The Lone Star State is one of the largest in the U.S. – with a 268,581 square mile area, Texas is home to a whopping 404 hospitals. One of the best hospitals open to serving the state’s 27.8 million residents is the Houston Methodist Hospital, nationally ranked in 10 adult specialties, and high performing in nine procedures and conditions. Ranking next is the Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, also in Houston, nationally ranked in six adult specialties, and high performing in five procedures and conditions.
Proportional to the large land area, Texas has 12 medical schools available to those seeking a medical profession. Most notable are: the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, and the Baylor College of Medicine. There are 59,579 practicing physicians assisted by over 316,000 professionally active nurses – finding a good laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) eye surgeon in Texas is easy as there’s plenty of eye experts working in various eye clinics and surgical centers.
In Texas, there are over 10 million who suffer from a form of vision problem; 2.3 million have near sightedness while around 929,000 have far sightedness. This is a statistic that resounds throughout the country – over 34 million Americans have near sightedness, and 14 million have far sightedness. In addition, another 24 million suffer from cataracts. On top of that, research has found that all adults eventually develop age-related far sightedness by the time they reach 45 to 50 years of age. Rather than depending on wearing prescription eye glasses or contact lenses, many people in Texas and the rest of the United States are seeing the benefits of undergoing LASIK surgery – around 700,000 procedures are done each year by qualified eye surgeons.