John D. Mitchell, M.D.

John D. Mitchell, M.D.

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, Cataract & Refractive Surgeon

John D. Mitchell, M.D.

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, Cataract & Refractive Surgeon

John D. Mitchell, M.D. is a Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, Cataract, and Refractive Surgeon at Mitchell & Morin Eye Institute in Vienna, VA, and Bethesda, MD and has provided medical, laser, and surgical eye care to residents of Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland for over 25 years. Dr. Mitchell earned his medical degree at the University of Virginia Medical School and completed a residency in Ophthalmology at the Washington National Eye Center.

Dr. Mitchell sees patients for all types of medical, laser, and surgical eye care including cataracts, glaucoma, and LASIK. As a refractive surgeon, Dr. Mitchell has a special interest and expertise in laser cataract surgery and lens implants (IOL), including toric lens implants to correct astigmatism and multifocal lenses to help cataract surgery patients reduce their dependence on eyeglasses, bifocals, or reading glasses, and achieve a full range of vision after cataract surgery and, Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) and Implantable Collagen Lenses (ICL).

Clinical Interests & Specialties
  • Laser Cataract Surgery & Lens Implants with advanced technology IOLs to correct astigmatism and presbyopia to help patients reduce dependence on eyeglasses, bifocals, or readers after cataract surgery.
  • Refractive Surgery: LASIK, Refractive Lens Exchange & Visian™ ICL
  • Medical & Laser Glaucoma Laser Treatment
Certification & Professional Memberships

Dr. Mitchell is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO), is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), and is a member of the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS).

Honors & Recognition

Dr. Mitchell is Senior Attending Surgeon and Emeritus Program Director at Washington Hospital Center and has served on the Board of Directors at Washington National Eye Center where he was Director of Ophthalmology Residency Training. He has been named to the Super Doctors list by The Washington Post Magazine, Top 12 LASIK Surgeons by Washingtonian Magazine, listed as one of the Nation’s Top Ophthalmologists by Consumers’ Research Council of America, and has received the Joseph Dessoff, M.D. Ophthalmology Education Award from Washington Hospital Center.

SECOND GENERATION GRAND TETON CLIMB

Over 30 years ago, friends John Mitchell and Wayne Burstein traveled to Jackson to climb with us. John and Wayne spent two days in our level I and level II schools learning the basics, and then headed up the Grand Teton. On the morning of July 18, 1993, they were standing on the summit.

July 2012, during the summer solstice, John Mitchell returned to Jackson with his three sons David, Lewis, and Thomas. After two days of school for the sons, and a refresher course for John, the family left the Lupine Meadows trailhead with Exum Guides Brenton Reagan and Mike Abbey. This adventure would build upon a family journey that started over 20 years ago.

It was a special time to be high up in the Tetons on the longest days of the year and for the first days of the summer. Due to an excellent weather forecast, everyone was in great spirits anticipating their summit day. Day 1 brought cloudless skies, no wind, and an amazing solstice sunset. That evening, the Mitchells took one last look at the Grand Teton before crawling into their sleeping bags.

With a predawn start and a beautiful first day of summer sunrise, the family headed for the summit. It was just a few short hours later when John Mitchell got to do something most people don’t get the chance to do: stand on the summit with his three sons.

It was nothing less than a spectacular site to watch this family enjoy an adventure together and then celebrate on the summit. All of us at Exum are extremely proud that the Mitchell family returned to climb with us. 20 years or so from now, we hope to see a 3rd generation of the Mitchell family standing on top. Our certificate may change again by then, but the experience itself will not change much.

“Again, I would never consider placing my entire family’s lives in the hands of anyone other than an experienced Exum Guide. I thought that you were absolutely terrific and it was a pleasure and a privilege to climb with you. Thank you again for helping create a lasting memory for our family.” – John D. Mitchell, M.D.

Every summer, many families and groups of friends return to climb with us. Many more climb with us for the first time, and hopefully, begin a summer tradition. We invite you to join us too – come and see what it is that John Mitchell and so many others have experienced. We’re willing to bet that you too will be convinced to bring your family or friends back for the adventure.

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