K2 Vision takes extreme pride in dedicating our entire practice to two of the most advanced vision correction surgeries available, Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) and Implanted Collamer Lens (ICL). This is because we hold strong to the belief that every single patient who comes through our doors deserves crystal-clear vision.
We understand that people need options that go above and beyond LASIK. When patients come to us with complex needs, they deserve the best care available, and that means offering advanced procedures conducted with the latest technology by incredible surgeons with decades of experience in our region of the country.
Experienced Tacoma Eye Surgeons
Andrew Kopstein, M.D.
Andrew Kopstein, M.D., is a board-certified ophthalmologist, as well as an eye surgeon who today only conducts RLE and ICL procedures. He is the leader in advanced vision correction procedures in the Pacific Northwest, counting over 50,000 of them over his career.
Because he’s so dedicated to and believes in these procedures so much, he is one of a very small number of physicians whose practice focuses entirely on RLE and ICL the way K2 Vision does. With Dr. Kopstein’s expertise honed over the past 20 years, coupled with his wide knowledge of artificial lens options, patients can have confidence in his ability to improve their sight.
Joseph King, M.D.
Joseph King, M.D., is the co-founder of K2 Vision and one of the most recognizable names in LASIK in the Pacific Northwest. A career spanning 150,000 vision correction surgeries and counting just gives you a glimpse into the way Dr. King has changed thousands of people’s lives. Furthermore, as a LASIK patient himself, he really understands in his heart what it means to see with the type of vision correction LASIK can offer.
Dr. King’s abilities and expertise have earned him the reputation of being the premier choice for LASIK in the Pacific Northwest, as well as the trust of pilots, navigators, servicepeople, and professional athletes who rely on their sight to excel in their fields.
Dr. King and Dr. Kopstein’s combined 200,000 surgeries make them a unique coupling at the same practice, with the ability to solve the complex needs of any patient. When it comes to the industry’s latest methods, there’s virtually no need for patients in the Pacific Northwest to look any further than K2 Vision.
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Surgical Vision Correction in Tacoma
K2 Vision is proud to be one of the few ophthalmology practices in the United States dedicated entirely to unique vision correction surgeries. Because so many people are told they aren’t candidates for LASIK and other “standard” procedures, we offer two of the most advanced alternatives and encourage every patient to learn more about the options through a consultation with K2 Vision.
REFRACTIVE LENS EXCHANGE
Lens issues are common causes of vision loss. Over time, the natural lens in your eye becomes less flexible, and its complex structure starts to break down. This is a natural side effect of aging, called Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome (DLS), causing vision to get blurry, cloudy, and out of focus.
Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) is a simple outpatient procedure that usually takes less than 10 minutes. During RLE, your eye surgeon replaces the natural, aging lens with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) that restores or improves your vision. Ideally, you’ll undergo RLE before the presbyopia sets in or before a cataract develops, because replacing the lens with an IOL is a solution to both issues.
Not sure if your vision loss is caused by cataracts? A consultation with one of our experienced eye surgeons can help provide the answers you’re looking for.
IMPLANTED COLLAMER LENS
An Implanted Collamer Lens (ICL) procedure is a fast, outpatient surgery that can correct your vision. In ICL, an IOL is implanted in front of the eye’s natural lens in order to reshape it from within. As a result, there is no need to remove any corneal tissue.
This is in direct contrast with LASIK, which involves cutting into the cornea to reshape it, resulting in risk for dry eye and other side effects. ICL is also a better option for patients with astigmatism or high degrees of myopia, for whom LASIK may not be the best option.
Your K2 Vision surgeon can explain the procedure in more detail with you and help you decide if ICL is the right procedure for your eyes.
Proudly Serving Tacoma
Tacoma is a wonderful place for any supporter of the arts. There are several museums, including the Museum of Glass, America’s Car Museum, and the Tacoma Arts Museum. There are also multiple theaters and even the annual Tacoma Film Festival. At K2 Vision, we want to provide advanced options for people in the region to be able to take in these sights clearly, living life to the fullest and free of corrective eyewear.
We’re located at 4733 Tacoma Mall Blvd, #200, Tacoma, WA 98409.
If you’re coming from downtown Tacoma or the northeast, head south on I-705 S, then take the left exit onto I-5 S toward Portland. In 2.4 miles, you’ll pass JOANN Fabric and Crafts on your right, and in another 0.2 miles, you’ll pass JCPenney on your right. In a final 0.3 miles, take exit 130 for So 56 St. In 0.2 miles, keep right at the fork, following signs for Tacoma Mall Blvd/S 56th St W. When the road dead-ends into Tacoma Mall Blvd, turn right; we’ll be on you right in a half-mile.
If you’re coming from the south, head north on I-5 N. After you pass Olive Garden Italian Restaurant on your right, continue for half a mile, then take exit 130 for S 56th St toward Tacoma Mall Blvd. Keep right at the fork in 0.2 miles: follow signs for Tacoma Mall Blvd/S 56th St W and merge onto S 56th St. After the loop, turn right onto Tacoma Mall Blvd. In about 0.4 miles, you’ll pass Azteca Mexican Restaurant on your right; just 400 feet ahead after that, we’ll be on your right.
We’re located at 2115 S 56th St Suite #304 Tacoma, WA 98409.
If you’re coming from the east, get on I-5 S heading west. When you see the Tacoma Dome on your right, continue on I-5 for another 3 miles. Take Exit 130 for S 56th St. and turn left onto Tacoma Mall Blvd. Make the next right in less than 200 feet onto S 56th St. And into our plaza, where we’re by Spinnaker Property Management.
If you’re coming from the south, take WA-7 N heading north. When you pass Spanaway Lake Park on your left, continue north for 3 miles. Make a right onto 108th St. S in front of Frugal’s, and merge onto the WA-512 ramp to I-5/Seattle/Portland. Continue on WA-512 W for 1.9 miles, then take the I-5 N ramp toward Seattle/Portland. Go 3 miles, and take Exit 130 for S 56th St. toward Tacoma Mall Blvd. Stay to the right, and merge onto S 56th St. We’ll be on the right in 0.2 miles in the building across from South Sound Dental Care.