ReNEW Your Vision at Whitten Laser Eye!
Whitten Laser Eye works cooperatively with Eye Associates of Washington DC to provide Advanced Vision Correction in their Washington DC offices. Dr. Shilpa Rose supports Dr. Mark Whitten in renewing your vision through LASIK, Cataract and Reading Vision correction procedures.
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!
What patients say about Whitten Laser Eye. What would YOU say?
“My vision is now better than I can ever remember.”
“Now I can see in the distance and read up close, both without glasses.”
“My distance vision is even better than 20/20.”
“LASIK is a miracle. I wish I’d had it sooner.”
“I can now read again, without glasses.”
Whitten Laser Eye offers the following Advanced Vision Correction Procedures. Call (301) 825-5755 today for your FREE LASIK or READING VISION Consultation!
LASIK is a fast, safe, outpatient procedure and over 30 million procedures have been performed worldwide. It can be used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. LASIK surgery is the most popular and successful elective procedure in the world. The number one comment patients make after LASIK is: “I wish I had done it sooner.”
Cataracts develop slowly and painlessly, so that your vision can be affected without you realizing it. Modern cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective medical procedures today. Most patients experience little or no pain and return to their normal activities the day after surgery. New advances in technology and cataract treatment can also help to reduce your dependent on reading glasses.
ReNewed Reading Vision
Blurry vision, or near vision loss, is called presbyopia and it eventually happens to everyone. We offer several surgical options to help you see up close again, without reading glasses. Many patients are able to read as well as when they were young, but without losing distance vision.
Whitten Laser Eye offers 3 procedures for ReNewed Reading Vision, including:
- Blended Laser Vision Correction
- Corneal Inlays
- Refractive Lens Exchange
Following is more about each procedure. After a FREE Reading Vision Consultation, Dr. Whitten will explain the best procedure for your individual vision needs.
Blended Laser Vision Correction
By using LASIK laser vision correction techniques, qualified patients can receive a laser vision correction procedure that blends their overall vision to achieve near and distance vision at the same time. With this blended process, Dr. Whitten is able to get the eyes to naturally accommodate for both near and far vision. The procedure is performed in-office and generally takes less than 15 minutes.
Corneal Inlays for Near Vision Correction
There are currently two FDA-approved corneal inlays for the treatment of near vision loss, also known as presbyopia. We offer both the KAMRA and Raindrop corneal inlay procedures.
The Raindrop near vision inlay was just introduced to the Washington, D.C. area by Dr. Whitten. He performed the first Raindrop inlay in our Spring Valley office. The Raindrop inlay is a tiny disk, or inlay, precisely placed within the layers of the cornea. The inlay is composed mainly of water and changes the corneal surface to improve near vision.
The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay is compared to a penny in the adjacent image.
A corneal inlay sits in the first few layers of the eye known as the cornea. Smaller and thinner than a contact lens, the inlay is a mini-ring with an opening in the center. By using this pinhole effect, the inlay focuses light coming into your eye. This restores near vision while maintaining your distance vision. The corneal inlay is an in-office procedure and generally performed on one eye. It takes about 15 minutes and most people can read better within a day. Dr. Whitten uses the KAMRA™ inlay. This technology has been used with great success in Canada and Europe for many years and was approved in April 2015 by the FDA for the United States. Dr. Whitten was the first ophthalmologist in the Washington DC Area to perform the KAMRA inlay treatment.
Refractive Lens Exchange
Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) provides dual benefits for the aging eye. During the surgery, the eye’s natural lens is replaced with an artificial lens, similar to cataract surgery. But in this procedure, the cataract has not yet developed. This advanced artificial lens corrects any existing nearsightedness, farsightedness and poor reading vision. And, as added benefit, also eliminates the patient’s inevitable future development of cataracts.