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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...

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....

May 11, 2018

This is Part 3 of 3 of Stacy's video testimonial of her experience with LASIK eye surgery and Drs. Mark Whitten and Shilpa Rose.  Stacy had LASIK performed by Dr. Whitten after having pre-operative consultations with both Drs. Whitten and Rose.  In Part 1, Stacy describes her motivation and concerns about contact lenses and glasses and why she chose...

May 1, 2018

Living with dry eyes can be an uncomfortable and sometimes painful burden that greatly affects your vision and lifestyle. Are you considering laser vision correction, but are worried about your dry eyes? “With over 300 million people around the world suffering from dry eye, we always check for it,” says Dr. Shilpa Rose of Whitten Laser Eye located in Chevy...

April 30, 2018

This is Part 2 of a 3 part video testimonial documented by our recent patient Stacy G.  Stacy had LASIK performed by Dr. Whitten after a complete and thorough pre-operative evaluation with Dr. Rose.   In Part 1, Stacy talks about her motivation and concerns prior to choosing Whitten Laser Eye. You can view: Part 1 - Pre-LASIK Testimonial These are...

April 21, 2018

This is the first of a 3 part video testimonial documenting Stacy's recent experience with LASIK.  Stacy has a history of nearsightedness and has been using contact lenses and glasses for most of her life.  For many reasons, she decided to have laser vision correction. After consultation with Dr. Rose and Dr. Whitten, we recommended she have LASIK to...

April 15, 2018

There are two ways to surgically correct refractive vision errors using laser surgery—LASIK and PRK.  Both types of laser vision surgeries accomplish the same thing—reshaping the cornea to correct a refractive vision error. Corneal Shape Causes Refractive Vision Errors The curvature of the cornea is very influential to your refraction.  Laser vision...

March 30, 2018

Refractive eye surgery refers to any eye surgery which changes the refraction of the eye.  You can think of refractive surgery as any procedure which improves your vision without lenses.   While most refractive eye surgery involves surgery on the cornea, cataract surgery can also be considered a type of refractive eye surgery as the power of your...

March 20, 2018

The first laser vision correction procedure was performed 30 years ago.  March 25, 2018 is the exact day when the first laser was used to perform PRK, the first laser vision correction surgery.  Since then, the procedure has been refined such that LASIK is now the most common laser vision correction procedure. History of Laser Vision Correction The...

January 4, 2018

Happy New Year! From all of us at Whitten Laser Eye, we wish you and your family a happy and healthy new year.  We are honored to be part of the Chevy Chase, Richmond and Charlotte Hall communities and thank you, our patients, for your trust and confidence in our eye care. 2017 was a very busy and exciting year and we expect the same for 2018.  Here are...

December 18, 2017

Myopic eyes focus in FRONT of the retina. Correction allows focus ON the retina.[/caption] Many patients who choose to have a vision correction procedure such as LASIK have myopia.  Myopic patients are ABLE to see near (close distances), hence they are nearsighted......

September 3, 2017

I had LASIK myself and I know firsthand how it can enhance and improve your golf game.  Being on the golf course is a completely different experience when you don't have to wear glasses or contact lenses.  It's more than just being "glasses or contact lens free."  The whole visual experience and ability to play golf is better. I never imagined that my...