Meet Our Doctors

Our Doctors


The doctors and surgical team at Lipstock LASIK & Cataract Center have dedicated their professional lives to providing their patients with the safest and most precise solutions for their patients’ unique vision needs. As leaders in vision surgery, our team has performed thousands of procedures – many of which were the first of their kinds in Virginia.

We have brought together an exceptional team driven by a compassion for patients and a dedication to providing incredible results. Our passionate pursuit of excellence means you’ll receive first-rate care from your consultation to post-treatment.

Kenneth Lipstock, M.D.

Meet your hometown LASIK pioneer: Dr. Lipstock!

  • Graduate of MCV/VCU Medical School and Ophthalmology Residency
  • International fellow under Luiz Ruiz, inventor of LASIK instrument
  • Director of MCV Department of LASIK

Dr. Lipstock was the first Virginia surgeon to:

  • Perform LASIK
  • Correct astigmatism and farsightedness with LASIK
  • Perform bifocal LASIK procedure
  • Routinely provide topical anesthesia for cataract surgery (along with Dr. Stevens)

Dr. Lipstock was the first Richmond surgeon to:

  • Perform blade-free LASIK
  • Utilize the revolutionary iDesign LASIK technology

Dr. Lipstock’s comprehensive research explaining the theoretical risks and benefits of Laser Cataract Surgery has helped to influence the way surgeons approach laser-assisted cataract surgery worldwide.

Garth Stevens, M.D.

Meet Dr. Stevens!

  • UVA Medical Student
  • Henry Ford Hospital Ophthalmology Residency
  • NIH Ocular Immunology Fellowship
  • Georgetown University Cornea Fellowship -Full-time Faculty of MCV Department of Ophthalmology 1995-2000
  • Private Practice in Richmond, VA for complex cataract and corneal procedures

Dr. Stevens was the first Virginia surgeon to:

  • Perform minimally invasive corneal transplant technologies such as DLEK, DSEK, DMEK, and DWEK
  • Perform laser-assisted cataract surgery
  • Routinely provide topical anesthesia for cataract surgery (along with Dr. Lipstock)
  • Perform Yamane technique to support displaced intraocular lenses

Dr. Stevens was the first Richmond surgeon to:

  • Use the XEN surgical technology during cataract surgery for advanced glaucoma
  • Perform corneal collagen cross-linking for the treatment of corneal keratoconus

To learn more, schedule an appointment with Lipstock LASIK & Cataract Center now!