With a population of about 4.6 million people, Louisiana is home to 120 hospitals that cater to its residents. The highest ranking hospital within the Pelican State is the Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, high performing in seven specialties. This is closely followed by Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, with 795 affiliated doctors and high performing in seven procedures and conditions.

The state has three accredited and top performing medical schools, namely Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, and Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Based on a report by the Kaiser Family Foundation, Louisiana has over 12,000 doctors, 6,800 of which are specialty doctors including some of the top eye care specialists in the country. Finding a good laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) eye surgeon in the wealth of eye centers throughout the state is well worth the effort.

In fact, LASIK is increasing in popularity not just in Louisiana but in the rest of country as well, with around 700,000 of these surgeries performed each year. This type of corrective eye surgery is effective, successful, and can fix many common eye problems people suffer from. Statistics found that there are over 34 million people in the U.S. experiencing near sightedness, as many as 24 million suffering from cataracts, and over 14 million experiencing far sightedness. Even if a person’s vision seems perfect now, it was revealed that all adults eventually develop age-related far sightedness some time between the ages of 45 and 50. LASIK surgery helps people with these issues, effectively eliminating the need for wearing eye glasses (which 150 million Americans depend on) and regularly wearing contact lenses (which 38 million Americans do).