Kenneth Lipstock, MD

Kenneth Lipstock, MD was Virginia’s first LASIK surgeon and one of the first in the United States to perform LASIK. Since 1986 Dr. Lipstock has provided outstanding vision care, performing thousands of successful vision correction procedures. Today he is recognized as one of the leading LASIK and PRK surgeons and cataract specialists in the state of Virginia.

Dr. Lipstock provides locally-grown, sustainable LASIK. What does that mean? It means that he trained at our local renowned MCV/VCU and now as the MCV director of laser vision correction is now passing the baton to medical residents by teaching them the skills of LASIK and PRK surgery that he learned while training abroad with the actual inventor of LASIK.

Because he is a local doctor, he is always on call and always available to care for his patients, unlike other surgeons who are flown in from out-of-state for specific surgery days. He views every patient not as a corporate number, but rather as important individuals with unique visual needs. He works hard each and every day to help his patients meet their vision goals.

As a comprehensive ophthalmologist, Dr. Lipstock provides a full range of advanced eye care services, including LASIK, PRK, blended vision, ‘No Needle, No Stitch, No Patch’ cataract surgery, glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye, corneal and retinal disease, comprehensive eye exams and more.

Dr. Lipstock trained internationally years ago with the actual inventor of LASIK and is the co-founder of the International Center of Refractive Surgery in 1996, a surgeon training center for LASIK, along with Luiz Ruiz, M.D., the inventor of the microkeratome instrument that made LASIK possible. Dr. Lipstock is the director of MCV/VCU`s LASIK Surgery Department and has performed LASIK on his wife, two of his children and all the eligible employees of Lipstock LASIK & Cataract Center. He treats cases referred by other LASIK surgeons and has a well-founded reputation among his peers as one of the leading eye surgeons in the region. He is internationally recognized for his research on laser-assisted cataract surgery and has won multiple national and local top doctor awards. Dr. Lipstock personally meets and cares for every patient, from initial consultations to post-surgical appointments.

In 2011 Dr. Lipstock presented the results of two studies he initiated and performed in the area of cataract surgery and presbyopia (regarding how to perform cataract surgery to best enable one to see both far and near without glasses) at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) symposium.

In 2014 he independently researched the new and very controversial subject of laser-assisted cataract surgery. This study has been hailed as the first unbiased comprehensive review of the scientific evidence for and against the use of femtosecond laser technology for cataract surgery.


Lipstock LASIK & Cataract Center


3701 Westerre Parkway, Suite A

Richmond, VA 23233 USA

Telephone – 804-554-3760

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