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 helped more than 75,000 LASIK 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 as a top Surgeon who has helped many pilots, sharpshooters, military navigators and professional athletes achieve clear eyesight.
Dr. King: 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.
Dr. King: 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.
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.
Dr. Joseph King is often invited to share his knowledge at ophthalmologist conferences and seminars. 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 with us, or call our office at 425.525.1000.