eyes. Rubbing them can lead to eye injuries, infections or even damaged vision. Our eyes become itchy or irritated for a variety of reasons. Sometimes… Read More

What is Presbyopia?

One of the most common side effects of getting older is the loss of near perfect vision. All of a sudden you find yourself having to squint to see certain things, causing stress, eye strain and an overall feeling of annoyance. This decline in close-up vision is caused by a condition known as presbyopia, which… Read More

Giving Back to the Community

Here at Whitten Laser Eye we feel it is important to give back to those who have done so much for our community and country. The holidays are a time that many think of giving to others. At Whitten Laser Eye we take great pride in giving back all year long. We offer a substantial… Read More

Retinal Disorders? Meet our new Retinal Specialist!

Meet our new Retinal Specialist!,/h2> Whitten Laser Eye welcomes new specialist who is now seeing patients in the Charlotte Hall office. Dr. Edward Perraut now works in the Charlotte Hall office, part-time, seeing patients with retina related issues. He has over 20 years of ophthalmic experience and has been considered one of the premier surgeons… Read More

Can You Hear Me Now?

Whitten Laser Eye is on the radio in Southern Maryland and now in Richmond Virginia Be sure to tune in and listen to our radio spots on these stations: Charlotte Hall Radio: STAR 98.3 TBone and Heather (Mornings) WKIK 102.9 Awesome Frank Dawson (Mornings) THE ROCKET 97.7 Ripley (Afternoons) Richmond Radio: PLAY 103.7 Crash (Afternoons)… Read More

Now Eye Know!

Cataract Surgery: Seeing Better Than Ever! What if you could see as well as you did as a child? Maybe even better? Today’s technology can actually help you become less dependent or even eliminate the need to wear eyeglasses, bifocals or reading glasses after cataract surgery! The latest in cataract surgery lens implant options, the… Read More

Don’t Take Your Vision For Granted

It’s easy for many of us to take our physical health for granted. Running, jumping and even climbing stairs doesn’t seem like a task until you’ve sprained an ankle or even broken a bone or torn an ACL. Similarly, having healthy vision is something so taken for granted by many of us that it tends… Read More

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Did you know that diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in Americans aged 20 to 65? Not many people do. Whitten Laser Eye is taking advantage of the fact that November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month by helping to generate awareness among our patients and community. Statistics from the American Academy of Ophthalmology… Read More

October is Eye Injury Prevention Month

The month of October is Eye Injury Prevention Month and Whitten Laser Eye would like to remind you that nearly half of all eye injuries occur in or around the home. Nearly 2.5 million people in the United States experience an eye injury each year, and nearly 1 million people have lost some degree of… Read More

Dr. Whitten featured in Golf Magazine

Fix Your Vision While a swing doctor can dial in your mechanics, you need a real M.D. to sharpen your sight. Dr. Mark Whitten, head of Maryland-based Whitten Laser Eye, has done LASIK on several PGA Tour pros, including Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh. “Golfers notice a big improvement on the greens,” Whitten says. “It… Read More


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