Dr. Balin

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Nancy A. Balin, MD, FACS is a board certified ophthalmologist and surgeon. Dr. Balin’s expertise and dedication to quality medical care has earned her unprecedented recognition throughout western Massachusetts as a leader in vision correction. A pioneer in the field, Dr. Balin was the first surgeon in western Massachusetts to perform Lasik and has performed over 8,000 procedures.

Dr. Balin’s surgical specialties include iLASIK, PRK, Refractive Lensectomy, Refractive Cataract Surgery, and KAMRA Inlay. She is a highly respected Cataract Surgeon performing No-Stitch Cataract Surgery using the latest in lens technology. Dr. Balin remains passionate about vision correction and has performed over 20,000 procedures.

As the director of the Balin Eye & Laser Center, Dr. Balin has created a full service facility that provides the highest quality, most technologically advanced eye care to the residents of western Massachusetts. The Balin Eye & Laser Center’s main office is located in Northampton Massachusetts. Patients can also be seen at satellite locations in Ware and Springfield Massachusetts.


Dr. Balin received her medical degree from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She completed her Ophthalmology residency at the Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York. She was then invited to complete a Fellowship in cornea and anterior segment surgery which she did with highest honors.

Dr. Balin has been recognized over the years by various organizations for her many accomplishments in eye care and has been voted by her peers as one of the Best Doctors in America 2009-2012, 2015-2016.


Dr. Balin is Board Certified with the American Board of Ophthalmology and as a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is a member of the following:

  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Refractive Surgery Alliance Society
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • Hampshire County Medical Society
  • Women in Ophthalmology

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