Dr. Richard Tipperman

Dr. Tipperman has maintained a private practice in ophthalmology since 1991 and has been named by his peers to both “Best Doctors in the United States” and “Best Doctors in Philadelphia.” Dr. Tipperman has been performing Refractive Surgery at TLC Laser Eye Centers – Philadelphia since 1998 and presently limits his practice to LASIK surgery, Cataract surgery, and correction of Complications of Cataract surgery.


Dr. Richard Tipperman is originally from New York and completed his undergraduate studies at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York and medical school at the University of Rochester. Dr. Tipperman completed an ophthalmology residency at Wills Eye Hospital and served as Chief Resident at Wills Eye Hospital. He is frequently recognized for his surgical skills amongst his peers and has been invited to lecture locally, nationally, and internationally. He has also been invited to, and performed live ophthalmic surgery for international meetings. Doctor Tipperman was one of only 14 surgeons in the entire United States to participate in the surgical trials of one of the most advanced technology multifocal intraocular lenses ultimately approved by the FDA. He has had an active practice in refractive surgery since 1991.


Dr. Tipperman remains an active member of the teaching staff at Wills and has lectured locally, nationally, and internationally on a variety of ophthalmic surgical topics including refractive surgery.