With approximately 95 hospitals serving Alabama’s 4.8 million residents, finding a good laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) eye surgeon should be easy. One of the state’s top university hospitals, the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham is often considered one of the best in the southeast – it’s been nationally ranked in nine specialty areas. Grandview Medical Center (formerly Trinity Medical Center) is yet another high performing hospital leading in nine procedures and conditions. Huntsville Hospital, located in its namesake city (more famously known as the Rocket City) has high performance in seven procedures and conditions.

Specialty clinics and eye centers are spread all over the state’s 52,419 square miles, in addition to four accredited medical schools, topped by Birmingham’s own University of Alabama School of Medicine, which offers courses focused on eye health and eye care. Based on the Kaiser Family Foundation’s latest report, Alabama has 83,533 active professional nurses and 11,330 practicing physicians as of 2016 – you are guaranteed the best care and professionalism your eyes and the rest of your body deserves.

Truly, LASIK surgery is one of the best ways to correct one’s vision problems. While there are the more common solutions such as wearing eyeglasses, contact lenses, or both, having LASIK done is an investment that can help address these issues and even achieve perfect or near-perfect vision, eliminating the daily need to wear spectacles. It was found that there are about 150 million people in the U.S. who are dependent on eyeglasses, and about 38 million who regularly wear contact lenses for the same reason – while effective, they are not an end-all solution and often may cause even further damage to many people’s eyesight. With over 34 million Americans experiencing near sightedness, and 14 million suffering from far sightedness, in addition to 24 million experiencing cataracts, sometimes undergoing LASIK is the best way to go.