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  • The surgery was painless and quick... I walked out of my two month follow-up with 20/20 vision. It has been 30+ years since I could see anywhere near this well without some kind of lens.

    - Robert

  • "The results I got were fantastic!! The day after I had the procedure done, my vision was corrected to 20/15. It has held steady since. I highly recommend Sound Eye & Laser! They deliver results!"

About Us

Stephen G. Phillips, MD

Stephen G. Phillips, MD has been practicing ophthalmology in Seattle since 1986. He added refractive services to his medical and surgical practice in 1992. Dr. Phillips has performed refractive surgery on physicians, dentists, nurses, opticians, attorneys, engineers, architects, and other professionals.

Board Certifications & Licenses

Dr. Phillips is certified by both the National Board of Medical Examiners (1983) and the American Board of Ophthalmology (1988). Currently, he is licensed to practice medicine in the state of Washington.

 Hospital & Academic Appointments

Dr. Phillips is a member of the surgical staff of Swedish Medical Center in Seattle and Highline Medical Center Burien. He is a consulting physician for the Dept. of Family Medicine of the University of Washington School of Medicine, and the Swedish Department of Family Medicine, training family practice residents in ophthalmology.


  • 1971-1975
    Williams College, Williamstown, MA. B.A.
  • 1976-1978
    University of Washington, Seattle. Pre-medical studies.
  • 1978-1982
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, M.D.
    Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY. Internal Medicine Internship.
  • 1983-1986
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, New York, NY. Ophthalmology Residency.
  • 1992
    Northern Arizona Eye Clinic, Flagstaff, AZ. Keratorefractive Surgery Fellowship under direction of J. Charles Casebeer, M.D.

Research & Consulting

  • 1988
    Northwest Lipid Research Center
  • 1992
    Chiron Intraoptics sponsored multicenter “Prospective study of radial keratotomy for the correction of myopia and myopia with astigmatism.”
  • 2004-2009
    Principal Investigator, NIDEK H70 Study of LASIK for hyperopia and hyperopic astigmatism.
  • 2011
    Panelist / faculty member: ASCRS/EyeWorld Town Hall Meeting on Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery


Professional Organizations & Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Washington State Medical Association
  • King County Medical Society
  • Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (Past president and recipient of the Distinguished Service Award)


  • Stephen G. Phillips, MD, is a native of the Seattle area and has two sons with his wife, Sara. He enjoys fishing in his free time.