Larry O’Connor WMAL Radio Has LASIK and Raindrop

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Larry O'Connor WMAL Washington DC Whitten Laser EyeLarry O’Connor, famed radio talk show host of Washington DC’s station WMAL, no longer needs his glasses!   Larry had LASIK performed to both eyes to correct distance vision and the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay to correct his near vision!

Larry has been wearing glasses most of his life, yet contact lenses were not an option.  He can not tolerate anything near his eyes and he had concerns about the potential for any long term damage.  In addition, he had difficulty with his reading vision due to presbyopia, the normal age related near vision loss.

Like so many others, Larry was scared.  Motivating factors to consider LASIK and Raindrop included:

  • Inconvenience of glasses when exercising and playing sports.
  • Replacing broken or lost glasses was expensive.
  • Intolerance to contact lenses.
  • Dependence upon reading glasses

Testimonial on WMAL

Larry’s Experience

After learning more about me, our center and my team’s experience, Larry had the confidence to consider an initial consultation.

“Dr. Whitten is clearly the most experienced Lasik surgeon in this area and his knowledge and expertise is obvious during your consultation with him and on the day of the procedure.  Personally he is kind and caring and makes you feel so at ease and comforted in his capable hands.”

Larry’s first conversation was with Dr. Shilpa Rose at our Washington, D.C. location who found Larry to be an excellent candidate for LASIK vision correction.  After that meeting with Dr. Rose, both LASIK and the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay (Revision Optics) was performed several weeks later.

It has been our experience that the anxiety and apprehension most patients experience before the procedure is unfounded.  This was true of Larry’s experience, too.

“The procedure was over before I even knew it. Dr. Whitten made me feel 100% at ease and comfortable in his experienced hands.”

The LASIK procedure was performed at our Washington, D.C. location.  He had LASIK performed to both eyes and the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay placed in his non-dominant eye.  In one visit, both his distance vision and reading vision were corrected!

Back to Work Immediately

Larry was able to return to work immediately.  He was pleased with the fast and easy recovery.  He really enjoys going to the theater and baseball games…without the hassle of glasses.

Considering LASIK and/or the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay?  Call us to make your appointment (301.825.5755).

Shilpa Rose, M.D.
Vision Correction & Dry Eye Specialist

Mark Whitten, M.D.
Vision Correction Surgeon

LASIK, Cataract & Raindrop


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