Our Portland South LASIK Center

Our Surgeons at this location

Dr. Joseph King
Dr. Gary Filmore
King LASIK Portland South
Tigard Medical Mall
9735 SW Shady Lane Suite 201
Tigard, OR 97223
(503) 206-0060

Our Portland South LASIK Center

King LASIK Portland South is operated by Dr. Joseph King and Dr. Gary Filmore. Patients at King LASIK in South Portland are provided access to a team responsible for over 90,000 successful laser eye surgeries. The surgeons at King LASIK combine cutting-edge diagnostic and surgical technology with an unmatched customer experience, able to ease the minds of every patient who schedules a LASIK procedure at our clean, comfortable office.

Reliable LASIK in South Portland

Here are a few ways that Dr. King and Dr. Filmore use their unique combination of expertise and experience to make King LASIK a trusted laser eye surgery center in South Portland:

Investment in the Latest Technology

The field of laser corrective surgery is constantly innovating, so it’s easy to get left behind when an office doesn’t make a commitment to the latest and most effective laser surgical equipment. At King LASIK Portland South, we adopt new technologies and equipment as needed to provide the most comfortable, safe, and effective treatment during the procedure, as well a painless recovery at home.

Dr. King and his team use WaveFront optimized laser technology in a VISX Star S4 laser platform, allowing the delivery of exceptionally precise laser treatments that result in clear, sharp vision. To further improve his patients’ post-surgical vision, our surgeons use a special laser to create the corneal flap. This approach eliminates the need to use any handheld mechanical blades when performing LASIK and reduces much of the risk inherent with laser eye surgery. The result is a 10-minute procedure that provides the clear vision you’ve always wanted.

Customized LASIK Procedures

Like many surgeries, LASIK shouldn’t be approached from the viewpoint of “one size fits all.” The team at King LASIK Portland South, works to customize laser corrective surgery to work best for the patient being treated. We consider several factors, including:

  • Patient eye care history
  • Results of diagnostic scans
  • Results of eye exam

The actual approach made during LASIK can vary based on whether a patient has nearsightness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. Our goal is to produce 20/20 vision in everyone who schedules a LASIK consultation and procedure with us, so it’s important to control for every detail before, during, and after laser eye surgery in South Portland.

This commitment to producing satisfied patients is why we’re the Portland area’s most trusted LASIK center. Read reviews from our past LASIK patients, or view videos explaining what to expect from a LASIK procedure at King LASIK and how we were able to change the lives of countless patients like you.

The Benefits of LASIK Vision Correction

There are a variety of ways that laser eye surgery can provide a nearly immediate improvement in your life.

You’ll Be Able to Fully Enjoy Your Surroundings

Living in Portland has its benefits, especially when you get to enjoy all the sights and sounds that city and surrounding areas have to offer. LASIK gives you a more convenient way to enjoy the outdoors and the various sightseeing opportunities in and around Portland.

Some picturesque settings that you’ll be able to experience in a new way after LASIK are the serene surroundings of the International Rose Test Garden and the Japanese Garden in Washington Park. The Willamette Waterfront is perfect for a walk or jog at sunrise or sunset, and the Oregon Zoo will uncover a new set of wonders when visit with perfectly clear vision. Other activities that will be enhanced by LASIK include a shopping trip to the Saturday Market, and a break to take in the breathtaking views of the Portland skyline from the Pittock Mansion.

You Won’t Need to Worry About Glasses or Contacts

There are several reasons why needing to wear glasses or contacts to see clearly will never be as convenient as not needing to. Sure, you may have gotten used to them, and have made eyewear a normal part of your daily routine, but imagine the feeling of perfect vision without having to clean your glasses or change your contacts. That’s the convenient of having a LASIK procedure done by the team at King LASIK Portland South. Dr. King and Dr. Filmore ensure that most of their patients no longer need corrective eyewear after their procedure.

Additionally, LASIK is actually safer and healthier over the long term than wearing contacts. With LASIK, the procedure is safe and painless, and rare complications will be able to be treated shortly after laser eye surgery. Contact lenses touch the surface of the eye, which can cause scratches or transmit infections.

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 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. Filmore, 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.


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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!