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J. Alberto Martinez, MD is the founder of Visionary Eye Doctors. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained in cornea and refractive surgery. His specialties are advanced cataract surgery, corneal transplants, pterygium surgery, and corneal cross-linking.

Since the inception in 2003 of Washingtonian magazine’s “Top Doctor” issues, Dr. Martinez’s peers have elected him each year as a “Top Doc” for ophthalmology. Additionally, Dr. Martinez has been selected as a “Top Doctor” by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Castle Connolly identifies top doctors, both nationally and regionally, based on an extensive nominations process open to all licensed physicians in America. The Castle Connolly physician-led research team reviews and screens all nominated physicians before selecting those regarded as the most outstanding health care providers to be Top Doctors. Dr. Martinez is a sought-after, nationally and internationally recognized leader in corneal, cataract, refractive, and pterygium surgery. Dr. Martinez participated in the initial studies that led to the FDA approval of LASIK. He has been honored as “Teacher of the Year” unanimously by the residents at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC.


Dr. Martinez started Visionary Eye Doctors in 1997 with the goal of performing