Joseph W. King, MD

10430 61 Avenue NW, Suite 101
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2J3

(800) 250-9572

Dr. Joseph W. King
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Information for Prospective Edmonton LASIK Eye Surgery Patients

With more than 15 years of experience, Dr. Joseph W. King is recognized as a premier, board-certified ophthalmologist who has successfully performed more than 60,000 vision correction procedures throughout the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. He co-founded Clearly LASIK, which has now become King LASIK, a state-of-the-art vision correction practice serving patients in several locations on both sides of the border.

Dr. King's experience and proven track record of clinical success have taken him around the world presenting at refractive surgery meetings and helping other LASIK eye surgeons advance their proficiency in the field. Dr. King has served as the Medical Director of leading laser refractive surgery centers in Canada, Washington and California and has participated in various clinical research studies in refractive surgery.


Dr. King has focused his whole career on vision correction surgery.

Dr. King is frequently visited by professional athletes and other individuals whose occupations and interests depend on clear vision, including:

  • Physicians
  • Air force and commercial pilots
  • Military navigators
  • Sharpshooters
  • Police officers
  • Lawyers
  • CEOs
  • Actors
  • Professional photographers

Led by Dr. King, the surgeons at King LASIK remain at the forefront of surgical techniques and technologies. Besides lecturing to and training the new generation of surgeons in Canada and around the world, the highly regarded King LASIK surgeons have participated in the early clinical trials for, and the first clinical use of, excimer lasers for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. These gifted ophthalmologists focus on using their extensive experience and leading-edge technology to provide each patient with optimal vision correction results.


King LASIK in Edmonton: Our Commitment to You

Each staff member of King LASIK, serving LASIK Edmonton patients, has been carefully selected and trained by our eye surgeons. For LASIK surgery, only the latest custom wavefront technology is used so that we can obtain the most accurate measurements of the corneal curvature for customized vision correction treatments. Our diagnostic tools, including the advanced Orbscan, provide three-dimensional images of the eye, allowing us to determine each patient's candidacy for LASIK eye surgery.

Our Edmonton Laser Eye Surgery patients can choose to have either blade-free or conventional LASIK, both of which involve the creation of a corneal flap, or thin piece of tissue that is lifted from the eye to expose the stroma (middle layer of the cornea) for laser reshaping. With blade-free LASIK surgery, the IntraLase laser is used to make the flap. With conventional LASIK, a microkeratome blade is used.

Although our King LASIK surgeons are on the leading-edge of laser vision correction technology, they are conservative in their approach to patient care. Their reputation for outstanding surgical outcomes is a result of performing eye surgery on only the most ideal candidates.

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About Dr. Joseph W. King of King LASIK in Edmonton

Joseph W. King, MD, is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada. Dr. King obtained his medical degree at the University of British Columbia, School of Medicine in Vancouver, Canada. He is certified to perform vision correction procedures in both countries. Dr. King completed his residency in ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was named Chief Resident. He continued his education with a one-year specialized training in laser vision correction at the University of South Florida Eye Institute. Dr. King has dedicated his career to refractive surgery and has served as a clinical investigator for various research studies, which allowed him to become one of the first refractive surgeons in the world to perform laser vision correction surgery using the latest generation of custom wavefront-guided technology in 2010. He was the second surgeon in the world to perform treatments with another new laser vision correction software during another recent clinical trial. Dr. King is usually one of the first surgeons to introduce the most recent technologies in refractive surgery. Over the past decade, he was the first surgeon in the Northwestern U.S. and Canada to use the Zyoptix XP microkeratome and the Bausch and Lomb Z-100 laser. Dr. King performed the first surgery in Western North America using Zyoptix-TS software with the Bausch and Lomb laser. He also performed the first iLASIK procedure in Alberta using the IntraLase and AMO VISX laser with wavefront-guided technology and iris registration.

Dr. King is affiliated with many professional organizations, including the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Canadian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.


"This surgery has changed my life forever. I am so grateful for the team at King LASIK for taking their time to answer all of my questions and really caring for me. It is such a great relief to be free from contacts and glasses each day of my active life. I would recommend King LASIK to anyone!"

—Stuart Anderson, Teacher


"I've been wearing glasses and contacts for 15 years. Dr. King and the staff at King LASIK made me feel relaxed and confident about the LASIK procedure. The day after, I had clear 20/15 vision and no pain. Recovery is so quick! The only thing I that I didn't do it SOONER. King LASIK is awesome!"

—Gillian Foote, 100.3FM The Bear Morning Show


"It's amazing how a few minutes completely changed my life! My fear was that my profession in dermatology is very visually oriented and after talking with Dr. King at King LASIK, I was educated about the technology that LASIK was possible for my vision. Clear vision is priceless and that's why I chose Dr. King to perform LASIK for me."

—Stephanie Traut, Dermatologist


"Having clear eye sight is amazing to me. I see better now than I did with contacts. I always had dry eyes and was uncomfortable with contacts in and I didn't like the look or feel of glasses. I am excited about how my upcoming season will go with "new eyes." I wish I had done this years ago."

—Dan Dickau, NBA Player


"King LASIK is the place to go for LASIK. King LASIK uses NASA and Naval Aviator approved Blade-FREE Intralase LASIK. What if you move your eye? Well, they offer a tracking system on their lasers that automatically shuts off if your eye is off track. Trust your eyes to King LASIK."

—Adam Carolla, Nationally Syndicated Radio and TV Personality


"First of all, I thought that the entire staff was very affectionate and warm. They made the procedure feel safe and harmless but still provided the proper facts and possible risks. After treatment, colors are more vibrant and being able to fall asleep is an added bonus! I recommend King LASIK to everyone."

—Troy Hatt, Actor

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