Dr. Balin

Ophthalmologist in Northampton

Dr. Balin, Ophthalmologist in Northampton

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

Dr. Balin’s surgical specialties include iLASIK, PRK, Refractive Lensectomy, and Refractive Cataract Surgery. She performs No-Stitch Cataract Surgery using the latest in lens technology, and has performed over 20,000 procedures.

As the director of the Balin Eye & Laser Center, Dr. Balin offers patients a full-service facility providing the highest quality, most technologically advanced eye care to the residents of Western Massachusetts. The Balin Eye & Laser Center is located in Northampton, 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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