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L. Dean Flanders, M.D.

Dr. L. Dean Flanders - Refractive Cataract Surgeon DC

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.

Academic Appointments and Awards

American Academy of Ophthalmology, Fellow

American Academy of Ophthalmology, Advocacy Ambassador

Cornea Society, Member

Chief Resident, Eastern Virginia Medical School (2018-2019)


University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA

Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship

Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA

Ophthalmology Residency

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


"My experience is always positive."
-Marvin L.

"The doctors and staff are always professional, courteous, and informative."
-Mary A.

"I have had perfect experience at this practice."
-Joanne R.

"My eye doctor is friendly and knowledgeable. All of my questions were answered. He is professional but down to earth."
-Carole K.

"My eye doctor is extremely helpful."

"Now both of my eyes feel like they are in the land of OZ."
-Joyce B.

"I never thought I would ever say that I enjoyed surgery, but it was really fun! No pain or discomfort."
-David F.

"My eye doctor explained the surgery and made me feel very comfortable - he built trust."
-Michelle S.

"I am thrilled with the results of my procedures. I am even golfing better!"
-Helane G.

"Excellent surgeon but also a very patient oriented courteous doctor who carefully explains his patients' options."
-Susan S.

"A World Class person and an absolutely great Doctor."
-Chuck W.

Laser Vision Correction

If you are seeking a Washington DC LASIK eye surgery specialist you have come to the right place. Washington Eye Physicians & Surgeons is located in Chevy Chase. Our LASIK surgeons are dedicated to creating the best possible LASIK eye surgery outcomes.

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Eyelid Surgery can reduce the aging, tired, or sad look caused by drooping eyelids. The Oculoplastic Surgeons also perform reconstructive surgery of the eye socket and orbital fractures of the facial bones, including eye prostheses, tearing problems, lid twitches, and blepharospasm.

Premium Lens Implants

If you are seeking reduced dependence on eye glasses after cataract surgery in Washington DC, take a moment to explore advanced technology lenses such as Crystalens®, Acrysof® Restor, multifocal Tecnis® and Toric lenses for astigmatism correction.