Dr. McLaughlin is a graduate of Grove City College of PA with a degree in Molecular Biology and Spanish. He was commissioned as an Air Force Officer in 2004, and went on to earn his degree in Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. During medical school he transferred to the Navy in 2007 and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.
His graduate medical education included an internship in Transitional Medicine and residency in Ophthalmology at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. His military experiences included training as Naval Flight Surgeon, working as a physician for the US Navy and Marine Corps test pilots at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD, and serving as the department head of ophthalmology and refractive surgery at the Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, NC. Prior to leaving the Navy, Dr. McLaughlin was selected for promotion to the rank of Commander.
Dr. McLaughlin is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of several professional organizations. He enjoys taking part in humanitarian medical missions and is fluent in Spanish. He has participated in numerous research projects and academic publications, including research using high-frequency ultrasound for sizing of implantable collamer lenses (ICL).
Dr. McLaughlin is accepting patients at Laurel Eye Clinic in Duncansville, Bedford and Clearfield and will be performing cataract surgery, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, and refractive surgery including ICL implants, LASIK and refractive lens exchange.