Meet Dr. Mark Whitten



Dr. Mark Whitten
Whitten Laser Eye

When it comes to experience there are not many ophthalmologists that have been working in the Washington DC area longer than Dr. Mark Whitten. Dr Whitten has been a practicing ophthalmologist in the Washington, D.C. area for more than 30 years. Due to his experience and background as an eye surgeon, he has actually built a national reputation recognized by several of his colleagues around the country.

Dr. Mark Whitten was originally from Richmond, Virginia. Because he loved Virginia and was a Virginia native he chose to do his undergraduate education at the University of Virginia. After getting his undergraduate degree he went on to medical school at the Medical College of Virginia.

After an ophthalmologist completes a medical degree they are required to do a residency and he chose the Washington National Eye Center at Washington Hospital Center. In addition, Dr. Whitten completed a rotating internship at Riverside Hospital in Newport News, VA. He went on to form a strong relationship with Georgetown University and Washington Hospital Center, training doctors for their residency programs.

Early on in his ophthalmology career he was able to work at the forefront of many technologies that elevated the entire ophthalmology industry. By utilizing the most advanced LASIK laser vision technology he was able to achieve precise treatment results for his patients and was able to perform a great deal of eye surgery.

By gaining a reputation for precision and excellence in eye care he was able to perform LASIK for several celebrities including the gold legend, Tiger Woods. Dr. Mark Whitten is very prod of his work with some of the nations best golfers including Fred Funk who is a professional golfer and Maryland native.

Although Dr. Mark Whitten is most known for excellence in LASIK eye surgery he is also a skilled in other facets of ophthalmology including cataract surgery, implantable contact lens implants (The Visian ICL) and also general ophthalmology cases.

Dr. Mark Whitten certainly has a passion for helping patients. This is his first and foremost calling in life and comes above all. In addition to his passion for patients Dr. Whitten has taken an interest in serving the ophthalmology industry and making sure that technology continues to improve.

Mark Whitten, MD actually once served as a clinical instructor for VISX which is now known by Abbott Medical Optics. He has been ranked as one of the nations top 10 surgeons in laser vision correction. Dr. Mark Whitten has performed more than 120,000 LASIK procedures since the first days of LASIK eye surgery.

Dr. Mark Whitten has been changing the way people SEE since the origins of laser vision correction. For almost 20 years he has performed LASIK eye surgery and has please thousands of patients. Dr. Whitten truly knows how important your vision is and that each patient deserves the best eye surgery and the best personal vision. At Whitten Laser Eye you can rest assured you will get excellent experience with superior technology.