Stephen Phillips, MD

Sound Eye & Laser
1229 Madison Street, #1250
Seattle, Washington 98104

(866) 774-9105

Dr. Stephen Phillips
Dr. Stephen Phillips

Sound Eye & Laser offers LASIK, PRK and Cataracts in Seattle, Burien, Bellevue, Renton, Washington by Dr. Stephen Phillips

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Stephen G. Phillips, MD, is a board certified ophthalmologist and a highly-skilled LASIK surgeon. Dr. Phillips feels strongly about the life-changing benefits of refractive surgery and has undergone refractive surgery himself. He personally identifies with the cares and concerns of his patients and believes in working closely with each patient to address his or her unique considerations to achieve success.

Dr. Phillips employs the latest advances in technology at his Seattle office.

Dr. Phillips recognized the importance and potential in the emerging field of refractive surgery and was one of the first ophthalmologists to complete a fellowship in corneal refractive surgery, the subspecialty of ophthalmology, which includes LASIK and other forms of laser vision correction. He has taught refractive surgery techniques to ophthalmologists in this country and abroad. He is a past president of the Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons and a recipient of their Distinguished Service Award. He stays on the cutting edge of new developments in LASIK and is heavily involved in research and consulting related to advancements in refractive surgery, including speaking at national meetings and serving as a principal investigator for FDA trials of new laser procedures, Dr. Phillips has performed thousands of procedures on patients from all walks of life, including many other health care professionals, including other ophthalmologists.

Contact Dr. Phillips' Seattle-based Sound Eye & Laser center today at (866) 774-9105 to schedule your free vision correction consultation to determine your candidacy for LASIK surgery. The consultation will include all of the measurements for surgery and a complete eye examination with dilation.

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Dr. Phillips has performed thousands of procedures at his surgical center in Seattle.

Sound Eye & Laser center is a state-of-the-art vision correction facility boasting a team of highly-motivated refractive surgeons and professionals. Patients undergoing treatment at Sound Eye & Laser are assured of a comfortable and enjoyable vision correction experience. Our LASIK center is contained within a dedicated operating room, which is inspected by the state and licensed by Medicare. Our excimer laser for LASIK is kept in an advanced climate controlled environment for optimal results.

We employ the latest advances in technology to deliver the most up-to-date treatments for our patients, updating our equipment and a technique as the field improves. Some of these advancements include Wavefront and corneal topography mapping, Wavefront informed optimization of the LASIK treatment and customization of treatment in the selection of the optical and transition zones, and performing a very detailed and exacting examination before surgery to detect and potential concerns. We study our surgical results with computerized outcomes analysis software to track our patients and further improve our treatments.

More about Stephen G. Phillips, MD

Stephen G. Phillips, MD, received his undergraduate degree with honors from Williams College, later attending the University of Washington to complete pre-medical studies. Dr. Phillips earned his Doctorate of Medicine from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York before completing an internal medicine internship at Lenox Hill Hospital. He returned to Albert Einstein College of Medicine to complete his ophthalmology residency, and culminated his formal ophthalmic education with specialty fellowship training in the emerging field of keratorefractive surgery, studying under the world renowned ophthalmologist, J. Charles Casebeer, MD, Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology of the University of Utah. Subsequently, he has studied under the late Donald Johnson, MD, an innovator in laser vision correction in Vancouver B.C., and has served as Medical Director and Chief LASIK Surgeon for the ICON Laser Vision Center in Seattle before establishing hi own LASIK center within his private practice in 2001.

"I couldn't be happier in my decision to have the eye surgery. All of the staff are so supportive and upbeat, and I am getting such good attention even now, 3 months after the surgery! Thanks for improving the quality of my life!" —Dan Dierdorff, Banker


"Lasik has made a huge improvement in my life. I am able to now work my 24 hour shifts, at least without visual discomfort. The process proved to be so smooth that I have almost forgotten my 49 years with glasses." —Anna Daniel, MD


"What did, and has continued to impress me the most is Doctor Phillips' focus on my well being. During the screening procedure for the surgery his staff became concerned about my elevated eye pressures." —Judy Coovert, Printcom, Inc.


"It has been the best decision I've ever made. No more contacts or glasses! From pre-op to post-op, the care at Sound Eye and Laser is first class." —Scott Iverson, Grocery Store Owner


"Being able to see the small print on a restaurant menu or reading a map without having to use reading glasses has made my life easier. I definitely recommend having the CK procedure done! Thanks a ton!" —Tom Olsen


"Finally, I can see clearly like other people without the constant worry of loosing my contacts or needing eye drops and messy solutions. I am thrilled with the outcome and only regret waiting so long to do it." —Patricia Slaughter, Hair Stylist


Dr. Phillips is affiliated with a number of professional medical societies, some of which include: The American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Washington State Medical Association, the King County Medical Society, and the Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (Past President, Annual Meeting Chairman, and WSMA Ophthalmology Section Annual Scientific Section Chairman, and recipient of the Distinguished Service Award). He serves on the medical staff of Swedish Medical Center and Highline Medical Center and donates professional services to numerous charitable organizations.

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