Joseph W. King, MD
Dr. Joseph King is the Official LASIK Surgeon
of the Vancouver Canucks
1020-4710 Kingsway MetroTowers 1
Burnaby, BC, V5H 4M2
Serving Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver LASIK Eye Surgery Patients
Dr. Joseph W. King is a widely respected laser eye surgeon who provides vision correction procedures to patients throughout the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. A board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. King has performed more than 60,000 laser eye surgeries in his 15-plus years of experience. He is the co-founder of King LASIK (formerly known as Clearly LASIK), a renowned vision correction practice, and has previously served as the medical director of several other laser refractive centers in California, Washington and Canada.
Highly esteemed for his surgical skills, Dr. King often receives invitations to provide instruction to his colleagues and to present at professional ophthalmology conferences in North America and internationally. His standing within the field of ophthalmology has also allowed him to serve as clinical investigator for several refractive surgery research projects.
As evidence of the high level of trust he has earned among his patients and colleagues, Dr. King is frequently chosen to perform LASIK on professionals who depend heavily on clear vision to earn their living, including other refractive surgeons and doctors, professional athletes, military navigators and sharpshooters, commercial and air force pilots and law enforcement officers. Dr. King also has the distinct honor of serving as the official LASIK surgeon of the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League.
Dr. King has focused his whole career on vision correction surgery.
The surgeons of King LASIK are well-known as pioneers in the advancement of vision correction technology. Having participated in the early clinical trials for the use of excimer lasers to treat refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism), they have received invitations to train and lecture other surgeons in Canada and abroad. The King LASIK surgeons derive great satisfaction from applying their knowledge, experience and technological know-how to provide outstanding laser vision correction results to each patient entrusted to their care.
More About King LASIK in Vancouver
King LASIK Vancouver surgeons use the latest custom wavefront technology to perform each LASIK procedure. To prepare and evaluate each patient for surgery, the most advanced diagnostic tools are used, including the Orbscan. This state-of-the-art system produces a three-dimensional image of the patient's cornea and delivers the most detailed information possible to assess the patient's candidacy for LASIK surgery.
When creating the corneal flap, a necessary stage in the LASIK treatment, King Vancouver LASIK is performed with the traditional microkeratome blade or IntraLase technology (for blade-free LASIK). IntraLase uses pulses of laser light to create a precisely calibrated flap without any cutting. Once the flap has been created, the surgeon uses an excimer laser to alter the shape of cornea according to the patient's individualized diagnostic information. While the King LASIK surgeons are pioneers in their field, they are conservative in their approach to patient care and recommend that only the most ideal candidates undergo laser vision correction surgery.
More About Dr. King, LASIK Surgeon in Vancouver
Joseph W. King, MD, completed his medical degree at the University of British Columbia, School of Medicine in Vancouver, Canada. A dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada, he performed his residency in ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was selected Chief Resident. Dr. King next underwent a one-year specialized training in laser vision correction at the University of South Florida Eye Institute.
Having dedicated his entire career to vision correction surgery, Dr. King has served as a clinical investigator for several research studies. This experience 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. During a subsequent research effort, he was the second surgeon in the world to perform treatments with another laser vision correction software.
Dr. King is a leader in the field when it comes to introducing 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. He is a proud member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Canadian 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
"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
"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
"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 regret...is that I didn't do it SOONER. King LASIK is awesome!"
Gillian Foote, 100.3FM The Bear Morning Show
"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