Dr Mark Whitten

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Imagine vision like you used to have.  Or, imagine having the best vision of 

your life.  At Whitten Laser Eye, you can ReNEW Your Vision!  That is what Dr. 

Whitten focuses on every day.  He believes that better vision leads to a better 

life. Dr. Whitten uses the latest advanced technologies, alone or in 

combination, to personalize an approach for you and your unique vision 

goals.  The trust that so many people have placed in him is an experience he 

does not take lightly and one he is proud to continue to share with new 

patients every day.

“Having so many people trust me with their vision is my greatest achievement.”

Medicine has always intrigued Dr. Whitten, the impact that a doctor can have 

on someone is quite profound and often life changing. When he was younger 

Dr. Whitten was intrigued by his grandmothers cataract surgery and he 

gravitated towards Ophthalmology with this experience in mind. Now many 

years later he can see his profession from the other side and still remains 

intrigued by its impact.  With today’s advanced technologies, Dr. Whitten is 

able to customize procedures so people can see well into the distance, read a 

book, send a text or look at a clear computer screen…all without glasses or 

contacts.  From ages 18 to 80+, he offers patients a lifetime of great vision 

correction choices. 
 

“I can have a great positive impact on a patient’s vision in a short time."
 
 
That impact has spanned over 30 years in ophthalmology and earned Dr. 

Whitten a national reputation for excellence in eye care.  Dr. Whitten is only 

one of three laser eye surgeons to have performed over 150,000 laser vision 

correction procedures.  Sports figures, celebrities and government officials 

have all chosen him as their eye surgeon, including professional golfer Tiger 

Woods. 

I consider myself an innovator and a pioneer, and am proud to have helped 
lead the way of change.  With each new technology and advancement, I am able to directly impact the overall quality of my patient’s vision results.   And also help others with new vision correction options.

 
Dr. Whiten brings this pioneering attitude to his patients each and every day.  

He was one of the first surgeons in the country to perform the 

groundbreaking LASIK procedure.  He was also the first surgeon in the 

Washington DC area to perform the latest procedure for Reading Vision 

correction, the KAMRA inlay.  To learn more about Dr. Whitten and his 

wonderful staff, call and make your appointment today.

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Doctor Details
Board Certified
Yes
Primary Specialty
Neuro-Ophthalmology
Secondary Specialty
Refractive Surgery
Title
Ophthalmologist (MD)
Sheryl
234 out of 475 people found this review helpful
Summary: LASIK Procedure
February 21st, 2014
After 40 plus years of wearing contact lens I was encouraged by friends to have the lasik surgery. Only after meeting Dr. Whitten did I finally decide this was something I should really consider. Dr.Whitten is absolutely the best, not only as one of the most sought after eye surgeons but the comfort level he gives each patient is amazing - bedside manner is unlike any I have had experience with. I would recommend to anyone who may be thinking about the procedure to make the call for a screening to see if you are a condidate for LASIK surgery and if you are not you will be told this as well because not everyone is a candidate!

Thanks you!
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todd morgan
216 out of 487 people found this review helpful
Summary: Dr. Witten
February 18th, 2014
Words can not describe how highly I regard Dr. Witten. I had to have a cataract operation. Dr. Witten expalined my problem, what he proposed to do, how, ramifications, etc. He was patient and concerning. He answered all my questions, he was never rushed and has a calm about him that his patients can feel. At surgery he was as calm, and with a soothing voice. After I woke up he stopped buy soon after to check on my condition. All follow up visits were as courteous as my first. As I said, what a great Dr. and what a satisfying experience.
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Mallory Austin
210 out of 436 people found this review helpful
Summary: First Class
February 18th, 2014
Fairly easy to sum up Dr. Whitten, "First Class".

Couldn't be a finer Fellow and Competent Surgeon.

My personal experience is that his work, on both of my eyes, has lasted 10 years and I continue to be well pleased about it.

Hope he carries on his talented practice.
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Kathleen O'Brien
273 out of 515 people found this review helpful
Summary: Fantastic!!
February 18th, 2014
Dr Mark Whitten is a sight saver!! I had lasik done last fall and not only has my sight improved, it is better than it has ever been!! Dr Whitten and his staff are professional, friendly and efficicient! I highly recommend Dr. whitten for anyone need ing eyecare. He did more extensive surgery on 2 of my sons with phenomenal results!! I have referred many family and friends who come from far and near to be assured of expert care!
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Connor O'Brien
216 out of 484 people found this review helpful
Summary: WLE Review
February 18th, 2014
I had worn glasses/contact lenses for about 12 years, and couldn't begin to tell you how happy I am to be free from them. Dr. Whitten did an amazing job with my eyes! He did such an amazing job that my vision is even better than what it was before with glasses. The surgery was quick and painless, as well as the recovery. His experience and personality makes you feel comfortable and warm-welcomed. I would highly recommend Dr. Whitten to anyone!

Sincerely,
A happy and satisfied customer.
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Lucy Barbour
221 out of 486 people found this review helpful
Summary: Dr. Whitten
February 17th, 2014
Outstanding LASIK surgeon, outstanding results. A pleasure to work with.
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Lena Hart
271 out of 543 people found this review helpful
Summary: Amazing Doctor!
February 17th, 2014
Having LASIK with Dr. Whitten was a wonderful experience. I was very scared
About having surgery, but Dr. Whitten made me feel very calm and secure.
It is 5 years since my surgery, and I still have 20/20 vision. I cannot recommend Dr. Whitten enough. Do yourself a favor and make him your surgeon.
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