Dr. Dean Flanders Ophthalmologist - Eye Surgeon DC - Cornea Doctor Chevy Chase MD

L. Dean Flanders, M.D.

Driven by a desire to improve his patient’s quality of life through better vision, Dr. Flanders completed a fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at the University of California, San Diego. This training provides him with specific expertise in refractive cataract surgery including the use of the latest multifocal (PanOptix, Restor, Symfony) and astigmatism (Toric) correcting intraocular lenses. Dr. Flanders also specializes in laser refractive surgery (Lasik, PRK) and the use of Implantable Collamer Lenses to provide his patients with freedom from glasses and contact lenses. He also focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of corneal disease including both full and partial thickness corneal transplants (DMEK, DSAEK, PKP, and DALK).

Dr. Flanders education includes a degree in business management from Brigham Young University followed by attending medical school at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. His training began at Medstar Washington Hospital Center where he completed a one-year internship in internal medicine. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School where he served as chief resident during his final year.

Outside of practicing medicine, Dr. Flanders loves to connect with family and friends, play tennis, and try new restaurants. He is also avid sports fan and is always looking for new places to travel.

  • University of California, San Diego San Diego, CA, Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School Norfolk, VA, Ophthalmology Residency, Chief Resident
  • Medstar Washington Hospital Center Washington, DC, Internal Medicine Internship
  • The Ohio State University College of Medicine Columbus, OH Doctor of Medicine, Academic Merit Scholar
  • Brigham Young University Provo, UT, Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude

Flanders and his staff are OUTSTANDING!! He is a great doctor and I’m forever thankful. Heather P.

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Fellow
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Advocacy Ambassador
  • Cornea Society Member
  • American Board of Ophthalmology

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