First KAMRA™ Inlay Performed In DC Area To Improve Reading Vision.

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Dr. Mark Whitten has performed the first KAMRA™ Inlay procedures in the region. The procedure is FDA approved and found to be safe and highly effective for restoring reading vision.


Reading Vision Correction Surgery

The vast majority of my patients tell me they can now see their cell phone, computer screen or wrist watch for the first time in years without reading glasses.

Imagine never buying another pair of reading glasses again.

It’s possible with the new KAMRA™ inlay, an advanced surgical procedure to treat presbyopia, or loss of reading vision. The KAMRA™ has helped thousands of people restore reading vision and reduce dependence on reading glasses.

As the most experienced LASIK Surgeon in the Washington DC Area, Dr. Mark Whitten was chosen to perform the first KAMRA™ inlay procedures in this region.

For several months now, Dr. Whitten has been treating patients with this new technology. “The KAMRA™ inlay is the very latest of several options I offer my patients to reduce the frustrations of reading glasses,” said Dr. Whitten. “The vast majority of my patients tell me they can now see their cell phone, computer screen or wrist watch for the first time in years without reading glasses. And, most importantly, they have retained their distance vision.” The FDA has approved the procedure and found the KAMRA™ inlay to be safe and highly effective.

It is quick and easy for patients to learn if they are good candidates for the KAMRA™ inlay, or another reading vision correction procedure. Patients are in the 45 to 60 year old age range as they begin experiencing presbyopia symptoms. Those who have previously had LASIK or other vision correction procedures may still be good candidates for the KAMRA™ inlay. Reading Vision or LASIK Consultations are complimentary at Whitten Laser Eye, and Dr. Whitten always meets personally with prospective patients. Convenient, state of the art offices are located in Maryland and Virginia. To schedule a complimentary Reading Vision or LASIK Consultation, please call (301) 825-5755 or visit

About Dr. Mark Whitten
Dr. Whitten has more than 30 years of experience and is one of only three surgeons in the country to have performed over 150,000 laser vision correction procedures. He is considered a vision pioneer, and was one of the first surgeons to perform the groundbreaking LASIK procedure. Whether LASIK, Cataract or Reading Vision, a patient's eyes are in good hands with Dr. Whitten. Join the ranks of celebrities and star athletes, like Tiger Woods, who have trusted Dr. Whitten.

What is Presbyopia?

  • Nearly 114 million people in the United States are struggling with the natural, yet frustrating, eye condition called presbyopia.
  • Typically occurring in those over 40, presbyopia reduces the ability of the eye to focus on near objects, causing blurry reading vision.

The KAMRA™ inlay sits in the first few layers of the eye known as the cornea, and is smaller and thinner than a contact lens. Created by AcuFocusTM, the KAMRA™ 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. Just one inlay is placed in the patient’s non-dominant eye and the procedure takes less than 20 minutes. Visit for more information about this exciting technology.

LASIK, Cataract and KAMRA™ are surgical procedures and results may vary. While infrequent, complications can occur. Before any procedure, patients will read an Informed Consent document that discusses potential complications and risks. Dr. Whitten will thoroughly review this information with each patient and answer all their questions.

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