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Neil F. Martin, M.D.

Dr. MartinNeil Martin MD - Top LASIK Surgeon Chevy Chase – Best Cataract Surgeon DC is a highly regarded laser eye surgeon. He has performed thousands of refractive procedures including LASIK, PRK, and the ICL for patients who are not LASIK or PRK candidates. He is one of the first Washington DC area eye surgeons to offer bladeless laser assisted cataract surgery and multifocal and accommodative intraocular lens implants to provide near, far and intermediate vision without glasses.

He was one of the first Washington area ophthalmologists to perform laser vision correction, starting in 1990. Dr. Martin performs all-laser LASIK using the Alcon Wavelight Suite – the FS200-EX500 workstation – the most advanced LASIK lasers in the United States.

He performs laser assisted cataract surgery with the Alcon LenSx. He implants the Alcon multifocal ReSTOR lens, the astigmatism correcting Toric lens and the Bausch and Lomb Crystalens accommodative intraocular lens. Dr. Martin implants the AMO Tecnis multifocal and toric lenses. He performs Refractive Lens Exchange for selected patients. He has performed many cases of collagen cross linking (CXL) with riboflavin for the treatment of keratoconus and ectasia of the cornea.

Dr. Martin has performed many techniques of corneal transplant surgery including penetrating keratoplasty and DSAEK.

A pioneer in laser and presbyopic lens, cataract surgery, and CXL, Dr. Martin has lectured, written many peer reviewed articles, and has appeared on TV. He has been interviewed on the topic of laser vision correction and cataract surgery by Washingtonian Magazine, The Washington Post, Consumers Digest, The Gazette, The Associated Press, Men’s Fitness, Parade Magazine, Business Week, American Health for Women, P.O.V., Prevention Magazine, NBC 4 News, Channel 9-CBS News, the TVMD PBS series and other radio, television, and print media throughout the U.S.

Dr. Martin pursued research on refractive uses of lasers and laser safety at the NIH in the 1980s. Dr. Martin holds 10 patents for innovations in drugs and medical devices. He also lectures extensively and is the author of dozens of scientific papers, book chapters, and monographs.

All laser LASIK, PRK and ICL surgeryWilmer Eye Institute top LASIK surgeon
Laser assisted and traditional cataract surgery
Cataract surgery with multifocal and toric lens implants
Refractive Lens Exchange for Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome
Corneal diseases and surgery

The Wilmer Institute, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Fellow, Fellowship in Cornea and External Diseases of the Eye 1980 – 1981Johns Hopkins Medical School Ophthalmologist and Top Cataract Surgeons

The Shands Teaching Hospital, University of FL, Gainesville, FL
Resident and Chief Resident, Residency in Ophthalmology 1977 – 1980

The Shands Teaching Hospital, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Intern, Internship Internal Medicine 1976 – 1977

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
MD, Medicine 1972 – 1976harvard educated best LASIK eye surgeon

Harvard College
AB, magna cum laude, Chemistry 1968 – 1972

Academic Appointments and Affiliations
Georgetown University Medical Center, Clinical Assistant Professor
American Academy of Ophthalmology, Fellow
American College of Surgeons, Fellow
American College of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, MemberAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology LASIK Surgeon - best eye doctor DC
Washington Academy of Ophthalmology, Member

American Board of Ophthalmology, Certified in 1981
State Medical License in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia and Florida

Awards and Recognition
Washingtonian Magazine – Top LASIK Surgeons and Top DocsAmerican Board of Ophthalmology Certified Eye Surgeon - Top LASIK and Cataract Surgeons
U.S. News and World Report – Best Doctors
The Washington Times – The Top Physicians in Washington, D.C.
Castle Connolly – Best Eye Doctors
Rate MDs Top 10 Ophthalmologists in Chevy Chase, MD
Bethesda Magazine – Washington Eye Physicians and Surgeons –Best Ophthalmologists

Washingtonian Top Eye Doctor


"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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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.