Meet Dr. Will

Meet Dr. Brian Will: Portland LASIK Specialist and World-Renowned Refractive Surgeon

Laser vision correction provides an unprecedented opportunity to experience life to the fullest without the hassle of glasses or contact lenses. That personal freedom is best obtained by choice rather than chance – that’s why it is important for patients to choose a surgeon they can trust.

Thousands of patients trust Dr. Will’s judgment and his passion for personal vision perfection. Dr. Will is committed to the goal of delivering better vision and quality of life than patients have ever experienced before even with their best glasses or contact lenses. He is unwilling to compromise this high standard under any circumstances – making him one of the most trusted eye surgeons in the field of refractive surgery.

Individualized Care for Vision Patients

Dr. Will personally meets with every patient, thoroughly examines their eyes, and seeks to understand their unique needs and desires. Dr. Will believes that every person’s eyes, personality, and emotional needs are unique – that distinctiveness demands individualized attention and care, a task that he is unwilling to delegate to others. Quality laser vision correction is not simply defined by pushing a button on the correct device or accurately interpreting an eye test. Healing occurs when skilled individuals apply specific treatments for each unique person based upon meticulous study and a thorough understanding of that person’s individual needs, physiology, and personality.

Medical Training and Academic Background

Dr. Will began his career in refractive surgery in the early 1990s. He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and National Deans List and selected as Chief Resident at the prestigious Eye Institute at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Will was promptly appointed as the Project Director for the International Institute for Advanced Laser Surgery. There, he became involved in several FDA clinical trials evaluating the safety and efficacy of refractive laser and implant modalities. He became one of the first surgeons in North America to perform the LASIK procedure.

Dr. Will is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is Adjunct Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California, as well as Adjunct Clinical Professor at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. He currently serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Ophthalmology Management. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the International Society of Refractive Surgery.

A Pioneer in Vision Correction Procedures

As part of his career, Dr. Will began performing laser vision correction over 25 years ago, longer than any surgeon in the Pacific Northwest. In Washington and Oregon, Dr. Will’s extensive refractive surgery experience encompasses over 75,000 successful laser vision procedures.

Dr. Brian Will is one of the country’s leading refractive surgeons, and his clinical and scientific contributions have helped refine vision correction procedures which have improved the vision of millions of people. Throughout his 30 years of medical practice – and in his numerous contributions to the evolution of laser eye surgery – Dr. Will’s passion has always been for the quality of care, safety, and well-being of his patients.

As a part of his commitment and passion to utilizing only the most advanced technology for his patients, Dr. Will has either introduced or performed the:

  • First center dedicated exclusively to laser refractive surgery in the Pacific Northwest
  • First Raindrop inlay to replace reading glasses in the Pacific Northwest
  • First Advanced Generation iDesign wavefront customized Lasik procedure in the Pacific Northwest
  • First Wavefront customized Lasik procedure in the Pacific Northwest
  • First Wavefront customized IntraLasik blade-free procedure on the West Coast of the United States
  • First IntraLasik Femtosecond laser procedure in the Pacific Northwest
  • First VisuMax blade free Lasik laser procedure in the Pacific Northwest
  • First excimer laser procedure using active eye tracking, as well as spot-scanning technology and surface-smoothing technology in the Pacific Northwest
  • First excimer laser treatment of farsightedness, as well as farsightedness with astigmatism in the Pacific Northwest
  • First Lasik procedure in the world using active eye tracking on a patient with nystagmus


One of the Most Respected Vision Specialists and Centers in the World

Most notably, Dr. Will has personally performed more customized Wavefront-Guided IntraLASIK procedures than most other surgeons in the Pacific Northwest. He is the only surgeon in the Pacific Northwest using the iDesign Wavefront system, which has five times the precision and sensitivity of other Wavefront technologies and is 25 times more accurate than glasses or contact lenses.

He was the first to perform all laser blade-free LASIK in 2002. His scientific contributions have been instrumental in perfecting laser surgical techniques. Dr. Will has raised the level of safety and precision with LASIK to new levels and is one of the most experienced and respected blade-free LASIK surgeons in the world. Through Dr. Will’s leadership, Will Vision and Laser Centers is currently the only certified and industry acclaimed Center of Excellence in the Pacific Northwest for several leading technology companies, including Johnson and Johnson Vision®.

Accolades and Industry-Changing Scientific Contributions

Dr. Will has lectured, taught and trained more LASIK surgeons than any other single surgeon in the Pacific Northwest. In the course of his career, Dr. Will has presented scientific papers and been an invited speaker at many national and international societies. His scientific papers have earned Best Paper of Session Award at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in 2007, 2008, and 2009. Dr. Will is the only refractive surgeon in the entire Pacific Northwest recognized by his peers as one of the Best Doctors in America and has been part of this esteemed group since 2007. Dr. Will has served as a technical consultant to several eye care companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500 businesses. He has a patent pending on a vacuum ring that improves both the precision and comfort of LASIK and is more physiologically friendly to the eye than current available devices.

The Future's Right Before Your Eyes!

If you’re ready to take the next step in your journey to better vision, contact Will Vision & Laser Centers today. We’re excited to welcome you into our practice and for you to “See the Difference.”

Will Vision’s Unparalleled Commitment to State-of-the-Art Technology

We encourage you to research our competition. We can say that with confidence because we know that what you will find elsewhere is a race for the bottom – an industry characterized by bait and switch advertising, tiered pricing algorithms designed to ignore patient safety, business practices centered on maximizing the profitability of old technology, and gross misdirection.

Dr. Will’s commitment to academic achievement, education, and teaching began more than 30 years ago and continue today, as he remains on the leading edge of the latest innovations in the field. His experience gives him the skills necessary to utilize the proper techniques and tools during your vision correction procedure. Using advanced technologies, Dr. Will can offer patients vision correction treatments that are more accurate and safer than ever before.

Today, Dr. Will utilizes the most advanced and safest form of LASIK treatment in the world identical to that used by the US military and the NASA astronaut program. Dr. Will is one of a select group of surgeons in the world to offer IntraLASIK and the VisuMax ultra-low energy laser technology, the most advanced tools available to refractive surgeons. Dr. Will’s dedication to eye care and commitment to the latest technological advancements in laser vision correction have been unparalleled in the region.

Achieving Your Best Personal Vision

Dr. Will is dedicated to quality care and helping his patients receive the personalized attention they need and deserve. Dr. Will provides a safe, effective, and accurate approach to patient diagnosis and treatment. He crafts his treatment plans based upon years of surgical experience, a background of superior academic achievements, and the utilization of only the best equipment available. He molds that plan to guide each patient upon a pathway of healing that leads them to their goal of achieving their personal best vision.

You can meet Dr. Will by taking advantage of the opportunity to receive a complimentary screening examination at Will Vision and Laser Centers in one of our conveniently located offices in Vancouver and Salem.