Richard C. Bowe, MD
Mark W. Taylor, MD
Niraj P. Patel, MD
Pacific Northwest Eye Associates
2202 S. Cedar Street, Suite 100
Tacoma, Washington 98405
Dr. Richard C.
Dr. Mark W.
Dr. Niraj P.
The LASIK surgeons of Pacific Northwest Eye Associates are board-certified ophthalmologists who specialize in vision correction surgery. These gifted surgeons are recognized throughout Tacoma and the Pacific Northwest for their success in LASIK refractive surgery. Many patients have sought their skilled hands for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. These surgeons take a personalized approach and ensure that a LASIK surgeon is involved with every patient during each step of the vision correction process, from evaluation to surgery.
The eye doctors of Pacific Northwest Eye Associates have provided the highest quality eye care to the patients in the Tacoma area for more than 30 years. Our LASIK surgeons continue this tradition of superior patient care and focus on providing excellent LASIK surgical outcomes for each patient.
More About Pacific Northwest Eye Associates
The three highly experienced LASIK surgeons of Pacific Northwest Eye Associates use only the best excimer laser technology to perform conventional and state-of-the-art wavefront guided custom LASIK surgery. The VISX Star S4 wavefront excimer laser system is used for laser vision correction for our patients. This highly advanced system provides a precise measurement of the corneal curvature. This "corneal map" is then programmed into the laser so that a customized ablation profile is used to reshape the cornea. In addition to LASIK, our surgeons also offer photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) surgery. The first step in eliminating your dependence on contact lenses or glasses is to contact us for a free LASIK evaluation.
The Pacific Northwest Eye Associates is also a comprehensive eye care facility that provides the newest technology in cataract surgery, treatment for macular degeneration, glaucoma diagnosis and treatment, diabetic eye disease treatment, pediatric eye care, as well as routine eye examinations. Please contact us to learn more about the superior care offered by our ophthalmologists and staff.
What Do Patients Say About the LASIK Surgeons at Pacific Northwest Eye Associates?
"Growing up with glasses and contacts was a hassle and inconvenient at so many different levels. It is an indescribable feeling to wake up in the morning and actually see the alarm clock, to be able to jump in the car and take off without scrounging for my glasses first, to look down without glasses falling off of my head or to look in the dishwasher without them steaming up. When I am so tired, my eyes will not stay open anymore. After LASIK surgery, I can close them right away without fishing contacts out of my eyes first. I am able to look at a computer screen or read a book without the headache of finding my glasses or putting my contacts in. I knew how excited I would be after I had LASIK done but I did not fully realize how much it would change my everyday tasks and how grateful I would be that these tasks are now just that much easier to accomplish. Centered on the entertainment center my glasses sit, and as I walk by and out the front door I smile, knowing I don't have to pick them up again." Laura L.
"We have had two other eye doctors in our lifetime, however none compare to the knowledge, and quality of care and service my wife and I have received from your staff. My wife had severe eye problems this past week and you managed to squeeze her in and do a full examination, reviewing the problems and advising her, relieving her and me of the worry of not knowing the problem. I cannot, nor can Robin, convey how important this and the other services you have done for us are. You will have our loyalty for a lifetime. " David & Robin B.
"Thank you very much for the excellent work your staff did for me on my right eye. I am absolutely pleased. All the ladies that helped me in the testing phase and before and after treatment at surgery time did an outstanding job and were very professional. You can be proud of their work. I'm still pinching myself to see if this is real. 20/20 and brighter colors got to love it! Thank you again." Al W.
More About the LASIK Surgeons
Richard C. Bowe, MD, obtained his undergraduate degree from University of Washington and his medical degree from the University of Washington, School of Medicine. Dr. Bowe entered the United States Army after medical school and performed his residency in ophthalmology at the Brooke General Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He has practiced ophthalmology in the Tacoma area since 1971 and is considered a pioneer in refractive surgery. He was the first ophthalmic surgeon in Pierce County to perform RK (radial keratotomy), PRK, and LASIK. Dr. Bowe is very active in the local and national medical and ophthalmology societies.
Mark W. Taylor, MD, graduated with honors from the University of Washington and received his medical degree from the Northwestern University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the McGaw Medical Center. Dr. Taylor is certified, along with the other LASIK surgeons, at Pacific Northwest Eye Associates on the wavescan custom LASIK procedure. He is an active member of the local and national ophthalmology societies.
Niraj P. Patel, MD is a nationally recognized, fellowship trained cornea, cataract and vision correction specialist. He has been performing complex eye surgical procedures for more than 15 years and has personally performed over 15,000 cases. He has been chosen for inclusion in "America's Top Ophthalmologists" and voted one of the "Top Doctors" for eight consecutive years by Seattle Magazine and Seattle Metropolitan Magazine.