Robert R. Francis, MD For an appointment call: 206.215.3850


  • Ophthalmology


  • Retina

Care Center:

Proliance Retina

Clinic Locations:

  • Bellevue
  • First Hill
  • Kent


Robert Francis, MD, is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He provides dedicated medical retinal care along with all types of retinal surgery. He offers particular expertise in combined cataract and retinal procedures and in complex cataract cases.

He has been in practice since 1989. Prior to joining Proliance Retina, he was the retinal surgeon for Group Health Cooperative where he continues to provide surgical retinal care. He has served as chief of ophthalmology at Swedish Medical Center and Group Health Cooperative. He spent ten years as a clinical instructor for the department of ophthalmology at the University of Washington.

In his spare time, Dr. Francis enjoys travel, tennis, and fly fishing.

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Education & Fellowship

BS, University of Washington
MD, University of Washington School of Medicine

Ophthalmology, University of Washington Medical Center

Diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous, University of Washington School of Medicine

Board certification
American Board of Ophthalmology

Professional Affiliations

Chief of ophthalmology (former), Group Health Cooperative
Chief of ophthalmology (former), Swedish Medical Center
Clinical instructor (former), University of Washington Department of Ophthalmology

Surgical Facilities

The Retina Surgery Center
Overlake Hospital Medical Center
Swedish Medical Center