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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 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...

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......

October 16, 2017

Vision correction procedures, such as LASIK, can reduce your dependence upon glasses and even make you completely glasses free!  Vision correction surgeries fall into two basic groups. There are vision correction procedures for the cornea and vision correction surgery for the lens.  The cornea and the lens are the only two structures in the eye which can...

October 5, 2017

We are now located in our temporary office space located in the Barlow Building, Suite 1030, in Chevy Chase.  The Barlow Building is the new Washington, D.C. location for Whitten Laser Eye.  Our other two office locations in Richmond, VA and Charlotte Hall, MD have not moved. Dr. Rose and Dr. Whitten are presently conducting their dry eye and vision...

September 25, 2017

Finding the best cataract surgeon can be difficult.  Cataract surgery is very common and chances are that you already know someone who has recently had cataract surgery.  You will be overloaded with recommendations and opinions. As you start your own "research" in your quest for finding the best cataract surgeon, here are some questions you might want to...

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...

July 29, 2017

Almost everyone has a refractive error.  A refractive error occurs when light can not be sharply focused on the retina. Common types of refractive errors are: Nearsightedness -  also known as myopia Farsightedness - also known as hyperopia Astigmatism - a common secondary aberration in the focusing system of the eye Technically speaking, your...