Home to 71 hospitals – 7 of which are nationally ranked – Arizona is one of the best places for eye care in the country. Among these hospitals, Arizona’s top-rated Mayo Clinic in Phoenix has a national ranking in 10 specialties, and an impressive high performance in eight procedures and conditions. Next to them are the Banner University Medical Centers, one in Phoenix and the other in Tucson – both nationally ranked in two specialties and high performing for seven procedures and conditions. Mayo Clinic has an ophthalmology center, and Banner Health has an eye care center as well. Finding a good laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) eye surgeon in the Copper State is easy and worth it.
Based on a report by the Kaiser Family Foundation in 2016, the state of Arizona has 16,863 practicing medical professionals – 8,060 are primary care physicians while 8,803 are specialty physicians. With three top of the line medical schools, namely the University of Arizona College of Medicine, the Midwestern University Arizona College, and the A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine, you can rest assured your medical and vision care professionals are at the top of their game.
With the development and popularity of LASIK eye surgeries increasing since its inception in 1996 to the current time, it is estimated that about 720,000 people in the U.S. alone will undergo the procedure in 2020. After such a surgery, most patients will enjoy an improved or even perfect vision that will no longer require them to wear their old corrective glasses or contact lenses. Millions of Americans have at least one form of eyesight problem in their lifetime, be it near or far sightedness. This is especially true for age-related eye issues, and LASIK is an effective way of addressing these problems.