Our Portland North LASIK Center
Our Surgeons at this location
- Dr. Joseph King
- Dr. Gary Filmore
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 90,000 successful LASIK surgeries, helping patients, including pilots, celebrities, and professional athletes in the Portland area realize their dreams of clear vision.
Reliable LASIK in North Portland
Here are a few ways that we set the standard for LASIK in the Portland area:
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.
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions About LASIK
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.
Driving Directions to King LASIK Portland North
From the North: Head south on I-5 S and take exit 9. Turn right onto NE 179th St then take a left onto NE Delfel Rd. Head south passing Bricks and Minifigs and just before Pat Lydon Fireworks, LLC turn left to continue on NE Delfel Rd. We will be located on the left next to Birkenstock Northwest.
From the South: From Fairgrounds Community Park head east on NW 164th St. Take a left onto NE 10th Ave and then pass Big Al’s Specialty Movers. Continue straight onto NE Delfel Rd, and turn right onto NE Delfel Rd. We will be located on the left just past Birkenstock Northwest.
Chin W. Portland, Oregon- LASIK Patient
I have been wanting to have LASIK done for some time. With all of the ads on the radio and on the Internet for LASIK in Portland, it’s hard to filter through all the gimmicks and bait & switch marketing that some of these big chains put out there to get you in the door.
After months of research and multiple “free consultations”,….(7 I think) I chose King Lasik. The staff is amazing and truly care about you as a person not just a number. They were not pushy and I felt really comfortable with them from the first call to set my appointment.
I am happy to say that It’s been 4 days since my procedure and I am more then pleased with my crystal clear vision ! The whole process was care free and the post-op visit was a breeze.
If you’re considering LASIK, don’t waste your time shopping around… I’ve done for you. I would highly recommend King LASIK to anyone wanting a new life glasses/contact free!!
Heidi- Portland area Laser Vision Correction Patient
This has been like a MIRACLE for me! My vision was considered worse than 20/500; I have been wearing glasses since four years old. When I woke up after LASIK, I could read the second hand on my clock… Before, I could not even see the clock as it blended into the wall.
From start to finish, the Portland staff is courteous and kind. My complementary first exam gave me a lot of confidence and a ton of information!
On the day of my surgery, my husband drove me. He was able to come into the surgical suite and even took pictures!
My surgery was performed by Dr. Joe King. His staff told me he has performed over 100,000 of these procedures, so you can have confidence he knows what he’s doing!
Almost all of the staff have had LASIK done on themselves. The day that I went in, the daughter of one of the staff members was undergoing the procedure. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is considering it. It is the best investment I’ve ever made in my eyes! Truly, like a miracle. I hope my own kids get the opportunity to have LASIK done someday. I would recommend this to anyone, if you’re thinking about it, don’t wait!
Go in for your free consultation. You won’t regret it!
Amy – Portland, OR
Wonderful staff and very professional process of laser eye surgery. I was in and out in an hour. I was very nervous since it’s my first surgery of any type ever. The people at King LASIK make sure you are making an informed decision and the staff lets you know the process every step of the way.
Now 3 years later my vision is still perfect and I have no regrets about getting my surgery done here.
Heather- Portland, Oregon LASIK patient
This was the best experience ever! I will recommend anyone wanting to get LASIK, to get it done at KING LASIK. They are clean, friendly, professional, and affordable. Thank you Dr. King and staff.
Kristie- LASIK Portland, Oregon area
The staff at King Lasik was fantastic, they always got me in and out of the office quickly but still answered all of my questions. Dr. King was amazing, after almost 30 years wearing glasses, I now have 20/15 vision and have the freedom to enjoy the activities that I love without the hassle of glasses or not being able to see. Thank You!!!
Nicole- Portland, Oregon
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.
Portland LASIK patient- Vicky I had a great experience at King Lasik in Portland area. All employees were very professional, warm, patient, thoughtful, and knowledgeable. They care about every client. I was nervous 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.
Eric- Portland, Oregon I had my custom LASIK procedure here almost a month ago and am happily seeing 20/15 thanks to the work of Dr. King and staff. The number of great reviews online are true and now I am recommending King LASIK to all my friends and family. The free pre-op appointment was informative where they performed multiple tests on my eyes to determine if I was a good candidate for the LASIK procedure and made a recommendation on the type of procedure that would be best for me. All potential post-op effects were accurately described by staff and in the reading materials provided at my first appointment. They have up-to-date wavefront technology available and happen to have one of the most reasonable costs for the surgery in the area. The LASIK surgery itself was quick and painless and I was happily recovered 24 hours after my procedure. My only regret is not going to see Dr. King and his staff sooner.
LASIK Patient, Annalisa from Portland, OR 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!
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