Joseph W. King, MD

17600 NE Delfel Road
Vancouver, Washington 98642

(800) 250-9572

Dr. Joseph W. King
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About King LASIK: A Leading-Edge LASIK Surgery Practice in Portland

Dr. Joseph W. King is a board-certified ophthalmologist who has successfully performed more than 60,000 vision correction procedures. He leads the medical and surgical team of King LASIK (formerly known as Clearly LASIK), a state-of-the-art eye care practice serving patients throughout the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Dr. King's prolific career spans more than 15 years and includes a number of impressive accomplishments. He co-founded King LASIK, served as Medical Director of premier eye care centers in Washington, California and Canada and has traveled the world as a recognized authority in the field of vision correction surgery. Dr. King also teaches eye surgeons worldwide and is a respected lecturer, educator and clinical practitioner. In addition, he has served as a clinical investigator for various clinical research studies in refractive surgery.

Dr. King and his team at King LASIK are frequently sought after by professional athletes, politicians, military personnel, law enforcement officers, celebrities and other prominent personalities whose careers depend on clear vision.


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

The eye surgeons of King LASIK remain on the leading edge of innovation in vision correction technology and surgical technique, which allows them to excel on every front in the industry and deliver outstanding vision correction results. They were selected to participate in early clinical trials on the use of excimer laser technology for corneal reshaping. The highly regarded surgeons of King LASIK focus on using their extensive experience and top technology to provide the optimum visual result for each patient.


About Our Portland King LASIK Practice

Each team member of King LASIK, providing LASIK in Portland, has been hand-selected and trained by our skilled eye surgeons. For laser vision correction, our eye surgeons use only advanced technologies that have been proven to promote safety and quality results. In order to provide each LASIK Portland patient with customized treatment, our surgeons use the latest custom wavefront technology and the Orbscan state-of-the-art diagnostic system, which provides a three-dimensional map of the patient's cornea.

All our King LASIK Portland LASIK patients are given the choice to undergo bladeless LASIK eye surgery with IntraLase technology. This leading-edge laser is used to create the corneal flap, a thin piece of tissue that is folded back to allow access to the underlying cornea. All-laser LASIK leads to the very best quality of vision after LASIK surgery. For those who prefer the conventional LASIK method, our surgeons are highly skilled in using the microkeratome blade for safe corneal flap creation.

Although our surgeons have access to the most advanced technology and leading-edge laser vision correction systems, they are extremely conservative in their approach to patient care. Our King LASIK surgeons will only perform eye surgery on the most ideal candidate, knowing they can deliver outstanding vision correction results safely.

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Meet Dr. Joseph W. King

Joseph W. King, MD, earned his medical degree from the University of British Columbia, School of Medicine in Vancouver, Canada. Dr. King is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he served as Chief Resident his final year. To advance his clinical proficiency, Dr. King underwent a one-year specialized training in laser vision correction at the University of South Florida Eye Institute. He has focused his whole career on vision correction surgery. Dr. King has served as a clinical investigator in various clinical trials, allowing him to become one of the first eye 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 laser vision correction software. Dr. King is usually one of the first surgeons to introduce new technologies in refractive surgery. 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. He 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 certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Canadian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.


"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


"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


"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


"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

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