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July 16, 2015

Southern Maryland STAR 98.3 Radio Morning DJs, T-Bone and Heather chose Dr. Mark Whitten for their laser vision correction. “We chose Dr. Whitten because of his experience and reputation. We trusted him. Right here in Southern Maryland, we have one of the country’s leaders in laser vision correction. After LASIK, our vision is better than ever!” The...

June 24, 2015

Carrots are generally toted as the go-to vegetable for the eyes, but did you know that there are quite a few different foods out there that are said to promote good eye health? In this article we talk about some of these foods and how they can be beneficial to your daily diet. Orange Vegetables I’m sure you remember at least one person telling you when...

June 8, 2015

Most people know to protect themselves from Ultraviolet (UV) rays using traditional sunblock because of increasing skin cancer awareness. It is a less common understanding when it comes to the dangers UV radiation poses to your eyes, but like skin cancer awareness, it is becoming a growing concern around the world. It is good to see a raised level of...

May 27, 2015

Sunglasses can give you instant James Dean cool or Audrey Hepburn glamour, but they're much more than just a fashion accessory. Sunglasses are an essential tool in safeguarding the health of your eyes. Sunglasses provide critical protection from the sun's damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. Long term exposure to UV rays can damage the surface of your eye as...

May 26, 2015

Now here is the way to celebrate the end of the school year: get your vision back in shape this summer, and save money too. Dr. Mark Whitten is offering a $1,000 discount to teachers and students seeking LASIK laser vision correction this summer. Clip the LASIK Discount Coupon on Dr. Mark Whitten’s webpage and receive your discount. Dr. Mark Whitten, at...

May 6, 2015

Taking care of your eyes should be a priority just like eating healthy and exercising regularly. When it comes to our health, we often visit our physician to ensure that our bodies are healthy. But what about when it comes to the health of our eyes? They're not always top of mind, but they're definitely just as important. During Healthy Vision Month,...

April 29, 2015

Can having LASIK improve your golf game? If you listen to the hundreds of professional golfers who have had the procedure, the answer would be a big YES! Golfers, it seems, have seen a change in their scores after LASIK. Roughly estimating, one caddie, one spotter, a few thousand spectators, a corps of PGA or USGA officials and a half-dozen television...

April 29, 2015

During spring and summer wedding season, we see many brides and grooms at Whitten Laser Eye. Your wedding day is a major life-changing event, and also a time when people pull out all the stops to make this day as special as possible. And that includes getting LASIK ahead of time. You’ve already chosen the venue and read all the wedding tips about seating...

April 22, 2015

Some eye conditions are hereditary, but many are a result of poor vision care and bad habits. You may be surprised to find that things you do each and every day might actually be damaging your eye sight. Here are a few bad habits that you should break in order to protect your vision for years to come. Not Wearing Your Sunglasses When you forget to wear...

April 8, 2015

20/20 vision a term used to describe normal visual acuity -- the sharpness of a person's vision -- measured at a distance of 20 feet. If a person has 20/20 vision it means that they can see clearly at 20 feet what should normally be seen at a distance. If someone has 20/100 vision it means that they must be as close to 20 feet as possible to see what a...

March 31, 2015

Eye Protection Key to Sports Success, Safety Image courtesy of The Lexington Park Leader By Sheila Gibbons Hiebert America’s pastime is back with us, as Major League Baseball teams work out in spring training and kids get ready for Little League. Ophthalmologist Dr. Mark Whitten of Whitten Laser Eye will cheer us on as the spring and summer present a...

March 18, 2015

March 20th marks the first official day of spring -- a day that many of us look forward to throughout the long winter months, but with spring's beautiful weather and blooming flowers comes seasonal allergies. High levels of pollen, dust and other irritants can leave eyes feeling less than stellar. Approximately one fifth of all Americans suffer from eye...