Often nicknamed the Buckeye State, Ohio has 11.6 million residents with access to 179 hospitals. Cleveland Clinic is their top hospital, with national rank in 14 adult specialties and high performance in nine adult procedures and conditions. Located in the state capital of Columbus, the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center ranks second best locally – however they are nationally ranked in eight adult specialties and have high performance in nine adult procedures and conditions.
Finding a good laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) eye surgeon in Ohio is quite easy. In fact, the state has eight medical schools, including: Ohio State University College of Medicine, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and the University of Toledo College of Medicine, all of which have eye care specialties. In a report by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, the state has an impressive 39,000 practicing physicians assisted by a whopping 210,000 professionally active nurses as of 2016.
It is not just people in the state of Ohio who are now enjoying the benefits of LASIK eye surgery. Throughout the United States, there is an approximately 700,000 procedures performed each year. It’s steadily increasing in popularity, predicted to increase to 720,000 by the year 2020. It is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be performed on adults aged 18 and above, although the recommended age is 21 and over due to people still experiencing changes in their refractive errors below that age. With over 150 million Americans still depending on using eye glasses in order to see clearly, as well as 38 million others who regularly wear contact lenses, LASIK is an investment that is safe and effective. Patients who have LASIK get between 20/20 to 20/40 vision, receiving a 92 to 98 percent satisfaction rate of the surgery.