Joseph W. King, MD
Colin Nelson, MD

Victoria Corneal Laser Centre
201-3550 Saanich Road
Victoria, British Columbia V8X 1X2

(800) 250-9572

Dr. Joseph W.

Dr. Colin

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Victoria Laser Eye Surgery and Vision Correction by King LASIK

The King LASIK surgeons are board-certified ophthalmologists who specialize in laser vision correction and other advanced techniques in refractive surgery. They are among the most experienced refractive surgeons in the world, with a combined total of more than 100,000 LASIK procedures performed. The King LASIK centers are 100 percent medically directed by these highly skilled surgeons. Importantly, many of the doctors and staff of the King LASIK centers have undergone LASIK refractive surgery, so they have intimate knowledge of laser vision correction from a patient's perspective.


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

The King LASIK surgeons are leaders in the advancement of vision correction surgery technology. Due to their knowledge and experience, they have been invited to train and lecture other surgeons in Canada and other nations. In addition, they were involved in the early clinical trials and first clinical use of excimer lasers to treat myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism by reshaping the cornea. These gifted surgeons are committed to using their extensive experience and top technology to improve patients' quality of life through advanced laser vision correction procedures.


The high level of trust earned by the surgeons of King LASIK is evident by the fact that they are the first choice among many patients who rely heavily on clear vision for their livelihood, including other refractive surgeons and physicians, law enforcement officers, professional photographers, air force and commercial pilots, professional athletes and others.

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When performing LASIK surgery, the surgeons of King LASIK use the latest custom wavefront technology. This leading-edge technology provides an extremely accurate measurement of the corneal curvature and an individualized laser ablation profile for each eye. Prior to surgery, the Orbscan diagnostic system is used to evaluate the patient's candidacy. The Orbscan produces a 3-D image of the cornea and supplies highly detailed information to help the surgeon evaluate whether the patient is a good candidate for surgery.

When completing the corneal flap stage of LASIK surgery, King LASIK Victoria surgeons use either a traditional microkeratome blade or, when performing "blade-free" or "all-laser" LASIK, IntraLase technology. IntraLase technology involves the use of extremely fast pulses of laser light to create a precise flap without any cutting.

Although King LASIK surgeons are strong advocates of laser vision correction technology, they take a conservative approach to patient selection and safety. Their reputation for optimal surgical outcomes is built on their highly ethical practice of recommending surgery for only the most qualified candidates. In addition, to ensure maximum patient safety, each King staff member who assists with laser eye surgery in Victoria has received training directly from the LASIK surgeons.

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Joseph W. King, MD, completed his medical degree at the University of British Columbia, School of Medicine in Vancouver, Canada. He performed his residency in ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was made Chief Resident. Dr. King then completed a one-year specialized training in laser vision correction at the University of South Florida Eye Institute.

Having served the needs of vision correction patients for more than 15 years, Dr. King has successfully performed more than 60,000 laser eye surgery procedures. He has served as a clinical investigator for several research studies. As a result, in 2010 he became one of the first Vancouver laser eye surgery providers in the world to perform laser vision correction surgery using the latest generation of custom wavefront-guided technology. In addition, he was the second surgeon in the world to perform treatments with a different laser vision correction software during another recent clinical study.

Dr. King prides himself on being among the first surgeons to introduce many leading-edge technologies in laser vision correction. 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 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.

Colin Nelson, MD, trained in corneal disease and surgery at the Corneo Plastic Centre in East Grinstead, England. During his 12 years of performing refractive surgeries, Dr. Nelson has completed 12,500 LASIK and PRK procedures, including those of his staff, colleagues and family members. He has developed techniques that have been adopted throughout the vision correction field to improve patient results. Dr. Nelson is a recognized author and lecturer who is often asked to lend his expertise to his peers' most difficult cases.

Dr. Nelson has been the Victoria Corneal Laser Centre's head surgeon since 1994. He is a member of the Canadian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the British Columbia Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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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