Bruce J. Ballon, MD, Eye Surgeon

Dr. Ballon is not only a highly skilled and seasoned eye surgeon, he speaks fluent Mandarin.

Dr. Ballon is Board Certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Ballon is highly skilled eye surgeon with an excellent bedside manner. He is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and advanced eye surgeon. But don’t take our word for it. Ask your optometric physician whether they would recommend Dr. Ballon. Dr. Ballon performs Bladeless CustomVue iLASIK, PRK, Verisyse Phakic Lens Implants, Refractive Lens Exchange, Cataract Surgery with standard or premium upgrade multifocal lenses, as well as holding a weekly retina clinic where fluorescein digital angiography can help diagnose diseases of the retina. He is a seasoned surgeon and holds impressive credentials. Dr. Ballon believes, along with his partners, Dr. Wietharn and Dr. Bajenova, that the relationship between doctor and patient is the most important element to successful eye surgery.

Dr. Ballon welcomes new patients for refractive surgery LASIK, PRK and Mutlifocal Premium Lens Implants.

Dr. Ballon is one of the first two surgeons in the state of Washington to perform phakic lens implants with the Verisyse lens. Dr. Ballon is the first surgeon in the state of Washington to insert the ReZoom multifocal lens. Dr. Ballon has practiced at the prestigious Hawaiian Eye Center as well as at the Lafayette Eye Center and North Cascade Eye Associates here in the Pacific Northwest.

Commitment to Excellence!

Dr. Ballon, Dr. Wietharn and Dr. Bajenova are partners and plan to work here at The Harman Eye Clinic until the day they retire. This fact is comforting to patients who seek a commitment and wish to develop a rapport with their Eye Doctor and surgeon over a period of time.


Dr. Ballon first received his BA in East Asian Studies, 1981. Dr. Ballon speaks and writes fluent Mandarin. In 1988, Dr. Ballon received his Medical Degree from the Medical College of Virginia. His internship, Internal Medicine, was completed at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. During 1989-1992, Dr. Ballon’s Residency was completed at the renowned Duke University Eye Center. Dr. Ballon loves to play tennis. He practices yoga and relaxes through Chinese watercolor painting.

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