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Greensboro LASIK Surgeon
Dr. Karl Stonecipher, M.D.

Dr. Karl Stonecipher, M.D.


Credentials and Qualification
Professional Credentials
Additional Career Highlights
Surgeon Bio

Direct: (336) 288-8823
Fax: (336) 288-8483

The Laser Center - Greensboro, NC
1002 North Church Street, Suite 101
Greensboro, NC 27410

Contact for your free LASIK consultation with a true LASIK expert who is a trusted eye surgeon and vision care specialist. Dr. Stonecipher's exceptional qualifications are listed below.

Credentials and Qualifications

Dr. Karl Stonecipher has extensive qualifications that we estimate place him among the top LASIK and refractive surgeons in the United States.

For your convenience, these credentials and criteria have been grouped by Experience, Patient Care and Credentials. In addition, Dr. Stonecipher has included some additional career highlights that while not used by Trusted LASIK Surgeons in our screening process, clearly supplement his highly distinguished career.

Dr. Stonecipher's qualifications and credentials as one of the top LASIK surgeons include:


  • Over 20 years experience in laser vision surgery, including LASIK
  • Over 20 years experience in refractive surgery (laser vision, lens implants and RK)
  • Performed over 50,000 LASIK and laser vision procedures
  • Dr. Stonecipher has been involved in multiple FDA trials as the principal investigator or co-investigator over the last 20 years involving laser technology, lens technology, device technology, and pharmaceutical products
  • Research Grants
    • Moria CB Disposable Microkeratome in LASIK
    • Wavelight Allegretto Excimer Laser-LASIK for Myopia, Hyperopia, and Astigmatism
    • Ciba Vision-Pain management in PRK
    • Allergan-Dry eye syndrome: Treatment with Cyclosporin
    • Tulane Biomedical Research Support Grant - Infectious Endophthalmitis
    • Medical Student Research Grant - Research to Prevent Blindness. The Gustavus and Louise Pfeiffer FoundationSt. Giles Foundation - Radioprotective agents in Ophthalmology

Premier Patient Care

  • Use of Intralase system for “All-Laser” or “Bladeless” LASIK
  • Use of Wavefront Based (“Custom”) LASIK and PRK
  • Use of Allegretto Wavelight LASIK and PRK
  • Use of iLASIK Procedure- WaveScan Technology, Intralase, and Visx Advanced CustomVue treatments
  • Offers complete refractive surgery care, including LASIK, PRK, RLE / CLE, Phakic Implants, Limbal Relaxing Incisions, and cataract lens implants procedures
  • Management of complications of surgery for new patients who had problems from a LASIK or other vision correction procedure performed by another doctor
  • Other eye surgeons, optometrists, opticians, employees of companies that specialize in refractive surgery instrumentation or their family members have had their LASIK and other refractive surgeries performed by Dr. Stonecipher
  • Multiple professional athletes have had refractive surgery with Dr. Stonecipher

Professional Credentials

  • Current Positions
    • Director, The Laser Center-Greensboro
    • Director, The Laser Center-Raleigh
  • Past Faculty Appointments

Additional Career Highlights

  • Award of Excellence for Outstanding Paper-24th Annual C.S. O’Brien Professorship and 12th Annual Tulane Eye Alumni Day, 1989
  • Award of Excellence for Outstanding Paper-Southern Medical Association-Ophthalmology, 1989
  • Best Paper of Session-ASCRS, 1994
  • VISX Star, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
  • Intralase Pioneer, 2003
  • Top Fifty Opinion Leaders -CRST, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008


  • Undergraduate: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX,
    • Degrees
      • B.S. Biology
      • B.S. Chemistry
    • Honors/Awards
      • Phi Eta Sigma - Academic Honors
      • Alpha Lambda Delta - Academic Honors
      • Beta Beta Beta - Academic Honors
      • Phi Beta Kappa - Academic Honors
      • Minnie L. Moffit Award - Academic Scholarship
      • Undergraduate Honors Research Award
      • Cum Laude Graduate
  • Medical School: University of Oklahoma School of Medicine, Oklahoma City, OK
    • Oklahoma State Medical Association - House Delegate
    • Oklahoma County Medical Society -Student Representative
    • Oklahoma County Medical Society -Student Representative
    • Moderator - OSMA 1st Annual Student Section
    • Class of 1986- Treasurer 1984-86
  • Internship: University of Oklahoma - Transitional Program, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Residency: Tulane Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
    • Chief Resident
  • Fellowship Training in Cornea and Keratorefractive Surgery: McGee Eye Institute, Oklahoma City, OK

Surgeon Bio

Karl Stonecipher, M.D., is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and completed his residency in Ophthalmology at Tulane University. Dr. Stonecipher received a fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at the McGee Eye Institute with J. James Rowsey, MD. Dr. Stonecipher has practiced ophthalmology in the Greensboro area for more than a decade. Dr. Stonecipher's refractive experience dates back to 1987, and he has performed more than 35,000 procedures. Dr. Stonecipher has been certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology since 1992.

Dr. Stonecipher’s memberships include the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the International Society for Refractive Surgeons, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Stonecipher has over 100 abstracts, articles, and book chapters published nationally and internationally, and speaks nationally and internationally on Refractive and Corneal Surgery. He is currently involved in FDA trials for the Study of Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery.

Dr. Stonecipher was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He and his wife, Lynne, have two children, Megan and Kody, and live in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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