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Nick Lancaster

Dr. Nicholas Lancaster, Sharpe Vision-Refractive Surgeon was born and raised near Seattle, WA. He has one older brother, and they grew up water skiing, snow skiing, camping, and hiking around the Paciflc Northwest. In 1998 he graduated as valedictorian from Kent Meridian High School and then went on to attend the University of Washington, graduatingwith a BA in Business Administration in 2002.

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Upon graduation, he found a job as a grade school teacher in Barranquilla, Colombia. For the next 3 years he worked, learned Spanish, and traveled around Colombia and nearby countries, meeting his wife, Paola,along the way, and also rediscovering a passion for science he had as a kid. He then returned to Seattle and worked full time while also attending college full time, gathering the necessary science credits in order to apply for medical school.

In 2008 he entered the University of Washington School of Medicine. By 2012,Dr. Lancaster had set his sights on ophthalmology as his specialty, and his family had grown to include a son, Sam, and a daughter, Karen. He graduated from medical school with Honors in June of 2012 and a week later he entered active duty for the US Army and moved to Fort Gordon near Augusta, Georgia, where he completed his internship. In 2013 he began his ophthalmology residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

During his 3 year residency, he had the opportunity to take part in Operation Continuing Promise 2015, a humanitarian mission aboard the USNS Comfort, performing eye surgeries for Haitian nationals with limited access to healthcare. Also during this time he had another son, David.

In 2016 Dr. Lancaster graduated from ophthalmology residency and was transferred to Fort Hood, where he became staff at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center. In January of 2018 he began his current position as Chief of the Ophthalmology service. When he’s not ferrying his kids between after-school activities, Dr. Lancaster enjoys mountain biking, traveling, reading, and gardening.

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