Our Portland North LASIK Center
At King LASIK in North Portland, Dr. Joseph King and Dr. Gary Filmore combine the latest laser corrective technology with a high-standard of customer service to provide world-class care to patients in a clean, comfortable office. Dr. King is one of the region’s most accomplished LASIK surgeons, with a record of experience including more than 150,000 successful LASIK surgeries, helping patients, including pilots, celebrities, and professional athletes in the Portland area realize their dreams of clear vision.
We’re located at 17600 NE Delfel Road, Vancouver, WA 98642.
If you’re coming from the south, head north on I-5 N. About 2.2 miles after you pass Billygan's Roadhouse on your right, take exit 9 for NE 179th St toward Battle Ground, then turn left onto NE 179th St. In 0.2 miles, turn left onto NE Delfel Rd. In 0.3 miles, soon after passing Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds on your right, turn left to stay on NE Delfel Rd. In another 500 ft, we’ll be on your left.
If you’re coming from the southwest, head northwest on I-205 N. Soon after you pass Albertsons on your right, you’ll merge onto I-5 N. In 1.3 miles, take exit 9 for NE 197th St toward Battle Ground. Turn left onto NE 179th St, and in 0.2 miles turn left again, onto NE Delfel Rd. In 0.3 miles, turn left once more to stay on NE Delfel Rd. In a couple hundred feet, you’ll pass Birkenstock Northwest on your left, and we’ll be just after that, also on your left.
NORTH PORTLAND EYECARE SERVICES
OUR OPHTHALMOLOGISTS AT THIS LOCATION
DR. JOSEPH KING
Over the years, Dr. Joseph King has performed more than 100,000 procedures and has helped over 55,000 patients improve their quality of life through laser eye surgery. To deliver the best possible results, Dr. Joseph King uses the latest surgical and diagnostic technologies. Due to his considerable skill and experience, Dr. King is recognized as one of Vancouver & Seattle’s top LASIK doctors who has helped many pilots, sharpshooters, military navigators, and professional athletes achieve clear eyesight.
DR. GARY FILLMORE
Dr. Gary Fillmore is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in refractive surgeries such as iLASIK and CustomVue PRK, as well as custom cataract surgery. He is certified in the use of many laser vision correction technologies including the VISX Star S4 Excimer Laser System and the Intralase Femtosecond Laser.
Dr. Fillmore is excited about the vision correction technologies available today, and is confident in performing these procedures even on family and close friends. He performed LASIK on his wife, Jennifer, in 2008. She now enjoys excellent vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses, and reports that it is the best thing she has ever had done for herself.
RELIABLE LASIK IN NORTH PORTLAND
Here are a few ways that we set the standard for LASIK in the Portland area:
CUTTING-EDGE LASER EYE SURGERY
When you schedule a LASIK procedure, you want to know that you’re going to get surgery that’s not only quick and painless, but also that’s done right. That’s the promise we make at King LASIK Portland North. To accomplish this for every patient that comes into our office, we’ve invested in the industry’s best technology, from the scanning equipment we use to precisely diagnose patients to the surgical technology we use to carry out the LASIK treatment.
Using the VISX Star S4 laser platform with WaveScan technology, Dr. King and Dr, Filmore can perform laser eye surgery with high precision. We also use a specialized laser to cut the corneal flap, eliminating the risks that come with using a handheld blade at any point during the procedure. The result is that thousands of patients like you are enjoying the sights and sounds of the Portland area with perfect vision provided by the team at King LASIK Portland North.
CUSTOMIZED LASIK PROCEDURES
The specialists at King LASIK Portland North achieve the industry’s best results by looking at LASIK a little differently. Instead of adopting a “one size fits all” method for everyone they see, Dr. King and Dr. Filmore believe in customizing LASIK procedures the needs of individual patients, whether a case involves nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or other refractive vision issues. This is done through a combination of preparations, including:
- Comprehensive eye exams
- Cutting-edge scanning technology
- A review of patient eye care history
The result is a procedure targeted to the unique needs of each patient that we see. Dr. King and his team use customized treatment to give everyone access to the 20/20 vision they deserve, which is why most of the patients that come to King LASIK Portland North for their laser corrective surgery recommend us to their friends, colleagues, and family members.
Learn more by reading reviews from satisfied patients, and view videos featuring past patients who have gladly volunteered to share their story of a successful LASIK experience for others who may be considering taking that final step to better vision.
THE BENEFITS OF LASIK
Why should you speak set up a LASIK consultation with King LASIK? Because the benefits of getting LASIK speak for themselves. Here are just a few of the ways your life can be improved with quick and easy laser eye surgery.
LASIK ELIMINATES THE NEED FOR GLASSES OR CONTACTS
The need to wear glasses or contacts at all times will never be as convenient as simply not needing them. Most patients that have LASIK done enjoy 20/20 vision for years, meaning that purchasing glasses or making sure you have a supply of contacts will be a thing of the past after having surgery with the doctors at King LASIK.
We also get frequent questions about the long-term safety of LASIK as compared to wearing contacts. Successful LASIK is safer than wearing contacts, because complications are rare and easily treatable immediately after surgery. With contacts, you’re touching plastic or polymer materials to the surface of your eye, which can make it easier to contract infections.
YOU’LL BE ABLE TO ENJOY THE OUTDOORS AGAIN
One of the most impactful ways that LASIK changes the lives of patients like you in the North Portland area is that you’ll find it easier than ever to enjoy the sights and sounds of the outdoors in our beautiful region.
There are a variety of outdoor activities that become more enjoyable after LASIK. Take a stroll through Washington Park and enjoy the International Rose Test Garden or Japanese Garden. Walk or jog along the Willamette Waterfront. Stop for some shopping at the Saturday Market. If you’re an animal lover, check out the Oregon Zoo. Explore the grounds of Pittock Mansion and its beautiful view of the Portland skyline.
WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING
LASIK FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Like any procedure related to your health, you’re bound to have questions and concerns about the process of getting laser eye surgery. Here are the answers to some of the questions that we hear most often:
HOW MUCH DOES LASIK COST?
LASIK is a cost-effective solution to vision issues, compared to the lifetime cost of buying eyewear and accessories. With that in mind, “how much does LASIK surgery cost” is a common question without a simple answer. Unfortunately, LASIK isn’t covered by most insurance companies.
Since we customize our procedures to the unique needs of our patients, there’s no set cost for LASIK. It can depend on the equipment used in diagnostic scans and in the actual laser eye surgery. Schedule a consultation with King LASIK to find out more about how we price our services.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR LASIK?
You may be a suitable candidate for LASIK if you are at least 19, have been diagnosed with nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, and depend on glasses or contact lenses to see clearly. Your prescription should be stable for at least 12 months with no changes, and your corneas should be of a certain thickness to withstand the surgery. You should be in good health and free of any eye infections or disease.
The only way to find out for sure if you’re a candidate is by scheduling a consultation with King LASIK in Portland North.
HOW DO I CHOOSE A LASIK SURGEON?
Choosing a LASIK surgeon that you can trust in Portland North comes down to a combination of things. Basically, you should look for a surgical team with the following:
- A record of thousands of successful LASIK surgeries
- Board-certified laser eye surgeons
- Access to the latest diagnostic and surgical technology
- The ability to put you, the patient, at ease
At King LASIK Portland North, we check all the boxes. You’ll find a knowledgeable team that will make the day of your LASIK procedure go as smoothly as possible from start to finish.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT WHEN I SCHEDULE LASIK?
If you’re interested in LASIK surgery, the first thing you should do is schedule a consultation with King LASIK. We’ll carry out an eye exam and a range of diagnostic scans to assess whether or not you’re a good candidate for laser eye surgery in Portland North. If you are, we’ll set up a date for the procedure, which is quick and painless, lasting an average of about 10 minutes from start to finish. Recovery usually takes about a day, and complications are extremely rare.