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Our LASIK Surgeons

Dr. Joseph King - Laser Eye Surgery

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 helped more than 85,000 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 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.


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 / Vancouver 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.


Dr. Brice Nicholson - Laser Eye Surgery

Dr. Brice Nicholson

Born and raised in Maryland, Dr. Brice Nicholson joined the US Air Force in 1985 and served as a Romanian cryptologic interpreter at the National Security Agency. After his enlistment, he attended college at Francis Marion University in South Carolina, graduating cum laude with a degree in English / Chemistry.



Professional Background

Dr. Nicholson was awarded a US Navy four year medical school scholarship, graduating with honors from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. During his senior year of medical school, Dr. Nicholson was accepted into the Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Medical Society. In 1999, upon completion of his internship year at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, he served as a medical officer at the United States Naval Academy.

After moving to Naval Air Station Pensacola, Dr. Nicholson began Flight Surgeon training. At the completion of his training in 2000, where he received the prestigious Surgeon General’s Award, he transferred to Naval Air Station Willow Grove to become the base flight surgeon. In 2002 he began his ophthalmology residency training at Naval Medical Center San Diego. After serving as Chief Resident, he graduated and transferred to Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, NC. As a comprehensive ophthalmologist and Director of the Refractive Surgery Center, Dr. Nicholson treated active duty members from all of the military services.


In 2007, Dr. Nicholson was chosen to fill a key joint-service position at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii, where he served as Chairman of the Ophthalmology Department, as well as Director of the Warfighter Refractive Surgery Center. Having performed general ophthalmic and refractive surgery for thousands of active duty members, Dr. Nicholson decided to transfer to Naval Hospital Bremerton, Washington to complete his military career.

Providing surgical eye care for those in great need has been a highly rewarding experience for Dr. Nicholson. Over the past decade, he has completed humanitarian missions to many foreign countries, including Morocco, Vietnam, Cambodia, Guatemala, and more. During these missions he has been able to use his skills to restore vision for hundreds of blind children and adults.

Board Certified in Ophthalmology, Dr. Nicholson is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He has performed thousands of refractive eye surgeries, including LASIK, PRK, LASEK and ICL surgery. He had refractive eye surgery himself in 2002 and he remains 20/20, without correction, to this day.

Dr. Nicholson enjoys many outdoor activities with his wife and two daughters, including skiing, snowboarding, swimming and hiking. Other personal interests include foreign travel, auto racing, and tinkering in his garage.

Dr. Gary Filmore - Laser Eye Surgery

Dr. Gary Filmore

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
American Society of Cataract and Refractive
Diplomate of the American Board of
International Society of Refractive Surgery

Washington State Medical Association
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical
SocietySociety of Military Ophthalmologists
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.
Dr. Gabriel Chu - Laser Eye Surgery

Dr. Gabriel Chu

Professional Background

I was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. I completed my Medical Degree (MD) at the University of Alberta and completed my surgical training at the University of Western Ontario, where I received my Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC). I am also committed to teaching as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia.

Surgical techniques and technology in eye care is ever advancing. It is a complicated specialty within medicine. I believe in keeping up-to-date in ophthalmic knowledge and offering the latest and best in eye care and surgery. My mission is to offer each and every patient the best in eye care to achieve the best vision possible.

Outside of the office, you will find me spending time with my wife and our dog, Milo. We enjoy running, hiking and biking. Other passions of mine include reading and photography. I am interested in keeping physically fit and always very interested in trying all new things!


Our LASIK Doctors

Dr. Don Travis - Laser Eye Surgery

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 co-management 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.

Dr. Scott Lewis - Laser Eye Surgery

Dr. Scott Lewis

A Northwest native from Hillsboro, Oregon, Dr. Scott Lewis attended Pacific University for both under graduate and optometry studies where he also played NAIA collegiate baseball. Dr. Lewis is a member of Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society and received his Doctor of Optometry degree with honors in 2000.

During his final year of optometry school, Dr. Lewis had a clinical rotation at Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute where he was well trained in the areas of ocular disease diagnosis and management.

Dr. Lewis has worked for King Lasik for over 10 years, and has seen thousands of pre and post-operative Lasik patients. He has trained many new optometrists in the preoperative and postoperative care of laser vision surgery patients.

In his free time Dr. Lewis likes spending time with his wife and two sons, playing and coaching baseball and basketball. He also enjoys traveling internationally.

Dr. Kathy Vuu - Laser Eye Surgery

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 mission’s 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.”

Dr. Scott Williams - Laser Eye Surgery

Dr. Scott Williams

Dr. Williams obtained his Honours BSc from the University of Guelph in 1996 followed by his Doctorate in Optometry in 2002 from the University of Waterloo. After completing his Residency in Ocular Disease and Refractive Surgery at Northeastern State University in 2003, Dr. Williams moved to Victoria and has enjoyed helping patients through their refractive surgery experience since 2006.

Dr. Lauren Mah - Laser Eye Surgery

Dr. Lauren Mah

Dr. Mah was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, where she received her Bachelor of Sciences degree from the University of Alberta. Upon graduation, she moved to Southern California to obtain her Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry, where she graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors. She has since moved back to Edmonton and has enjoyed working as part of the King Lasik team since 2011. In her free time, she loves traveling, yoga and spending time with her family, all of which have been made easier after having her PRK surgery in 2012!

Dr. Stephanie Sipe - Laser Eye Surgery

Dr. Stephanie Sipe

Stephanie Sipe has enjoyed 20/15 vision from LASIK since 1998. Having started her career in the LASIK field in 1999 as a technician, she found a love for helping people see. After a few years in the field, she wanted to pursue optometry school so that she could be even more involved in the world of vision.

Professional Background

Stephanie graduated with a degree in biology from Washington State University in 2000 and Doctorate of Optometry with honors from Pacific University in 2005. While completing her degree, she was able to serve and lead humanitarian missions to give eye exams and glasses to those less fortunate. Since graduation, Stephanie has worked both in LASIK and in private practice. She joined King LASIK on a permanent basis in 2010. She looks forward to helping you in the process of enjoying the world with less dependence upon glasses and contacts.

Dr. Aaron Chiam - Laser Eye Surgery

Dr. Aaron Chiam


Professional Background


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