LASIK Surgeons – Serving patients in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Alaska
Dr. Mark Walker
Dr. Mark Walker's unique blend of skill, experience, and refractive surgery training offers Restore Vision Centers (RVC) patients an unparalleled expertise in laser eye surgery. Dr. Walker is the only surgeon in the Pacific Northwest with the advanced academic accomplishment of a "Fellowship in Refractive Surgery" certification who is dedicated solely to LASIK surgery. This expertise is combined with over five years of clinical directorship and the performance of more than 50,000 refractive surgery procedures.
Dr. Walker pursued his medical, ophthalmic, and specialized refractive surgery training when LASIK first revealed its fantastic promise. From that point on, this remarkable procedure has guided his professional career. In medical school at the University of Texas, he earned membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and achieved acceptance to ophthalmology residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, where he focused on cornea studies.
Upon completion of his residency training, Dr. Walker made his next distinguished achievement when he was accepted for fellowship training in refractive surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center. There he practiced and studied exclusively in refractive surgery for one year. During this time, he was the lead investigator in several laser eye surgery studies, all dealing with prevention of complication and maximizing visual outcomes through refractive surgery. His work has been published in The Journal of Refractive Surgery and Cornea.
As a Fellow in Refractive Surgery with thousands of cases of experience, Dr. Walker is one of the very few specialists in the United States to have both advanced expertise and training in laser eye surgery technique, and specialization in the physiology of the cornea, which is the part of the eye treated in this procedure. His expertise and confidence in LASIK is attested to by his having had the procedure himself, and having performed LASIK on his wife.
Dr. Walker has chosen the Pacific Northwest as his home so he can be close to his extended family, and share the many unique outdoor opportunities with his wife and daughters.
Dr. Eugene Iwanyk
Dr. Eugene Iwanyk is an accomplished, experienced, versatile LASIK laser eye surgeon who offers patients of Restore Vision Centers an unparalleled commitment to their vision. Choosing between many colleges such as Georgetown and the New York Medical College, Dr. Iwanyk decided to pursue his medical degree from the prestigious F. Edward Hébert Health Sciences School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland, renowned for its affiliation with the National Institute of Health. Dr. Iwanyk is a former flight surgeon and medical researcher for the U.S. Army Research Institute. Dr. Iwanyk completed his ophthalmology residency at Walter Reed Hospital, where he was selected to start a pilot program to perform refractive surgery on U.S. Army special operations soldiers, and treat many of the world's elite dignitaries. Since then, Dr. Iwanyk has performed more than 50,000 successful refractive surgery procedures, using nearly all types of laser systems in the world. He also has studied with some of the world's best refractive surgeons.
Dr. Iwanyk is married with two daughters and enjoys fitness activities and the outdoors. He donates much of his time to the community, including offering free medical services to Central American, South American, and Asian humanitarian efforts.
Dr. Kerri Svanda
Dr. Kerri Svanda graduated with honors from both St. Louis University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and the University of Missouri with a Doctor of Optometry degree. For five years, Dr. Svanda has dedicated her career exclusively to refractive surgery. Having overseen an excess of 40,000 laser eye surgery cases, Dr. Svanda is one of the most experienced refractive co-management doctors in the United States. Dr. Svanda has made presentations to her colleagues about refractive surgery and has been called upon to oversee doctor training in this field throughout the country.
Dr. Svanda leads an active personal life with a wide range of outdoor interests. Dr. Svanda especially enjoys spending time with her husband John and their three children exploring the beautiful Northwest.
Dr. John Calderwood
Dr. John Calderwood graduated from the University of Idaho with a B.S. in Biology before attending optometry school in Chicago, Illinois. While in Chicago, he worked at the Bergman Eye Center at the University of Chicago, advancing his exposure to a high volume of eye pathology and current treatment techniques for corneal disease. He received his Doctorate from Illinois College of Optometry in 2004. After graduation, Dr. Calderwood furthered his experience and knowledge while working for an ophthalmology group in Clarkston, Washington, diagnosing and treating a wide variety of eye diseases.
Dr. Calderwood acquired a private practice in northern Idaho and additionally teamed with Restore Vision Centers in Spokane, WA. Aside from his extensive training and experience, he brings his enthusiastic optimism to Restore Vision Centers and enjoys serving the established patient base as well as welcoming new patients to our LASIK Spokane office.
Dr. Calderwood is a member of the Idaho Optometric Physicians and the American Optometric Association. He enjoys mountain biking and spending time with his community, family, friends and church.
Dr. Dennis Colson
Dr. Dennis Colson serves as Restore Vision Centers' chief optometrist in our Boise and Portland centers.
With more than 26 years of optometric experience, including thousands of cases of LASIK co-management, Dr. Colson is one of Idaho’s and Oregon's most qualified laser eye surgery specialists. He has also had LASIK himself.
Dr. Colson graduated cum laude from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and proceeded to Pacific University College of Optometry, where he graduated "with distinction." During his 26 years of private practice in the Boise area, Dr. Colson (Lieutenant Colonel) has served as the Officer in Charge of the optometry section of the 124th Medical Group in the Idaho Air National Guard.
Dr. Colson and his wife, Jennifer, enjoy flying, tennis, and golf, as well as spending time with their two young granddaughters. Dr. Colson has a quick wit and a sharp eye for detail, just two of the many reasons patients feel confident and comfortable in his care.