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. 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.
Dr. Jezzarae Hedlund
Dr. Jezzarae Hedlund graduated from Washington State University with a B.S. in General Medicine before attending optometry school in Forest Grove, Oregon. While in optometry school, she did a series of internships and externships to further her experience in the optometry field. She also enjoyed volunteering for vision screenings at the Portland Rescue Mission and Cornelius Elementary Vision Screening. She received her Doctorate from Pacific University of Oregon, College of Optometry in 2012.
Dr. Hedlund strives to be up-to-date on optometric medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Optometry, American Optometric Association, Optometric Physicians of Washington, and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. Aside from her passion for optometry, she brings her friendly nature to Restore Vision Centers and enjoys helping every patient that comes to our LASIK Spokane office.
Dr. Hedlund is from Spokane and enjoys camping and spending time with her family.