Meet the Doctors Behind Evergreen Eye Center’s Leading-Edge Care

At Evergreen Eye Center, we know that treatment for eye disease or vision correction is highly precise, important work. Most of all, we know that your results and ability to see and live following eye treatment depend greatly on the eye specialist you choose. Our ophthalmologists are all well-trained, experienced eye surgeons who are dedicated to providing the very latest, most advanced and effective care available today. For more than two decades, we’ve earned a reputation as leaders in high-tech, compassionate eyecare, introducing and using innovative treatments, achieving excellent outcomes, and offering unsurpassed, highly individualized attention and service.


Meet our innovative, experienced and highly dedicated eyecare specialists…

Robert A. Tester, MD

Dr. Robert Tester is a comprehensive eyecare provider and a leader in laser-assisted and microincisional cataract surgery. Having performed more than 10,000 surgeries, he is one of the most experienced cataract surgeons in the region. He combines experience and expertise in the most advanced laser eye surgeries as well as in the medical management of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease. Dr. Tester is also a published author in many major ophthalmic journals, and has done extensive research on intraocular lenses, cataract surgery and glaucoma.


Board-Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology
Certifications: LenSx® Femtosecond Laser, ORA® Wavefront Intraoperative IOL System, LipiFlow® Evaporative Dry Eye Disease Treatment System, Imprimis dropless cataract surgery technology
Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
MD: University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT
BA: Cum laude, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Member: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Gary W. Chung, MD

Dr. Chung is a leader in bladeless, microincisional cataract surgery and laser vision surgery with a special interest in dry eye disease. Fellowship-trained in cornea and external diseases of the eye, Dr. Chung believes in optimizing the health of the ocular surface before surgery to achieve the best results for patients. He has participated in numerous research studies, has been published in several ophthalmic journals, and authored a chapter in the most widely used textbook for corneal disorders. Having performed thousands of surgeries, Dr. Chung combines his expertise and training with a deep commitment to patient care. He has been named by his peers as a Top Doctor in Seattle Magazine and Seattle Met Magazine.


Board-Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology
Certifications: LASIK, Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) procedure
Fellowship: Cornea, Refractive Surgery & External Diseases; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago, IL
MD: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
BS: Duke University, Durham, NC
Member: American Academy of Ophthalmology, The Cornea Society, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Christian Ophthalmology Society

Brice R. Nicholson, DO

Dr. Nicholson specializes in LASIK and bladeless cataract microsurgery as well as comprehensive medical and surgical eyecare. In 2014, Dr. Nicholson retired from the US Navy, where he served as director of refractive surgery at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He was also selected to be the director of the Warfighter Refractive Surgery Center and head of the ophthalmology department at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Nicholson today has the experience that comes from having performed over 10,000 cataract and refractive surgery procedures.

Board-Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology
Certifications: Custom Wavefront-guided LASIK and PRK, Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) procedure
Residency: Ophthalmology, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA
Medical Degree: Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA
BA: Francis Marion University, Florence, SC
Member: American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Osteopathic Association, Society of US Naval Flight Surgeons, Sigma Sigma Phi Chapter (Osteopathic Medical Honor Society)


Kelly M. Bui, MD

Dr. Bui is a fellowship-trained medical retina specialist and board-certified ophthalmologist who has helped more than 10,000 people see their best and protect their eye health. A Seattle native, Dr. Bui chose to become a physician because she desired to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Later, she chose a career in ophthalmology because of its blend of medical and surgical techniques. Dr. Bui has authored several articles in peer-reviewed journals, written chapters in eyecare textbooks, and given presentations at various institutions and professional conferences. She is fluent in Vietnamese, bonds with patients and puts them at ease with her friendly nature and commitment to their needs. Dr. Bui also is an experienced cataract surgeon who uses today’s most advanced, patient-friendly techniques.


Board-Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology
Certifications: LenSx® Femtosecond Laser
Fellowship: Medical Retina, Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Residency: Ophthalmology, Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
MD: University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
BA: Psychology, with Distinction, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Member: American Academy of Ophthalmology, Washington Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons

Bradley A. Frederickson, OD

One of the first 500 doctors in the nation recognized as a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, Dr. Frederickson specializes in medical eyecare and provides follow-up care for people who’ve had cataract or refractive surgery. Dr. Frederickson is licensed by the State of Washington to examine, diagnose and treat many eye diseases and injuries. Since joining Evergreen Eye Center in 1994, Dr. Frederickson has become a well-known and highly regarded optometrist dedicated exclusively to medical eyecare.


Board-Certified: American Board of Optometry
Certifications: American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry
Residency: Cataract and Refractive Surgery Center, Reno, NV
OD: Doctor of Optometry, Pacific University College of Optometry, Forest Grove, OR
BS: Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR
Member: American Optometric Association, Optometric Physicians of Washington

Hans O. Bjorn, OD

A graduate of one of the top optometry training programs in the world, Dr. Bjorn provides comprehensive vision examinations as well as follow-up care for post-op cataract, ICL and LASIK patients. A resident of the Federal Way area for most of his life, he worked at Evergreen Eye Center as an ophthalmic technician and intern during his summers home from college. Dr. Bjorn’s outstanding training and his experience as a highly skilled eye technician make him an important part of Evergreen Eye Center’s reputation for excellence.


OD: Doctor of Optometry, Pacific University College of Optometry, Forest Grove, OR
BS: Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Member: American Optometric Association, Optometric Physicians of Washington