Mark Schefkind, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist who has practiced ophthalmology in the Mt. Vernon community since 1989. He is a Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Tufts University and an AOA (medical honor society) graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Schefkind served his residency in ophthalmology at the Scheie Eye Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. He is Chief of Ophthalmology at Mt. Vernon Hospital and specializes in no stitch cataract surgery. He has been named a top doctor in the Washingtonian and Northern Virginia magazines.
Dr. Schefkind specializes in small incision cataract surgery employing advanced technology. This surgery is performed without stitches or shots in a state of the art surgicenter located in the INOVA HealthPlex building in Springfield. Dr. Schefkind has extensive experience with the various implant options available including toric lenses to correct astigmatism and the RESTOR lens to assist with reading. He will help guide you through the entire process.
Dr. Schefkind also performs laser procedures and minor ocular and eyelid surgeries in the office.