Wyoming, nicknamed the Equality State, is famous for many breathtaking outdoor landmarks all over its 97,914 square mile territory. With 23 hospitals open to its 585,501 population, finding a good laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgeon in Wyoming may seem like a daunting task. However, there are many available eye centers as well as a few eye specialists within the hospitals. One of the best in the state is the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, in the state capital of Cheyenne, with 121 affiliated doctors, and rated with high performance in two procedures and conditions. The Wyoming Medical Center in Casper is also top ranked, with 182 affiliated doctors and high performing in two procedures and conditions.
While there are no medical schools in Wyoming, there are plenty of healthcare workers in the state. Based on a report by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, the state has 1,137 practicing physicians as well as 3,528 professionally active nurses as of 2016.
It is not just the state of Wyoming that has been curious about LASIK surgery. As the procedure has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the entirety of the United States has an average of about 700,000 surgeries performed each year. It has gotten so popular, that experts believe this number is going to increase annually, potentially reaching 720,000 by the year 2020. LASIK has good success and satisfaction rates, proving it is an effective way of minimizing or completely eliminating the use of prescription eye glasses and contact lenses in people suffering from various vision problems, including near and far sightedness, as well as cataracts. A survey performed by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery has found that people who have undergone LASIK have a satisfaction range between 92 and 98 percent. Most people achieve somewhere between 20/20 (perfect) vision to 20/40 vision ( the minimum requirement in order to drive cars and motor vehicles).