Kenneth Lipstock, MD

Lipstock LASIK and Cataract Center
Westerre Commons
3701 Westerre Parkway, Suite A
Richmond, Virginia 23233

(800) 229-9877

Dr. Kenneth Lipstock

Kenneth Lipstock, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who is a leader in the field of laser vision correction. He was the first surgeon in Virginia to perform LASIK and the first in Central Virginia to offer blade-free laser eye surgery. Early in his career, Dr. Lipstock studied with Dr. Luis Ruiz, a world-famous pioneer in refractive surgery from Columbia, South America, who invented the surgical instrument that made the LASIK procedure possible. At that time, Dr. Lipstock was honored to be one of the only American surgeons to perform surgery at Dr. Ruiz's center, which provided him with an in-depth knowledge of the LASIK procedure and helped him develop a masterful surgical technique. Together, Dr. Ruiz and Dr. Lipstock founded the International Center for Refractive Surgery in the Caribbean, which was designed to train U.S. surgeons on laser eye surgery before the procedure was approved in the United States.

Dr. Lipstock has a long history of providing excellent visual results through eye surgery and has been helping Virginians see clearly for 25 years. He runs a comprehensive ophthalmology practice providing a range of refractive surgery procedures, including LASIK and cataract surgery. Patients have traveled from across the United States and Canada to seek his skilled hands for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. He is highly detail oriented and personally examines each patient before and after surgery. This focus on quality along with Dr. Lipstock's commitment to use only the latest proven technology, including the blade-free IntraLase method and the VISX CustomVue excimer laser, are the reasons that more than 99.9 percent of his patients see clearly without eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Friendly, individualized care and the latest instruments ensure that Dr. Lipstock's patients receive the best treatment.

To learn much more about Dr. Lipstock and laser vision correction at Lipstock LASIK and Cataract Center visit To determine if you are a candidate to eliminate your dependence on glasses or contact lenses, contact Lipstock LASIK and Cataract Center toll free at (800) 299-9877 to schedule a comprehensive evaluation including a private consultation with Dr. Lipstock.

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Patients feel at ease with Dr. Lipstock's expertise and vast experience.

Kenneth Lipstock, MD, is the Medical Director and Chief Surgeon of Lipstock LASIK and Cataract Center. At his center, the most advanced technology is used for laser vision correction. For LASIK surgery, the sixth generation VISX Star S4 excimer laser system is used. This wavefront-guided custom LASIK system provides a highly accurate measure of the corneal curvature and then creates a customized ablation profile to correct each eye. To create the corneal flap, the "All Laser LASIK" or "Blade Free LASIK" procedure is used, called IntraLase. Dr. Lipstock was the first Richmond-based refractive surgeon to offer the IntraLase method. The combination of VISX Custom LASIK, IntraLase and Dr. Lipstock's comprehensive training and experience provides for excellent surgical outcomes.

In addition to LASIK, Dr. Lipstock is an expert cataract surgeon, using the most advanced "no-needle, no-stitch, no-patch" surgical technique. The newest in intraocular lens (IOL) technology is available, including IOLs that simultaneously correct for near and distance vision and IOLs for highly myopic patients who do not qualify for LASIK surgery.

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Kenneth Lipstock, MD, completed his undergraduate degree with summa cum laude honors at Queens City College of New York. He completed his medical degree and his residency in ophthalmology at the Medical College of Virginia. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Medical College of Virginia. He is an active member in the major ophthalmology organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the International Society of Refractive Surgery.

Dr. Lipstock remains active in the latest refractive surgery research and has recently presented his findings in Charlottesville, Chicago and Paris during the annual meetings hosted by the Virginia Society of Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Dr. Lipstock was born in Long Island, New York, and has resided in Richmond, Virginia, for more than 30 years. He is happily married to Joan, with whom he has three boys. The Lipstock family enjoys outdoor activities and is involved in community programs that foster the education and social support of autistic children and young adults.

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