About Us

Welcome to Envue Eye and Laser Center, the National Harbor’s premier laser eye surgery specialists. Our team of eye care professionals provides tailored service focused on you and your specific eye care needs. We specialize in laser eye surgery such as SMILE, LASIK and PRK, as well as lens-based vision correction procedures such as the EVO Implantable Collamer Lenses (ICLs), refractive lens exchange (RLE) and premium laser-assisted cataract surgery, and facial aesthetics such as Lumenis TriLift, the non-surgical facelift and Intense Pulsed Light therapy (IPL) for the treatment of dry eye, rosacea, and sunspots. Our goal is to improve your quality of life with exceptional results that allow you to enjoy life today. At Envue, the future is now.

We don’t believe in compromise with your surgical procedure or our service to you – and neither should you. You’ll find that the care, treatment, and experience you will receive at Envue is everything you’ve been looking for. Book a consult now!

Experience counts. I am a military-trained ophthalmologist and one of the foremost experts in the field of laser surgery. I completed my residency in ophthalmology at Madigan Army Medical Center at Fort Lewis, Washington. Then, I served as Chief of Ophthalmology and Chief of Surgery at Winn Army Hospital at Fort Stewart, Georgia. Prior to retiring from my 30-year military career at the rank of Colonel, I proudly served as the Director of the Warfighter Refractive Eye Surgery Program and Research Center (WRESP-RC) at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. I was the first ophthalmologist in the Department of Defense to perform the SMILE procedure and the first Ophthalmologist in the Washington Metro Area to offer TriLift, also known as the non-surgical facelift. I have co-authored numerous research articles and presentations on refractive and corneal surgery and strive to be at the forefront of providing the latest technology to my patients.We are conveniently located at the National Harbor with easy access within the Washington DC Metro Area including Arlington and Alexandria.

image of laser eye surgery suite including SMILE laser eye surgery laser
The Laser Suite housing a VisuMax femtosecond laser and Mel-80 excimer laser
  • I was Extremely pleased with my visit yesterday. After having a bad experience with my last Ophthalmologist, I didn’t know what to expect. However, I am so happy I found... read more

    Wenda Tucker Avatar Wenda Tucker
    January 7, 2023
  • My experience at EnVue was excellent from beginning to end. The staff are professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

    Natasha Thomas Avatar Natasha Thomas
    December 10, 2022
  • I had cataract surgery on both eyes and was amazed with the results. Dr. Rivers is absolutely amazing and the staff is professional and treated me like family. ... read more

    Wayne White Avatar Wayne White
    November 24, 2022
  • Best Eye Doctor an staff, I was very happy it means a lot when people care an they do.

    Terrence Dove Avatar Terrence Dove
    November 17, 2022
  • After being turned down for LASIK 10 years prior, I came to learn of this improved and even less-invasive SMILE procedure. The Envue facility is impressive and staff are... read more

    MrMrs K Avatar MrMrs K
    November 15, 2022
  • I am so thrilled! The whole team is exceptional, and I am convinced that I could not have been in the hands of a better team than how for my... read more

    Michelle Koranteng Avatar Michelle Koranteng
    November 15, 2022
  • I went to Envue for SMILE surgery. About a week post-op, I can say that I'm very glad I got the procedure done. I'm 20/20 in one eye and 20/15... read more

    Ava Uditsky Avatar Ava Uditsky
    November 15, 2022
  • I cannot recommend this place enough. Their staff is so kind, informative, and funny. Dr. Rivers is so personable, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. It’s like going to an... read more

    Cao Ting Avatar Cao Ting
    November 15, 2022
  • I had a very positive experience at Envue Eye & Laser Center, from start to finish -- from the pleasant, friendly receptionist to the technician who asked me questions and... read more

    Nancy Ellwein Avatar Nancy Ellwein
    October 15, 2022
  • Excellent staff and Dr. Rivers is exceptional

    Brian Duncan Avatar Brian Duncan
    October 15, 2022
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