Gary W. Chung, MD
Brice R. Nicholson, DO
John S. Jarstad, MD

Evergreen Eye Center

Federal Way Office
34719 6th Avenue South
Federal Way, Washington 98003
(253) 874-3969

Auburn Office
700 M Street NE
Auburn, Washington 98002
(253) 833-3000

Burien Office
14031 Ambaum Boulevard Southwest
Burien, Washington 98166
(206) 244-2398

Enumclaw Office
2820 Griffin Avenue, Suite 101
Enumclaw, Washington 98022
(360) 802-4549

Dr. Gary W.

Dr. Brice R.

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Welcome to Evergreen Eye Center, Specializing in Precision Laser Surgery in Federal Way, Burien, Auburn and Enumclaw

At Evergreen Eye Center you can expect to receive the best possible vision results in a safe, attentive and comfortable environment. Our physicians address each patient's unique eye care needs, including existing medical concerns, with special treatment. That's the Evergreen Eye Center difference — and it's one you'll notice right away.

Everything Evergreen Eye Center does is in the best interest of our patients. Using advanced technology in our state-of-the-art surgical suite, our highly skilled surgeons have the ability to treat a variety of vision impairments, including nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. In fact, our surgeons have performed thousands of successful eye surgery procedures that have changed the lives of many of our patients by eliminating their dependence on glasses and contacts.

For more than 25 years, Evergreen Eye Center has offered patients a comprehensive selection of vision services, including laser vision correction, cataract surgery, intraocular lenses and eye disorder diagnosis and treatment. Our four Seattle- and Tacoma-area Evergreen Eye Center clinics are within a 20-minute driving distance from anywhere in South King County and are ready to serve you.

The staff at Evergreen Eye Center are dedicated to providing each patient with superior eye health care.

To schedule a one-on-one consultation with one of Evergreen Eye Center's doctors and learn more about how you can reduce your need for glasses or contacts, call (800) 340-3595.

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More About Our Surgeons

Evergreen Eye Center's five ophthalmologists trained at some of the top eye surgery programs in the country and are among the nation's leading eye care professionals. With their wide-ranging experience and talents, the doctors at Evergreen Eye Center are able to help almost every patient with their vision needs. All of the surgeons at Evergreen Eye Center are members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.

LASIK Success Stories

For more comments from these and other patients, please visit Evergreen Eye Center's website.

"Other medical procedures I've had weren't so pleasant...let's just say that. I've had some minor surgeries and sutures and things like that. Compared to any medical situation I've been in, this was the easiest. It was the least time consuming and I had instant results without any pain. I would do it again in a heartbeat and would recommend Evergreen Eye Center to anyone." —Dave Warf, Firefighter

"My perception of Evergreen Eye Center was just the openness and friendliness of everyone there. I felt like I was their #1 client coming through the door and I really, really like that feeling. I had the surgery done in the afternoon and I was in and out of the office within the hour. My eyes were light sensitive the first night, so I just kept them covered for the evening and slept through the night with no problems whatsoever. The next day I came in for a post-operative visit and my vision was very clear. And now my vision is perfect...20-20...if not better." —Tara Craig, CPA

"It was such a hassle to ride my horse in the rain and have my glasses get fogged up, or to lunge my horse in the arena and have dust on my glasses. When I first got my horse I was thrown off, so wearing glasses while I rode even was a danger. Luckily my glasses didn't break when I fell off, but they (the glasses) went flying and were bent. I used to tell my neighbors, 'If I don't wave at you it's because I can't see you.' I heard about Evergreen Eye Center from a friend and was relieved to find out that I was a candidate for the surgery -- I thought I was too nearsighted to be considered. Now my vision is very clear. I wave at the neighbors now and I can actually see who the neighbors are. I can see my horse all the way across the pasture. Driving at night it's just amazing. I can see so much clearer at night. The oncoming headlights don't bother me at all." —Terry Jackson, Equestrian

"I think the most interesting thing for me is that my optometrist said this (LASIK) couldn't be done. Then I went to Evergreen Eye Center. They did the evaluation and were able to perform the surgery and it was tremendously successful. My vision is better than 20-20 and it has been since the day after the surgery. Probably the most impactful benefit is being on a golf course and seeing that drive that you just hit land!" —Gordon McFadden, CEO Emeritus Helly Hansen

"My worsening vision was a problem throughout my adolescence. I struggled with simple things like recognizing a friend walking down the hall or seeing a chalkboard from the center of the room. I knew something had to change. The staff at Evergreen Eye Center was friendly and extremely helpful when informing me about my decision to undergo LASIK. The operation was quick and painless and my full 20/15 vision was restored. I now work as a fashion stylist where attention to detail is crucial and good vision is a must. I am so thankful for Evergreen Eye Center and my decision to get Laser Eye Surgery." —Kelly Kingston, Fashion Stylist

"When I finished the surgery at Evergreen Eye Center, ten minutes later I could see, and for the first time in 35 years I could see without any contact lenses. I could see distance and I could see close up. Before the surgery I not only had to wear my contact lenses, I had to wear reading glasses for close-up work. Now I just have nothing. It's perfect. Glasses and contacts are no longer an expense of mine." —Mike Eguchi, Broadcasting Executive

More About Evergreen Eye Center

The entire staff at Evergreen Eye Center is dedicated to providing you the highest level of eye care possible. From routine exams to highly specialized treatments, we are committed to preserving and improving your vision.

Evergreen Eye Center surgeons provide a wide array of vision correction procedures including LASIK, PRK, placement of implantable collamer lenses (ICL) and refractive lens exchange (RLE). For LASIK and PRK we use the VISX STAR S4 excimer laser, including custom wavefront technology and iris registration software. Wavefront technology measures and corrects, for each individual patient, tiny imperfections in the eyes. Iris registration allows us to accurately follow and treat the eye safely, in real time, during surgery.

If you have a visually significant cataract, we may recommend cataract surgery as a better option for you. Our center offers bladeless femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery, the most advanced cataract surgery technology available today. Our pioneering surgeons were the first in Washington state to offer this revolutionary new procedure (which can even treat astigmatism) and have performed thousands of procedures since 2012. We also offer advanced implantable lenses for use during your cataract surgery, including the Crystalens®, ReSTOR® and Tecnis® multifocal lenses. Treatment for glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration is also available at Evergreen Eye Center.

More About the Physicians at Evergreen Eye Center

Gary W. Chung, MD, performs laser vision correction including LASIK, LASEK, PRK and implantable collamer lens (ICL) surgery, as well as bladeless and micro-incisional cataract survey. He specializes in the treatment of corneal disorders and other external diseases of the eye. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago and a subspecialty fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Chung has participated in numerous research studies, has published articles in major ophthalmology journals and is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has been voted one of the Puget Sound region's Top Doctors in Ophthalmology by Seattle Magazine (2014 and 2015). He was also named a Top Doctor in Ophthalmology by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine in 2013.

Brice R. Nicholson, DO, specializes in laser vision and micro-incisional cataract surgery, as well as treatment of diseases of the anterior segment of the eye. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is certified for the implantable collamer lens (ICL) procedure and LASIK. He completed his medical residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, where he served as Chief Resident. He has served as a medical officer at the United States Naval Academy and has performed surgery all over the world. Dr. Nicholson served as Chairman of the Ophthalmology Department, as well as Director of the Warfighter Refractive Surgery Center at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii and brings with him the experience of having performed thousands of refractive and cataract surgeries for both active duty members and civilians. He completed his military career at Naval Hospital Bremerton.

John S. Jarstad, MD, is the Founder and CEO Emeritus of Evergreen Eye Center and specializes in laser vision correction surgery and bladeless and microincisional cataract surgery. He is certified for the implantable collamer lens (ICL) procedure and LASIK. He also focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the anterior segment of the eye. He completed his medical residency and internship at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Jarstad is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has been named one of America's top ophthalmologists by the Consumers' Research Council of America. He has also been ranked as one of Americas 25 Leaders in Laser Vision Correction by Newsweek magazine.

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