Dr. Joseph King and his staff at King LASIK are honored to be allowed to provide vision correction surgery to thousands of patients. In order to repay the community for its trust, King LASIK gives back by partnering with many nonprofit organizations to improve the environment and help people in need.
Climb for Clean Air
We partnered with the American Lung Association in its "Climb for Clean Air 2010." Our charitable contributions helped to fund a journey to raise awareness about lung disease and clean air. Over four days in July 2010, mountaineering legend Lou Whittaker and other climbers ascended 14,410 feet to the top of Mt. Rainier in order to raise funds in the battle against lung disease and for cleaner air.
Since 2002, King LASIK has donated every pair of unwanted eyeglasses to the Lions Club International Eyeglass Recycling Program, which provides glasses to needy people around the globe. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 153 million people are in need of correction for refractive errors that can be easily corrected with glasses. However, millions of people in undeveloped nations go without this basic need. With the help of used glasses donated free of charge, many people are given the gift of corrected vision for the first time, allowing them to fare better at school and work and enjoy an improved quality of life.
Free LASIK for 20 Service Members
Dr. King and the staff at King LASIK are grateful to the men and women who serve their country and defend our freedoms. To say thanks, in November 2007, the staff at King LASIK volunteered their time and services to provide free LASIK procedures to 20 service members at our Renton, WA, location. Of all people, military personnel know how crucial it is to be able to see clearly unencumbered by glasses or contact lenses. Following surgery, these men and women were even better able to serve their country.
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Founded in 1982, Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists. Founder Nancy G. Brinker named the organization after her sister, who struggled to help other women with cancer even as she succumbed to the disease herself. The group works to empower patients, save lives, raise money for research and urge the scientific community to develop cures for the illness. Each year, King LASIK sponsors the Susan G. Komen Foundation in three states, forms teams that participate in the race and donates a LASIK procedure to raise additional awareness and funds.
Children's Miracle Network
Children's Miracle Network is a nonprofit organization founded in 1983 that raises funds for children’s hospitals. Every year, partners of the Children's Miracle Network hold thousands of grassroots fundraising events to raise millions of dollars. In total, the organization has raised more than $34 billion to fund much-needed lifesaving treatments for children from all walks of life across the country. Funds raised by Children’s Medical Network are used for research and educational outreach programs that provide preventive medicine to keep kids healthy and out of the hospital. King LASIK assists the Children’s Medical Network by raising more than $12,000 a year.
17th Annual Walk/Run for the Animals
In 2008, King LASIK donated $500 to the Fan 1080 Sports Radio team participating in the 17th Annual Walk/Run for the Animals at Esther Short Park in Vancouver. More than 1,375 people and 1,010 dogs took part in the fundraiser for the Humane Society for Southwest Washington. The Fan 1080 Sports Radio team raised $7,370, thereby winning the Leader of the Pack Trophy.
Sail for the Cure
Sail for the Cure, created by the Oregon Women’s Sailing Association, has teamed up with the Oregon and Southwest Washington affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure in order to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. The event includes a sailing experience on the Columbia River as well as a silent auction and benefit dinner in Portland. Each year, Kink Vision donates one free LASIK procedure to help raise funds for the fight against breast cancer.
King LASIK’s Kathy Vuu, OD, Medical Mission Trip to Third World Countries
"This past October I was given the privilege to once again help coordinate and support Cornerstone's Medical Mission's trip to Vietnam for 2 weeks. A team of 20+ medical professionals, helpers, and volunteers go to remote areas in Vietnam where poverty is evident and medical care is scarce. Our heart is to extend our hands and feet to the community through medical services and children's ministry, hoping to imprint the lives of kids and patients for a better tomorrow. Many times the eyeglasses will not fix the cataracts, nor will the vitamins cure the cancer. It's not a cure that local people are looking for. It's the ear that can listen, the heart that loves and the hands that can extend themselves to the lives that have been beaten down by war and poverty. Our team sees 300+ patients per day [in 90 degree weather with high humidity]. By the end of the day, we are fulfilled when we hear the vibrant joy, laughter and giggles that have escaped the hearts of the children!"
The Edmonton Salutes program
The Edmonton Salutes program recognizes the contributions made by the Edmonton military community both at home and overseas. King LASIK joins Edmonton Salutes in thanking our local military for their dedication to ensuring stability, security and peace. To that end, King LASIK contributes to the Military Family Discount Program, which honors the sacrifices made by the men and women in uniform.
Lurana Shelter is an emergency shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence. In addition to offering safe shelter in a confidential location, it provides food, clothing, transportation, crisis intervention and child support. Lurana seeks to help women and children recover from abuse and develop strong, healthy behaviors. King LASIK supports the efforts of Lurana Shelter by contributing to its silent auction each year.
The eye care professionals at King LASIK have helped thousands of patients throughout the Pacific Northwest and western Canada with their vision correction. At their flagship cataract surgery and LASIK Seattle facility, Dr. King works closely with his team to provide top-level care for all of their facilities.