Dr. Joseph W. King


Over 120,000 ocular procedures performed

Currently working in


Educational Background

Dr. King graduated from the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine in Vancouver, Canada. He completed his postgraduate medical and surgical internship in Victoria, British Columbia. Dr. King’s ophthalmology specialty training was performed at Case Western Reserve University, St. Luke’s Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, where he served as Chief Resident. Following completion of his ophthalmology residency, Dr. King completed an additional year of training in ophthalmology, which included specialized training in laser vision correction at the University of South Florida Eye Institute.

Refractive Experience

With the experience of over 120,000 laser vision correction procedures, Dr. King is one of the most experienced laser eye surgeons in North America. He has served as medical director at some of the busiest laser eye surgery centres in Canada and the United States, including clinics located in San Diego, Las Vegas and Seattle.

A leader in the field of laser vision correction, Dr. King was the first surgeon on the West Coast to use the leading-edge Bausch & Lomb Z100 laser. Dr. King was also the first surgeon in northwestern U.S. and Canada to use the Bausch & Lomb Zyoptix XP microkeratome. He is board certified and has performed surgeries on most leading laser systems including Bausch & Lomb, VISX, Alcon LadarVision, and Nidek.

Accomplishments and Awards

Dr. King was a recipient of the Norman A.M. Mackenzie College Scholarship while attending the University of British Columbia. He is board certi­fied by the American board of ophthalmology.

Associations and Professional Memberships
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
LASIK MD surgeons are among the most sought-after in the field of vision correction.
  • ​​​​​They remain up-to-date on latest laser vision technologies and techniques
  • They teach surgeons-in-training at prominent universities 
  • They conduct ongoing research in the field of refractive surgery

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