After receiving his medical degree from St. Louis University, Dr. Kontos served nine years in the U.S. Navy as a flight surgeon and ophthalmologist achieving the rank of Lt. Commander. During his service, he spent three years as a member of the elite Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN). Since leaving the service, Dr. Kontos has developed a very reputable refractive and cataract surgery practice serving eastern Washington, North Idaho and Montana through Empire Eye Physicians.
Dr. Kontos is the only laser surgeon in the region to be honored by VISX, Inc. in the top 5% of LASIK surgeons nationwide. Dr. Kontos is one of the most experienced ophthalmic surgeons in the North west and has taught refractive surgery techniques to numerous surgeons both locally and throughout the country.