Home to the 8th largest population in the country, Georgia has a population of approximately 10.3 million people. Throughout the Peach State’s 58,425 square miles, 141 hospitals and clinics give medical service to the millions of residents. Topping the ranks is Emory University in Atlanta (national ranking in six specialties, high performance in 9 procedures/conditions). Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital, also in Atlanta, ranks second and has high performance in nine procedures/conditions. Coming in third is Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, with high performance in seven procedures/conditions.

The Peach State has four other medical schools, and has an astounding amount of medical professionals: approximately over 121,000 professionally active nurses, 11,537 primary care physicians, and 11,846 specialty physicians. With plenty of eye clinics and laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) centers in Atlanta and throughout the main cities, finding an good LASIK eye surgeon in Georgia is easy and will be worth it.

While having vision problems is a common and sometimes growing occurrence not just in the state but in the rest of the country, it should not be ignored or pushed aside. While undergoing LASIK would often mean experiencing a few side effects for the first few days after the procedure, including dry eyes and temporary visual disturbances, the overall effect after healing is worth the time, money, and effort. After a few weeks or months, the healing will have fully occurred, and any temporary issues will have disappeared and do not continue on as a long-term problem. Depending on a person’s situation health-wise, more often it is advisable that a patient would prepare to undergo LASIK as their main corrective solution for their various eye problems. In fact, the procedure is growing in popularity that it is expected to reach about 720,000 procedures in the U.S. by 2020.