KING LASIK DOCTORS

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OUR LASIK DOCTORS IN SEATTLE, PORTLAND AND KENNEWICK HAVE DECADES OF EXPERIENCE DEVELOPING LASIK TECHNOLOGIES, PERFORMING PROCEDURES AND PERFECTING LASIK TECHNIQUES.

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OUR LASIK SURGEONS

DR. JOSEPH KING

Dr. Joseph King is an exceptionally talented LASIK surgeon who has dedicated his career to helping his patients achieve excellent vision without eyeglasses. As a LASIK patient himself, Dr. King appreciates the difference LASIK can make in a patient’s life. Over the years, he has performed more than 150,000 procedures and 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.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Joseph King, MD, received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine in Vancouver. Dr. King then completed an internship at several University of British Columbia-affiliated hospitals, followed by an ophthalmology residency at Case Western Reserve, St. Luke’s Medical Center in Cleveland. As a testament to his skill and dedication, Dr. King was selected as the Chief Resident in his final year. After completing the required postgraduate training, Dr. King also served an advanced fellowship in laser vision correction at the University of South Florida Eye Institute.

Prior to opening his own LASIK practice, Dr. Joseph King served as a staff surgeon at LASIK Vision Institute in Bellevue, Washington, and as a Director of King LASIK, a group of LASIK centers. He has also served as the Chief Surgeon at LASIK MD in Vancouver and Calgary and as the Medical Director of Restore Vision Centers and LASIK MD centers in British Columbia and Alberta.

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Dr. King developed a keen interest in laser vision correction while in medical school. He has pursued that interest by serving as a clinical investigator for numerous research projects and by evaluating several new laser eye surgery technologies. In 2010, Dr. Joseph King became the first eye surgeon in the world to perform LASIK using a new custom Wavefront-technology LASIK platform. He was also one of the first surgeons to perform LASIK using the Zyoptix XP microkeratome, Zyoptix-TS software and the Bausch and Lomb Z-100 laser platform. As further evidence of his trailblazing use of new technology, Dr. King was the first surgeon in Alberta to perform iLASIK, a sophisticated vision correction procedure that combines the IntraLase femtosecond laser, the AMO VISX excimer laser, Wavefront cornea mapping technology and an advanced iris registration device.

BIO

When he is not performing LASIK Dr. King enjoys his free time with his family, skiing, watersports, travelling and distance running. Both Dr. King and his wife Holly have competed recently in the Boston Marathon.

As a leading Seattle & Portland laser eye surgery provider, Dr. Joseph King is often invited to share his knowledge at ophthalmologist conferences and seminars. A dedicated LASIK surgeon committed to the advancement of his field, Dr. King is pleased to share his knowledge with other LASIK practitioners.

If you would like to learn how Dr. King can help you improve your vision, schedule a personal consultation by CLICKING HERE or by calling (877) 551-2020.

DR. ANDREW KOPSTEIN

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Dr. Kopstein has been performing anterior segment implant surgery in the Puget Sound for over 20 years. His experience with over 50,000 eye surgeries has taught him how to achieve excellent results with even the most difficult eyes. His true talent lies in understanding how to utilize technology to achieve lasting and meaningful results. Dr. Kopstein is excited to combine his surgical talents with Dr. King’s experience with Laser Vision correction to truly offer patients the best solution for their long term vision goals. He is carefully tuned into the patient experience- which means listening to each patient, understanding their lifestyle goals, setting realistic expectations, and providing a relaxed and comfortable surgical environment.

Dr. Kopstein and his wife Kate have four children. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, golf, skiing and water skiing.

EDUCATION

Dr. Kopstein graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. He completed his postgraduate medical and surgical internships at Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Loyola University Medical Center/Hines VA Department of Ophthalmology in Chicago, Illinois.

EXPERIENCE

With a successful history performing over 45,000 LENS Procedures, Dr. Kopstein is one of the most experienced surgeons in the Pacific Northwest. He has served as Medical Director at Restore Vision Centers and Tacoma Eye Surgeons and has been a trusted referral source for many eye surgeons in the region.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
  • Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

GIVING BACK

We encourage you to contact King LASIK and schedule your vision correction exam with our LASIK doctors in Seattle or Portland. You can set up your appointment by CLICKING HERE or by calling (877) 551-2020.

DR. GARY FILLMORE

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Gary Fillmore, M.D., received his Bachelor´s degree from Brigham Young University, graduating cum laude. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Upon graduating from medical school Dr. Fillmore entered active military service as an officer in the United States Army. After completing an internship at Fort Lewis’ Madigan Army Medical Center, Dr. Fillmore completed his ophthalmology training at the Army’s flagship hospital- Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Here he received multiple military honors and served his final year as the Chief Resident. Dr. Fillmore served as a refractive surgeon for the military’s highly regarded Warfighter Refractive Eye Surgery Program, providing these life-changing procedures to Airborne and Infantry Soldiers at Walter Reed, Fort Campbell, Fort Bragg and Fort Gordon.

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Dr. 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’s professional associations include:

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • Society of Military Ophthalmologists
  • Washington State Medical Association
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

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 Fillmore family is completed by four beautiful daughters- Brittany, Mackenzie, Madeleine and Abigail.

GIVING BACK

We’d like to encourage you to contact King LASIK and schedule your free LASIK consultation with our LASIK doctors in Seattle or Portland. You can set up your appointment by CLICKING HERE or by calling (877) 551-2020.

DR. LORNE SCHLECHT

Dr. Schlecht was raised in a military family and lived in several states growing up. Although he has spent much of his time in the Midwest, he is proud to now call Washington his home. He has a keen interest in health and nutrition and enjoys spending time outdoors gardening, hiking, kayaking and camping with his wife and two dogs. He is also an accomplished pilot and has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge to positively impact those around him.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Lorne Schlecht, MD is a board certified eye physician and surgeon who has a history of academic and professional excellence. Dr. Schlecht graduated at the top of his class (summa cum laude) at the University of South Dakota and Mayo Medical School. He was Chief Resident at Mayo and oversaw the training of many of the brightest minds in ophthalmology today. Dr. Schlecht specializes in small incision – no needle and no stitch lens procedures and has performed over 50,000 successful eye surgeries. He is a member of both the American Academy and European Societies of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Schlecht has been honored with three national awards for research to prevent blindness. He pioneered the use of lasers for bladeless eyelid surgery and small incision cataract surgery for more rapid healing and improved results as well. Throughout his career, he has conducted clinical research and has received numerous academic awards, but what he feels is his greatest honor is the trust his colleagues and staff have placed in him, choosing him to perform surgery on their family and friends.

GIVING BACK

We encourage you to contact King LASIK and schedule your vision correction exam with our LASIK doctors in Seattle or Portland. You can set up your appointment by CLICKING HERE or by calling (877) 551-2020.

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OUR LASIK DOCTORS

DR. DON TRAVIS

Dr. Travis is a graduate of Pacific University College of Optometry where he obtained his doctorate in optometry in 1994 with distinction. He has practiced in the Kennewick area since 1994 and joined King Lasik in 2009. Dr. Travis has been involved in the care and comanagement of laser refractive surgery patients since its introduction to the US in 1998. When not practicing at King Lasik he practices primary care optometry in Kennewick.

GIVING BACK

Our LASIK doctors in Seattle or Portland would like to encourage you to contact us and schedule your free vision correction exam. You can set up your appointment by CLICKING HERE or by calling (877) 551-2020.

DR. KATHY VUU

Dr. Kathy Vuu received her bachelor’s degree at the University of Washington and her optometry degree at Pacific University. After a short time of traveling, she returned to the beautiful Pacific Northwest and joined the King Lasik team in 2005.
Born in Vietnam, but her family immigrated to the United States when she was 5 years old, along with her parents and 5 siblings. Her parents have been a beautiful and impactful model of love to her, helping shape and encourage her to live with purpose and intention, and to invest in the things on her heart that would bare eternal value.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Since 2005, Dr. Vuu has been part of Cornerstone’s many medical missions team that have reached Vietnam and Cambodia, providing free medical, dental and eye care in less reached villages where healthcare is scarce and resources are not readily available. She serves on the Cornerstone missions core team, and has helped lead teams overseas yearly. Through all this, it has transformed her life and helped strengthen her values as she finds joy and blessings in the patients and children whom she has served, and the people whom she has served with. “You go thinking you’ll change their life, but in turn God uses them to change yours.”

GIVING BACK

We’d like to encourage you to contact King LASIK and schedule your vision correction consultation with our LASIK doctors in Seattle or Portland. You can set up your appointment by CLICKING HERE or by calling (877) 551-2020.

DR. CHASE JACKSON

Dr. Jackson is skilled in customizing vision for his patient’s needs and using advanced Light Adjustable Lens technology to achieve superior visual outcomes.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Dr. Jackson earned his doctorate degree from the Arizona College of Optometry with focus on an interdisciplinary approach to care. He helped establish and direct eye care services within Medical Center Hospital for at-risk and underserved populations via a federally qualified health center. Dr. Jackson’s professional experience also includes instructing as Adjunct Faculty Professor of Ophthalmology at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He spent seven years specializing in primary and secondary eye health care and has a particular interest in refractive care to optimize sight.

When he is not serving within our team of laser and refractive specialists, Dr. Jackson enjoys paddle boarding, dirt biking, and spending quality time with his wife and six children.

GIVING BACK

We encourage you to contact King LASIK and schedule your vision correction exam with our LASIK doctors in Seattle or Portland. You can set up your appointment by CLICKING HERE or by calling (877) 551-2020.

DR. HELENA TZOU

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Dr. Helena Tzou attended the University of Pittsburgh and graduated from Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry. She completed a residency in pediatrics and vision therapy at Southern College of Optometry. Soon after residency, she became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO).
Before she joined King LASIK/K2 Vision in 2021, Dr. Tzou’s practice included pre- and post-operative LASIK and RLE care, primary eye care, specialty contact lenses, brain injury vision rehabilitation, and ocular disease management.

In her free time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors, listening to podcasts, attending musicals and operas, and visiting art, history, and science museums whenever she travels to new cities. She loves sharing a meal with her family and friends either at home or at a restaurant featuring cuisine from around the world.

GIVING BACK

We encourage you to contact King LASIK and schedule your vision correction exam with our LASIK doctors in Seattle or Portland. You can set up your appointment by CLICKING HERE or by calling (877) 551-2020.