The Harman Eye Clinic
903 Medical Center Drive
Arlington, WA 98223
Bruce J. Ballon, MD, Bruce E. Wietharn, MD, and Natalia V. Bajenova, MD, are leading Everett cataract surgeons who are certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Ballon was the first surgeon in Washington to implant the ReZoom multifocal intraocular lens. Dr. Wietharn is a Fellow of the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute, specializing in cornea and refractive surgery. Dr. Bajenova is an attentive laser eye surgeon who speaks fluent Russian. The eye surgeons at the Harman Eye Clinic understand that providing excellence in vision correction treatment and patient care is never an accident. Excellence is achieved by insisting on the highest standards of operations and performance. Together, the ophthalmologists at the Harman Eye Clinic set the gold standard not only in cataract surgery but in customized, bladeless LASIK surgery and other vision correction procedures as well.
Drs. Ballon, Wietharn and Bajenova perform leading-edge "micro-incision, no-stitch" cataract surgery with premium intraocular lens implants (IOLs). They begin cataract surgery by making a miniscule, self-sealing incision in the eye. They use this incision to access the cataract-diseased eye lens. During a step called "phacoemulsification," the Everett cataract surgeons use ultrasound energy to fragment the cataractous (cloudy) eye lens before flushing or suctioning out the pieces from the eye. They then replace the cataract-diseased eye lens with an IOL to restore clear eyesight after the procedure. The Harman Eye Clinic offers a variety of advanced IOLs, including Tecnis multifocal IOLs that allow patients to see clearly at multiple distances and toric IOLs to correct astigmatism, among other lens options.
Cataract surgery is a refractive procedure performed under topical anesthesia, so it is completely painless. Patients of the Harman Eye Clinic are able to achieve dramatic improvement in vision at several distances and are often able to decrease their daily reliance on prescription eyewear — if not eliminate their dependence on glasses and contact lenses completely.
Aside from cataract surgery, the ophthalmologists at the Harman Eye Clinic also offer bladeless CustomVue LASIK, PRK, refractive lens exchange (RLE), glaucoma treatment and many other eye care treatments.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Ballon, Dr. Wietharn or Dr. Bajenova and learn more about your vision correction treatment options, please contact the Harman Eye Clinic by calling (800) 513-0780 today.Email the Surgeon
"Awesome ... as always. Everyone is so professional & kind." Teresa S.
"I have never had a better experience! Everyone there is absolutely awesome and compassionate as well! I am so glad I was referred to them!" Anna F.
"Fabulous experience. Friendly, smart, personable staff. Just an all around easy visit and I usually have anxiety in these situations. Thanks Harman Eye Clinic!" anonymous
"Well organized. Surgical team was outstanding." Don B.
Bruce J. Ballon, MD, earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian studies. He speaks and writes Mandarin fluently. Dr. Ballon received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He completed an internship in internal medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Ballon fulfilled his residency in ophthalmology at the esteemed Duke University Eye Center.
Bruce E. Wietharn, MD, obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology at Johns Hopkins University. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Wietharn completed a transitional internship at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, Calif. He performed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Florida. He also completed an advanced fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute. As a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy medical corps, he served as senior medical officer, head of the medical department and a radiation health officer, in addition to serving as a primary care physician in the Everett Naval Branch Medical Clinic. During his service, he was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service.
Natalia V. Bajenova, MD, is a native of Russia who first attended Khabarovsk Medical University in Khabarovsk, Russia, before coming to the United States. She then completed her Bachelor of Science degree in biology, with a minor in music, graduating cum laude from the University of Washington. Dr. Bajenova earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Washington School of Medicine, graduating with honors. She fulfilled her residency in ophthalmology at the Kellogg Eye Center.
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