Dr. Mark E. Whitten, MD

Dr. Mark E. Whitten, MD

Ophthalmology | Male | 65 years old

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Many of my patient reviews comment specifically on the care and attention they received in my offices, from me and all of my staff. I am very proud of that. And also the time spent to make certain all patient questions and concerns are addressed fully. Our biggest source of new patients over the years has always been from current patient referrals...referring family, friends and co-workers. That says a lot. We value the relationships we build with our patients. Patients meet and spend time personally with me prior to surgery, which is not always the case in other practices. Sometimes patients are not good candidates for surgery. Why is this important? Because before performing any surgical procedure, we want each patient to have the best chance at the best visual outcome. We are thorough in our testing and recommendations.Read more

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ReNEW Your Vision at Whitten Laser Eye! Imagine vision like you used to have. Or, imagine having the best vision...Read more

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Dr. Whitten's Reviews

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Dr. Whitten Says:

Why your patient feedback and reviews are important:

This information helps us to maintain the exceptional level of care we offer our patients.  Information is used to continuously improve our service and care.

It is also a very important educational tool for new patients.  They use your reviews to help evaluate their eye care surgeon...a very important decision....

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in Lusby,MD |
He was reassuring and calm when i was extremely nervous....I wish I had done this years ago Dr. Whitten is an amazing doctor!
in Mechanicsville, Md |
BEST DECISION I'VE MADE IN MY LIFE!!! I am 50 years old and have had bad vision since 3rd grade (almost blind) Now I see better than 20/20 No pain a all HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY ?????????
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Dr. Whitten says...

ReNEW Your Vision at Whitten Laser Eye! Imagine vision like you used to have. Or, imagine having the best vision of your life. At Whitten Laser Eye, it's all possible. Dr. Whitten uses the latest advanced technologies, alone or in combination, to personalize an approach for you and your unique vision goals. Now you can see clearly into the distance, read a book, send a text or look at a computer screen…all without glasses or contacts. From 18 to 80 , we offer a lifetime of great vision correction choices to ReNEW Your Vision!

Experience Matters!

Dr. Whitten has over 30 years of experience and is 1 of only 3 surgeons in the country to have performed over 150,000 laser vision correction procedures.

A Vision Pioneer

Dr. Whitten 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.

Highest Quality Surgical Team

Our highly experienced technical staff has been with Dr. Whitten since he began performing vision correction procedures. Dr. Whitten meets personally with patients prior to surgery to determine their vision needs. Every patient receives personalized quality of care. Happy patients are the goal every day!

Dr. Whitten's Care Philosophy

Many of my patient reviews comment specifically on the care and attention they received in my offices, from me and all of my staff.  I am very proud of that.  And also the time spent to make certain all patient questions and concerns are addressed fully.  Our biggest source of new patients over the years has always been from current patient referrals...referring family, friends and co-workers.  That says a lot.

We value the relationships we build with our patients.

Patients meet and spend time personally with me prior to surgery, which is not always the case in other practices.

Sometimes patients are not good candidates for surgery.  Why is this important?  Because before performing any surgical procedure, we want each patient to have the best chance at the best visual outcome.  We are thorough in our testing and recommendations.

Dr. Whitten says...

LASIK Laser Vision Correction

Cataract Surgery, including the latest multifocal implants which correct reading vision as well as distance vision.

Reading Vision Correction including Refractive Lens Exchange, KAMRA, among other procedures.

Experience Matters!

Dr. Whitten has over 30 years of experience and is 1 of only 3 surgeons in the country to have performed over 150,000 laser vision correction procedures.

A Vision Pioneer

Dr. Whitten 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.

 

Dr. Whitten says...

LASIK Laser Vision Correction

Cataract Surgery, including the latest multifocal implants which correct reading vision as well as distance vision.

Reading Vision Correction including Refractive Lens Exchange, KAMRA, among other procedures.

Experience Matters!

Dr. Whitten has over 30 years of experience and is 1 of only 3 surgeons in the country to have performed over 150,000 laser vision correction procedures.

A Vision Pioneer

Dr. Whitten 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.

Dr. Whitten says...

Why your patient feedback and reviews are important:

This information helps us to maintain the exceptional level of care we offer our patients.  Information is used to continuously improve our service and care.

It is also a very important educational tool for new patients.  They use your reviews to help evaluate their eye care surgeon...a very important decision.

Please feel free to contact our practice directly by visiting our website.  There you will find listed our phone numbers and also email contact information.

If you are a former patient, thank you for trusting us with your vision.  If you are a prospective patient, you are just as important as the tens of thousands of patients I have previously treated...and will receive that same high level of care. 

Dr. Whitten's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Why It Matters: Dr. Whitten's Board Certifications

Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Cataract
  • Presbyopia
  • Severe Myopia

Education

  • Medical School
    Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Riverside Hosp
  • Residency Hospital
    Washington Hospital Center
  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Virginia

    Graduated in 1973

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Surgery to Correct Near and Far Vision Simultaneous
  • Eye Surgery
  • LASIK