Bruce E. Wietharn, MD, Eye Surgeon

Bruce E. Wietharn, MD


Dr. Wietharn brings a bright, professional clarity to The Harman Eye Clinic.

Impressive Education

Dr. Wietharn is Board Certified by the American Academy.   He is a Fellow in Cornea and Refractive Surgery, completed at Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA. His Residency in Ophthalmology was completed in June of 2003 at the University of Florida. Dr. Wietharn’s transitional internship took place at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. He received his Medical Degree from Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, 1996. Dr. Wietharn holds a bachelor of arts degree in biology, and graduated in 1991 from John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.

Impressive Military Service

Dr. Wietharn served as a lieutenant, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy, and served here in Bremerton as a Senior Medical Officer, Medical Department Head, and Radiation Health Officer. Dr. Wietharn oversaw all issues pertaining to health & safety of a crew in excess of five hundred sailors. He was deployed to the Persian Gulf for operations DESERT STRIKE and SOUTHERN WATCH (1996). Dr. Wietharn was deployed to Central America for five months to counter-drug operations in 1998. He was Senior Medical Officer afloat for 1998 deployment task force, with responsibility for the health of over one thousand sailors on several ships. Dr. Wietharn has also served as Primary Care Physician in Everett, Naval Branch Medical Clinic. He received the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service while serving as Medical Officer in USS California from August 1996 to July 1999. As Medical Officer in USS California, spearheaded the creation of a shipboard health promotion program that was twice awarded the Navy’s “Green H” award for excellence.

Dr. Wietharn’s patients enjoy his in-depth explanations and education of possible treatment alternatives. Dr. Wietharn joined The Harman Eye Clinic in Arlington, WA, in 2004.

Dr. Wietharn performs refractive surgery including CustomVue iLASIK, PRK, medical laser surgery, Refractive Lens Exchange, Cataract Surgery with standard or premium upgrade lifestyle lenses.

Dr. Wietharn works very closely with our co-managing doctors throughout the northwest to bring about the best in eye surgery and the convenience of local postoperative care. He is a seasoned ophthalmologist and eye surgeon and holds impressive credentials.

Dr. Wietharn believes, along with his partners, Dr. Ballon and Dr. Bajenova, that the relationship between doctor and patient is the most important element to successful eye surgery.


Dr. Wietharn welcomes new patients for refractive surgery LASIK, PRK and Lifestyle Premium Lens Implants.