John D. Mitchell, MD | Emily Ash Morin, MD | Jacquelyn Weber, MD
130 Park Street SE, Suite 300 Vienna, Virginia 22180 / Phone:703-938-2266
8218 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite P-10 Bethesda, Maryland 20814 / Phone:301-656-2027
John D. Mitchell, MD
Emily Ash Morin, MD
Jacquelyn Weber, MD
130 Park Street SE, Suite 300
Vienna, Virginia 22180
8218 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite P-10
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Laser Vision Correction
Since 1997, Dr. Mitchell has performed thousands of LASIK procedures. His clients range from family, friends and neighbors, to professional athletes, Olympic coaches, astronauts and celebrities. Dr. Morin added her surgical expertise when she joined Mitchell Eye Institute in 2003. Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Morin are committed to using only the latest state-of-the-art equipment and procedures. Through their association with TLC, MEI patients are able to take advantage of the long term committment and portability that having a procedure performed by a participating TLC surgeon provides.
Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Morin welcome the opportunity to comanage patients with their referring Optometrist. This allows patients, who already have an eye care provider, the continuity and comfort of being able to see their own doctor before and after the procedure.
Non-comanaged patients who elect to have their surgery through Mitchell Eye Institute will have the choice of having Dr. Mitchell or Dr. Morin personally perform all their preop evaluations, surgery and postop examinations.
Wavefront Guided CUSTOM LASIK
FDA approval was granted in 2003, and wavefront guided ablations are now commonplace. We are excited to continue to provide the latest technology to all of our patients. As with any technology, proper patient selection is a critical aspect of the process. We will help you determine if you are a candidate for this custom type of laser treatment specifically designed for your unique eye.
Bioptics is the process of coupling refractive lens exchange (RLE) or clear lens extraction (CLE) with LASIK. This process allows patients to achieve a higher quality visual result for those who have one or more of the following circumstances.
- prescription is outside the approved parameters of the excimer laser
- Insufficient corneal thickness for full correction by excimer laser
- cornea is too steep or too flat to allow full correction by excimer laser
- have the early stages of cataract development
- have already developed presbyopia (i.e. 45 years of age or older)
These patients can elect to undergo RLE/CLE which will often remove 90+% of their refractive error, followed by LASIK to treat any residual amount of astigmatism and refractive error. This procedure provides a better overall quality of vision for patients with extreme nearsightedness (myopia), or farsightedness (hyperopia).