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Reaching Your Lifestyle Potential | Karl Stonecipher, MD

Carl Stonecipher MD

Welcome to Lens Defined Vision

Lens Defined Vision is my personal website designed to educate patients on frequently asked questions as well as helping you learn more about our practice. My mission is to provide the highest quality laser procedure with the best possible technology. Karl G. Stonecipher, MD is a cornea and refractive trained surgical specialist and the Director of The Laser Center in Greensboro, North Carolina, which he joined in 2005.  With more than 100 book chapters, abstracts and articles published, Dr. Stonecipher speaks both nationally and internationally on refractive and corneal surgery. Dr. Karl Stonecipher and his exceptional staff are looking forward to meeting with you. You questions and concerns are welcome. Thank you for visiting Lens Defined Vision.


  • 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

Check out the videos below to learn more about our procedures:

Dr. Karl Stonecipher discusses the LASIK procedure and why he became a patient and how it has improved his lifestyle.  View videos on his personal experience.


Learn more about what Wavefront Optimized means and why Karl choose this laser for his own LASIK surgery.


What is Intralase and why is this 100% blade-free technique used to perform the critical first step in the LASIK procedure

Watch videos on what is presbyopia why it makes it difficult to see objects up close.