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In September 1998, my dad opted to have LASIK with Dr. Whitten when it was a fairly new surgery. Eighteen years later, my dad still does not need glasses. I am 22 years old and have been wearing glasses since fifth grade. Based on my dad’s phenomenal experience under the hands of Dr. Whitten and his team, I did not consider any other laser eye doctor. The fact that Dr.Whitten has performed so many surgeries and, in my case, successfully corrected the vision of two generations, speaks for itself. I had complete confidence and trust in Dr. Whitten. Dr. Whitten and his team were very reassuring, positive and thorough in their preliminary evaluation, the surgery itself, and the follow-up exam. They treated me like family. I highly recommend Dr. Whitten and his team. They are the best and most knowledgeable in the field.

Emily & Dad (Faron)


“It’s a miracle! I wish I had done this sooner.”
That’s what most people say after having LASIK with Dr. Whitten. And you will too.

Are you Nearsighted? Farsighted? Have Astigmatism? Then it’s time to consider LASIK eye surgery. Laser vision correction surgery has been fine-tuned over the past two decades. This fine-tuning in technology and surgical technique has yielded procedures customized for your unique vision needs. Using these latest advances, Dr. Whitten, the well-respected Washington D.C., Richmond and Charlotte Hall area LASIK surgeon, makes it possible for patients to see better than ever before. Now, with Customized LASIK, people are reporting an overall better ‘quality’ of vision. So what are you waiting for?


What is Customized LASIK?

LASIK (Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) surgery is a permanent procedure that will improve vision quality. LASIK uses the excimer laser to reshape the cornea, and can correct vision problems such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. Currently, LASIK is one of the most commonly performed healthcare procedures in the country, and it has an excellent record of success.

Customized LASIK is the next generation of laser vision correction, using the newest diagnostic equipment to create a ‘map’ of your specific eyes. Dr. Whitten then uses this information to plan a treatment customized for your unique vision imperfections. This makes your Customized LASIK procedure safer than ever before. Patients routinely achieve results of 20/20 vision or better, with an enhanced overall ‘quality’ of vision!

The procedure is quick and results are immediate. LASIK takes about 15 minutes to complete, with little or no discomfort, and yields incredible results.

LASIK has been proven to have long lasting results, with a high degree of safety. This procedure has been available in the United States for over two decades and is both safe and effective. The majority of patients achieve 20/20 vision or even better results! Over 30 million procedures have been performed worldwide, and more people are considering LASIK everyday!

The LASIK Procedure

LASIK eye surgery is quick with little or no discomfort. Your visit to the office will be short, and the actual surgery will take less than 30 minutes.

Step 1: A small flap is created in the outer layer of the cornea and gently folded back on its hinge.

Step 2: The extremely precise and accurate cool beam excimer laser reshapes the cornea, allowing the eye to focus light on the retina correctly. The laser is programmed specifically for your unique vision need based on your pre-surgery evaluation and the customized ‘map’ of your eyes.


Step 3: The flap is gently returned to its original position, where it instantly begins healing. Most people see well immediately. Our most frequent comment is, “Why didn’t I do this sooner?”

Trusting Whitten Laser Eye and Washington D.C., Richmond and Charlotte Hall area LASIK surgeon, Dr. Mark Whitten, can give you the confidence to finally make the LASIK decision. Because of the quick recovery time associated with the procedure, you can be back to your daily routine only a day after your LASIK procedure. Your vision will continue to improve over the few weeks as your eyes heal and adjust to their new shape.

Am I A Good LASIK Candidate?
Generally, Customized LASIK is appropriate for patients who:

  • Are at least 18 years old
  • Are not pregnant or nursing
  • Are in good general health
  • Have a stable prescription
  • Have no eye diseases

The best way to determine if you are a good candidate is with a FREE LASIK Consultation. It is fast and comprehensive. You may also appreciate our online LASIK Self-Test.


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