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March 4, 2015

Over 2,000 eye injuries occur each day on job sites across the U.S. and one in ten of those injuries required missed days of works to recover. Of the total amount of work-related eye injuries that occur, 10 to 20 percent will cause temporary or permanent vision loss. While many think that eye injuries only occur in construction, trade or manufacturing...

February 9, 2015

Many of us use computers for many, if not all, of our work-related tasks. Constantly staring at a computer screen can cause eyestrain, which has become a major problem for many. Studies show that eyestrain occurs in 50 to 90 percent of those who use a computer for work. Eyestrain can cause sore, itchy, tired eyes and can also result in headaches, sore...

February 5, 2015

Have you been told you are a candidate for cataract surgery? Cataract surgery is a relatively “patient friendly" type of surgery. The technology of cataract surgery is truly amazing. There are many technological advances that have enabled skilled cataract surgeons, like Dr. Mark Whitten, to perform cataract surgery through very tiny incisions requiring...

February 5, 2015

Why You Should Have LASIK in Your 20s Do you want clear vision? Consider this: Having LASIK laser vision correction in your 20s has more advantages than you may think. One of the most common things people say after their LASIK procedure is: “I wish I had done it sooner!” Your vision in your 20s Everyone’s eyes are different and only a medical...

February 4, 2015

Just like many of us, celebrities also get tired of the hassle of having to put in contacts or wear glasses in order to achieve good vision. However, many celebs can’t wear their glasses for certain film roles or during particular photos shoots. So LASIK eye surgery has become a popular choice to help correct their vision. A whole host of famous people...

January 23, 2015

You might think that because your vision is fine that your eyes are healthy, but receiving a comprehensive eye exam is the only way to be absolutely certain. During your visit both of your eyes will be closely examined for any signs of vision problems and eye diseases. The dilation of your eyes is a very important part of your comprehensive eye exam as it...

January 9, 2015

Happy New Year to all of you! With the start of 2015 comes resolutions to be the best that we can be in the New Year. Many of us make goals related to health or exercise -- losing weight is one of the most common New Year's resolutions, but one part of our body that tends to get overlooked is our eyes. This year, whether you're looking to eat healthier,...

December 18, 2014

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 this reaction is caused by...

December 5, 2014

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 can have a direct impact on your daily life....

December 3, 2014

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 discount to all active duty military, veterans and their families, and all...

December 3, 2014

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 for...

December 3, 2014

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) Q94 ...