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Meet our staff of Lasik Surgeons and Optometrists who work from our Gig Harbor location in the Cascade Eye and Skin network of clinics.

Lasik Surgeons

Keith Dahlhauser, M.D., F.A.C.S.

 
LASIK
 
PRK
 
Cataracts
 
Glaucoma


With over 8000 ocular surgeries (LASIK, PRK, Cataract and Glaucoma), Keith Dahlhauser, M.D. FACS has the experience; but it is more than just experience that counts.

He says, ''the most experienced hair cutter is the barber at boot camp, but would you want him to give you a hair cut before your wedding?'' Just as important as experience in surgery is attention to detail, modern equipment, concern for the patient and monitoring of results.

All surgical patients are seen pre-operative and post-operative by the same ophthalmologist/surgeon at Harbor Lasik / Cascade Eye and Skin, P.C. Prior to joining, Keith Dahlhauser, M.D. FACS was a Lieutenant Colonel and chief of cataract surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center; he spent 10 years teaching residents how to perform cataract and refractive surgery.

Dr Dahlhauser received the 'teacher of the year' award 6 o... Read More

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Steven M. Brady D.O.

Dr. Brady is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD), earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Science. In 1998, he graduated second in his class at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine (Biddeford, ME), after intelligence and basic underwater demolition / SEAL training, and 6 years of service in Naval Intelligence and Naval Special Warfare. His wealth of experience and expertise stems from an arduous and selective internship and residency at the nationís top rated hospital in the Department of Defense where his knowledge was rated in the top 5% of his peers, as well as years of service in at least 8 countries around the world - learning, teaching and performing thousands of surgeries. After two successful years as Chief of Ophthalmology at the only military medical center in Europe, and directing the only warfighter refractive eye surgery center in Europe, he was hand selected fo... Read More

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Optometry

Rikk J. Schlaffman, O.D.

Dr. Schlaffman was born in Valley City, ND and grew up in Sequim, WA. He earned his Associates degree from Peninsula Community college in Port Angeles, WA. After attending Central Washington University and receiving a bachelor's degree in biology, he went on to Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, OR to earn his Doctor of Optometry degree.

Prior to joining the Cascade Eye & Skin Centers team, he spent 23 years in private practice in Lakewood, WA. He is a member of the American Optometric Association as well as the Optometric Physicians of Washington.

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