OUR PORTLAND NORTH LASIK CENTER
At King LASIK in North Portland, Dr. Joseph King and Dr. Gary Fillmore 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 SEATTLE 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 countless 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 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.
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
“I had a great experience at King Lasik in Portland area. All employees were very professional, warm patient, thoughful, and knowledgeable. They care about every client. I was nervious every step of the way, but the staff and doctor kept me calm. I bombarded them with questions and they patiently answered them all. The procedure was quick and for me, painless, I highly recommend King Lasik to anyone.”
“My experience with King LASIK was definitely better than I expected. The staff were friendly and professional. They walked me through the process step-by-step, and answer all the questions and concerns I had. The operation itself was pleasant with the operation staff talking me through it. I would definitely refer my friends and family. Today is the day after and I feel great. I can see clear again! Thank you King LASIK!”
“I love my new eyes! I can finally see clearly after 15+ years of wearing glasses. It has been over a year since my surgery and my eyes are still very clear. I felt comfortable with the whole process. Everyone was friendly and nice at the office. Thank you so much Dr King you have improved my quality of life.”
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LASIK
If you’re considering LASIK with Dr. King and the team at King LASIK, it’s understandable that you might have a few concerns about what to expect. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we get at our Portland South LASIK practice:
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR LASIK?
You’ll be at least be a probable LASIK candidate if you fit the following conditions:
- You’re at least 19 years of age
- You’ve been diagnosed with nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism
- You’ve had a prescription for 12 months with no changes
When you schedule a LASIK consultation with the team at King LASIK Portland South, we’ll be able to tell you definitively if you meet the criteria to be a candidate for LASIK, primarily, by scanning and shape and structure of the cornea to ensure that LASIK wouldn’t present any additional risk to your vision or eye health.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT ON THE DAY OF THE SURGERY?
When you arrive at our South Portland LASIK eye center on the day of your procedure, you’ll check in and undergo final scans to ensure that laser corrective surgery is right choice for you. The procedure itself takes about 10 minutes, and after we’re done, you’ll need about a day to recover before living a life with perfect, 20/20 vision.
HOW MUCH DOES LASIK COST?
One of the most common questions we receive from potential Portland LASIK patients is, “How much is LASIK surgery?” The cost of the procedure varies, depending on factors such as the specific technology used. For example, King LASIK uses the latest technology and premium lasers. It’s difficult to provide patients an accurate pricing quote without meeting you, evaluating your specific vision needs, and determining a plan of treatment. We can discuss your LASIK surgery costs with you during a one-on-one consultation after learning more about you and your goals of treatment.
HOW CAN I FIND THE BEST LASIK SURGEON?
There are many surgeons who can perform LASIK procedures, but few with the combination of experience, expertise, bedside manner, and access to the latest surgical equipment to give you peace of mind you deserve throughout laser eye surgery.
Fortunately, Dr. King, Dr. Fillmore, and the staff at King LASIK South Portland can check all these boxes and will provide a simple, painless, and quick path to better vision.