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August 13, 2019

Join us in Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Tiger Woods’ LASIK Procedure With Dr. Mark Whitten! It’s hard to believe, but this September marks the 20th anniversary of Tiger Woods’ LASIK procedure with Dr. Mark Whitten of Whitten Laser Eye. Tiger’s trust in Dr. Whitten not only resulted in a successful vision outcome, but sparked...

June 27, 2019

By Marc Malouf, MD While a painful, red sunburn immediately tells you that you’ve had too much sun exposure, sun damage to your eyes is usually silent until long after the harm is done. Fortunately, your strongest defense is easy: a well-made pair of sunglasses. The sun is the main source of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, emitting both UVA (long wavelength)...

February 5, 2019

Check out and listen to our very own Dr. Whitten interview with Rick Fowler of Saturday Morning Update on WMAL Radio.  Jan 19, 2019. Click Here To Listen!   As people begin to turn 40, many of us begin to need reading glasses... even if we have never needed glasses before. We have glasses in every room, and often still can't find them when we...

September 23, 2018

Everyone needs a thorough, or comprehensive, eye exam.  Regardless of age or vision, comprehensive eye exams can uncover more than just blurry vision.  Adults, older adults and children should all get routine eye exams....

September 13, 2018

Keeping ourselves healthy and active as we age involves a proactive lifestyle. Eating a healthy diet and taking simple common sense precautions may improve your muscles, joints, brain and even your eyes....

August 28, 2018

There are several different types, or classifications, of cataracts and all decrease vision in some way or another. The 3 types differ in their appearance (morphology) and how eye doctors describe the cataract.  One is not better or worse than the other and all decrease your vision in different ways....

August 22, 2018

Cataracts are like grey hair. Almost everyone eventually gets a cataract, some at a young age and others at an older age. Cataracts are usually a part of aging, but certain diseases or conditions may predispose you to developing a cataract at an earlier age....

August 14, 2018

There are many types of laser eye surgery. There are many areas within ophthalmology which use laser surgery to treat eye disease...more than just laser vision correction. While laser vision correction is probably the most "famous," lasers are used in many parts of the eye....

August 7, 2018

Back to school means scheduling your child for a regular eye exam. As children grow, so do their eyes, and their visual needs are constantly changing. Until they reach the age of 18-21, you can expect their vision to be constantly changing as they grow....

July 31, 2018

The three most common eye ailments that eye doctors see are dry eye syndrome, blepharitis, and eye allergies. These three conditions have similar symptoms - itchiness, redness, gritty sensation in the eyes, blurry vision, intolerance to contact lenses, and swollen eyelids....

July 24, 2018

Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is one of the most common causes of dry eye. It affects the quality of the “meibum,” the oily layer of the tear film which prevents rapid evaporation of tears....

July 17, 2018

If you are considering LASIK surgery, you want to be free from your glasses or contact lenses, but developing dry eyes after LASIK can be both uncomfortable and affect your vision. Proper planning and pretreatment of an existing dry eye condition will give you the best possible outcome....