TRI-CITIES LASER CORRECTION
In the Tri-Cities region of Southern Washington, Dr. Joseph King and Dr. Gary Filmore offer state-of-the-art laser eye correction procedures that have helped thousands of patients resolve their nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. As a highly experienced Tri-Cities LASIK surgeon, Dr. King and his team have performed more than 85,000 LASIK procedures. Our combination of surgical skill and advanced laser technologies allow us to consistently deliver outstanding vision correction results.
We’re located in Kennewick, WA, serving Pasco, Kennewick, Richland and other communities in the Tri-Cities area.
We’re located at 8011 W Quinault Ave, Kennewick, WA 99336.
If you’re coming from the northwest, head southeast on WA-240 E, then take the Columbia Center Blvd exit; you’ll pass Mor Furniture for Less on your right. Keep right at the coming fork and merge onto N Columbia Center Blvd. In 0.2 miles, keep right to stay on N Columbia Center Blvd. In another 0.3 miles, turn right onto W Quinault Ave. Drive for 0.2 miles, then make a left when you see a sign for Quality Inn. Pass the Quality Inn entrance and take the next right, then continue for a few hundred feet and make another right. Head straight back, and you’ll see us directly ahead.
If you’re coming from the east, head west on WA-240 W, then take the Columbia Center Boulevard exit. When the road dead-ends ahead, turn left onto N Columbia Center Blvd. In a little over 0.3 miles, you’ll pass Perfection Tire on your left. 0.2 miles from there, keep right to stay on N Columbia Center Blvd, and in another 0.3 miles, turn right onto W Quinault Ave. Follow the road for 0.2 miles, then turn left. In a few hundred feet, turn right on the next possible street, then drive another few hundred feet and turn right ahead. Drive straight back. We’ll be straight ahead, across from Aladdin's Salon.
TRI-CITIES EYECARE SERVICES
OUR OPHTALMOLOGISTS 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 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 LASER EYE SURGERY IN THE TRI-CITIES AREA
Here are just a few reasons why Tri-Cities patients continue to trust King LASIK for precision eye surgery:
LEADERS IN SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY
Our team is committed to using the latest and most effective technology throughout the process of preparing and executing a LASIK procedure.
As part of the diagnostic procedures, we use the sophisticated WaveScan technology that creates a 3-D map of the cornea. This map is unique to each patient, just like a fingerprint. Dr. King uses the map to calibrate the excimer laser – a device that gently reshapes the cornea so that it can refract light rays correctly. Dr. King and Dr. Filmore are experienced with several laser platforms, including VISX, Bausch and Lomb, Nidek and Alcon. King LASIK Tri-Cities also features the revolutionary IntraLase laser platform for bladeless corneal flap creation.
CUSTOMIZED EYE CARE
King LASIK vision correction centers employ only highly-experienced, dedicated nurses and support staff. The key benefit of having experienced staff at your side during every step of a LASIK procedure is that they build the surgery around your specific needs, in a customized way, using unique considerations that include:
- Age and eye health
- Eye scans (topography and tomography)
- In-office eye exams
- Patient history
They are able to explain all aspects of LASIK surgery, recognize and promptly address any complications that arise, and quickly respond to their patients’ deepest concerns. As a result, King LASIK boasts a high patient satisfaction rate and conversely, a very low rate of complications from laser eye surgery. To learn more, please visit our reviews page and read what satisfied patients are saying about their experience with King LASIK Tri-Cities.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LASIK?
When we check in with our patients after their Tri-Cities eye surgery, they can’t wait to tell us all of the ways in which LASIK has improved their quality of life:
SEE THE TRI-CITIES IN A NEW WAY
Celebrate your improved vision with a trip to some of the best attractions in the Tri-Cities. If you like history and science, spend an afternoon in the Science & Technology Museum or the Columbia River Exhibition of History. Hike through the Sacagawea Heritage Trail or take a spin on the Carousel of Dreams. If you’re a sports fan, attend a minor league baseball game, Western Hockey League game or a National Indoor Football League game. No matter how many times you’ve explored the region where you live, everything will be a new and improved experience with 20/20 vision after LASIK.
STOP WORRYING ABOUT GLASSES AND CONTACTS
Have you ever wished that you didn’t have to deal with buying new glasses, going to the eye doctor for new prescriptions, or making sure you have a supply of contacts handy ever again? With LASIK, this can be your reality.
In very few cases, LASIK doesn’t improve vision to 20/20, but it can happen, which is why using Dr. King and Dr. Filmore for their experience providing the best results is key. In most cases, you will experience perfect vision after a short recovery period, ensuring that you won’t have to worry about glasses or contacts for the foreseeable future.
WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING
"Incredible experience. Fast, informative and efficient. Before I could even ask any questions I planned to ask they already answered them by requiring all the information I need. The procedure itself was extremely fluid and quick. They talked me through everything and properly prepared me for what's to come. I highly recommend to come here and only here. You will be in good hands."
"Definitely recommend King Lasik! Their staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. They answered all my questions and helped me feel at ease the day of the procedure. I’m telling everyone I know interested in lasik to come here. Thank you Dr. King and staff for helping me to see 20/20!!"
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:
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR LASIK?
At King LASIK Tri-Cities, we consider you a baseline candidate for laser corrective eye surgery if you fit the following characteristics:
- You’re at least 19
- You’ve had a stable vision prescription for at least a year
- You’ve been diagnosed with astigmatism, myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness)
If these three conditions fit you as a patient, we’ll set up a LASIK consultation to explore the possibility of this life-changing surgery in a deeper way. First, we’ll do scans of your corneas to measure thickness and build a virtual map of your eyes. If your cornea is thick enough and our precise scans don’t find any conditions or imperfections that would present added risk during the LASIK operation, we’ll make sure you’re informed about LASIK and set up a time for the procedure to be done if that’s what you choose.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
With modern technology and a bladeless surgery (like the one offered at King LASIK Tri-Cities) your LASIK surgery will be quick, easy, and painless. Laser surgery typically takes about 10 minutes to complete, and after around a day of recovery time, you’ll be able to enjoy 20/20 vision from now on.
Other considerations with recovery from LASIK surgery:
- You may experience some discomfort for the next 12 to 24 hours
- You may be asked to use special eye drops
- Complications are rare but if you experience anything out of the ordinary, it can be easily treated
WHAT DOES LASIK COST?
There is no set cost for LASIK, but it is more expensive than wearing glasses or contacts. It’s a good investment, however, since after LASIK, costs associated with corrective eyewear and accessories will usually drop to zero.
Many patients want to know if LASIK is covered by their insurance. While some vision policies may cover it or partner with LASIK surgeons for discounts, it typically is regarded as an “elective” procedure by insurers, and as such, not covered.
WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR IN A LASIK SURGEON?
The ideal laser eye surgeon has experience, access to the latest surgical equipment, and is able to put patients at ease by explaining each and every step of a LASIK surgery. At King LASIK Tri-Cities, our