Nancy A Balin, MD, FACS

Nancy A Balin MD, FACS is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist specializing in Laser Refractive Surgery, as well as Cataract Surgery. She also provides comprehensive Ophthalmologic care for patients with glaucoma, diabetes, and a variety of ocular diseases.

Nancy A. Balin, M.D, F.A.C.S. is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, as well as a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Greater Springfield Ophthalmologic Society, American Medical Association and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Balin was elected by her peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America from 2009 to 2012 and 2015 to 2016.

Dr. Balin founded the Balin Eye and Laser Center in Western Massachusetts in 1992. Her refractive career began with Radial Keratotomy in the early 90’s. She was the first surgeon in Western Massachusetts to perform Laser Vision Correction in 1996, and has been performing iLASIK with all-laser technology using the Intralase Femtosecond laser for the past 11 years in her state of the art In-Office Laser Suite. She also performs cataract surgery and offers advanced intraocular lenses used to treat vision loss from cataracts and restore functional reading vision without the need for glasses, as well as numerous other vision corrective procedures including LASIK, PRK, phakic IOL’s, and Refractive Lens Exchange.

Dr. Balin graduated cum laude from the University of Vermont. She received her medical degree (MD) from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine. She completed an internship in Internal Medicine in Denver, Colorado, and her Ophthalmology Residency at the Albany Medical Center. Upon completion of her residency, Dr. Balin completed an Anterior Segment Fellowship with Dr. William Collis in Lexington, Kentucky.

When Dr. Balin is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children. She also is a competitive ballroom dancer and enjoys downhill skiing and tennis.


Balin Eye & Laser Center


269 Locust Street

Northampton, MA 01062 USA

Telephone – 413-584-6666

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