New Hampshire, one of the New England states in the U.S. northeast, has over 1.3 million people calling it home. They have access to 28 hospitals within the state’s relatively small 9,349 square mile area, including these top centers: Concord Hospital in Concord, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, Exeter Hospital in Exeter, St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua, and Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin.
The Granite State has only one medical school, found at Dartmouth College – a prestigious Ivy League school in Hanover. However, there is a wealth of healthcare professionals, including 4,005 practicing physicians and around 10,000 professionally active nurses – a good number of these are eye experts who work in various eye care and vision correction centers. Finding a good laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) eye surgeon in New Hampshire is worth the effort.
The procedure is steadily increasing in popularity, not just in New Hampshire, but in the rest of the United States as well. Data has revealed that there is an average of 700,000 surgeries performed each year in the U.S. alone, a number that is set to increase to 720,000 by the year 2020 according to experts. A survey performed by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery revealed that LASIK patients have a satisfaction rate of 92 to 98 percent. Patients are able to enjoy vastly improved vision, often ranging between 20/20 to 20/40 vision in over 90 percent of the cases. An impressive 99 percent are able to see better than 20/40, which is the minimum required vision for people driving cars and other types of motor vehicles. With over 150 million Americans depending on wearing eye glasses and 38 million others regularly wearing contact lenses, LASIK is a safe investment that effectively minimizes and potentially eliminates the need for wearing either.