Joseph W. King, MD

900 SW 16th Street, Suite 200
Renton, Washington 98055

(800) 250-9572

Dr. Joseph W. King
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Seattle Laser Eye Surgery and Vision Correction by King LASIK

Dr. Joseph W. King is a highly skilled, board-certified ophthalmologist and the co-founder of Clearly LASIK, now called King LASIK, a leading-edge vision correction practice serving patients throughout the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Recognized as one of the most skilled and experienced eye surgeons, Dr. King has more than 15 years of clinical experience performing vision correction procedures, during which time he has helped more than 60,000 laser eye surgery patients obtain better vision. Dr. King has served as the Medical Director of leading laser refractive surgery centers in Canada, Washington and California State.

As a result of his outstanding clinical skills, Dr. King is frequently asked to train other LASIK eye surgeons, and to present at professional refractive surgery meetings worldwide. In addition, he has served as a clinical investigator for various clinical research studies in refractive surgery.

Among the many thousands of previous patients who have selected Dr. King for their vision correction needs are other refractive surgeons and physicians, air force and commercial pilots, professional athletes, lawyers, CEOs, actors, professional photographers, military navigators and sharpshooters, law enforcement officers, dentists and many thousands of people whose occupations and interests depend on super vision.


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

The King LASIK surgeons are on the cutting edge of technology for advancements in vision correction surgery. They have been invited to lecture and to train other surgeons throughout the United States and internationally. They also participated in the early clinical trials and the first clinical use of the excimer lasers for reshaping the cornea to correct for myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. These gifted surgeons focus on using their extensive experience and top technology to provide the optimum visual result for each patient.


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Each staff member of King LASIK, serving LASIK Seattle patients, has been hand-selected and personally trained by the LASIK surgeons. For LASIK surgery, only the latest custom wavefront technology is used. This exciting laser technology provides for a highly accurate measurement of the corneal curvature, and then a customized laser ablation profile for each eye. To prepare and evaluate each patient for surgery, the most advanced diagnostic tools are used, including the Orbscan. The Orbscan produces a three-dimensional image of the cornea and provides the most detailed information currently available to evaluate whether each patient is a good candidate for surgery.

King LASIK Seattle LASIK patients can choose between the traditional microkeratome blade and IntraLase technology to create the corneal flap. IntraLase technology is able to program the dimensions of your corneal flap, and by using ultra-fast pulses of laser light, creates the flap without any cutting to provide the patient with a "blade-free" treatment. Studies have documented that LASIK performed with the Intralase and a wavefront guided treatment provides the very best postoperative vision.

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

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More About the King LASIK Surgeon in Seattle

Joseph W. King, MD, completed his medical degree at the University of British Columbia, School of Medicine in Vancouver, Canada. Dr. King is a dual U.S. and Canadian citizen and performed his residency in ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was selected as Chief Resident. To further enhance his skills, 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 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 the other new laser vision correction software during another recent clinical study. Dr. King is usually one of the first surgeons to introduce new leading-edge technologies in refractive surgery. Over the past decade, Dr. King 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 proud member of several professional organizations, including 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.


"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


"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


"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


"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

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