Dr. Imperia is a highly trained and experienced board certified ophthalmologist and a fellowship-trained corneal specialist. He is one of the Pacific Northwest’s most experienced Lasik surgeons and also specializes in cataract surgery and corneal disease. His practice includes the treatment of glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration and many other medical, visual and surgical conditions.
Dr. Imperia teaches fellow ophthalmologists and optometrists in the fields of Lasik, cataract surgery, and corneal disease. He has participated in FDA trials on Lasik and has been published in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks.
Volunteer work has become an important part of Dr. Imperia’s career. He has worked with the Himalayan Cataract Project and Surgical Eye Expeditions, travelling to Nepal, Ethiopia and Honduras, doing free eye surgery and teaching local doctors. He is helping to establish the first Lasik program in Nepal. Locally, at La Clinica de Valle, Dr. Imperia and the Medical Eye Center have donated their time and resources to establish and staff an eye clinic providing medical eye care, glasses and surgery to low income families as well as outreach screenings at seasonal migrant worker camps.
An avid outdoorsman and athlete, Dr. Imperia enjoys fly fishing, running, cycling, backpacking and skiing with his wife Laura and their border collie, Maxwell Smart. A veteran triathlete, he is one of the few people to complete the grueling Hawaii Ironman Triathlon.
Education and Training
Lafayette College, Easton, PA BS Biology, summa cum laude
Medical School 1979-83
Graduated with honors, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York
Internship and Residency 1983-86
Internal Medicine—Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio
Ophthalmology—Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio
Cornea and Refractive Surgery—Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, California