About This Doctor

Mark Whitten

Location(s)

5454 Wisconsin Ave
Suite 1030
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

37767 Market Drive
Charlotte, MD 20622

2301 North Parham Road
Suite 3
Richmond, VA 23229

Specialty

Ophthalmology

Special Interests

Special interest in Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Raindrop Near, Cataract Surgery with premium lenses, General Ophthalmology.

Accepted Insurance Type

  • Aetna
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • ChampVA
  • Cigna
  • Johns Hopkins EHP
  • Medicare
  • Medicare Railroad
  • Priority Partners
  • Tricare for Life
  • Tricare Standard & Prime (out of network)
  • UMMS Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Hospital Affiliations

  • Medstar St. Mary's Hospital

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Dr. Whitten is a board-certified ophthalmologist and Medical Director of Whitten Laser Eye. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He completed his residency at the Washington National Eye Center. Dr. Whitten trains ophthalmology residents at Georgetown University and Washington Hospital Center. For over 10 years, he has served as the Regional Medical Director at TLC Laser Eye Centers in Rockville, MD, Tysons Corner, VA, Reston, VA, Richmond, VA and Pittsburg, PA.

Specialty:

Dr. Mark Whitten has practiced ophthalmology in the Washington D.C. and Richmond, VA areas for more that 30 years. He is the pioneer of LASIK and refractive surgery, and is known both nationally and internationally for being at the forefront of the newest technology. Most recently, Dr. Whitten and his partner, Dr. Shilpa Rose were featured nationally on the Associated Press for their groundbreaking work with the Raindrop procedure.

In 2016, Dr. Whitten performed the first Raindrop Near Vision Inlay procedure in the area to correct reading vision. He is one of only three surgeons in the country to perform more than 150,000 laser vision correction procedures. By remaining at the forefront of technological advances, Dr. Whitten is able to achieve the very best vision results for his patients.

Special Interests:

Dr. Whitten has a world-class reputation for excellence in eye care. He continues to train, teach and lecture at conferences with surgeons across the country about Raindrop Near Vision Inlay as well as advances in LASIK.

Dr. Whitten is proud to bring advanced vision care to his practice. He takes a personal interest in the care of all of his patients who are referred from across the country. Through an individualized approach to eye care, Dr. Whitten takes great satisfaction in achieving the best results possible.

In his free time, you might see him sailing, fishing or on the golf course working on his swing.

Professional Organizations:

American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Board of Ophthalmology

Refractive Surgery Alliance

American Society Cataract and Refractive Surgeons