Rethink LASIK

One-Step Laser Correction: ReLEx/SMILE

SMILE laser correction provides you with improved vision without the risk of flap complications. This procedure, which is an abbreviation for SMall Incision Lenticule Extraction, is a flapless one that makes it possible for patients with stronger prescriptions to see clearly without having to rely on eyeglasses or other corrective lenses. Patients who aren’t considered suitable candidates for LASIK can now have laser correction done thanks to this technology. Dr. Choi uses a specialized FDA-approved laser to perform SMILE with a high degree of safety and a low degree of risk.


Young H. Choi, M.D. offers innovative cataract surgery and Laser Vision Correction at our Birmingham office. When you struggle with vision problems due to cataracts, nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, board-certified ophthalmologist and refractive cataract surgeon Dr. Choi has the experience and technology to help you see more clearly. Dr. Choi is well-respected by patients, optometrists, medical doctors and nurses from around the world due to his commitment to providing high-quality care combined with compassion and personalization.

Technology. It matters.

We have a motto: Surgeon matters, technology matters, YOU matter. Technology is meant to enhance your surgeon’s ability, NOT replace the surgeon.  In other words, it is the magician and not the wand.  Technology, however, can amplify and improve the surgeon’s skills.  Our center is the only one in Alabama with Zeiss Visumax femtosecond laser.  This laser is used in LASIK surgery.  Moreover, it is the only femtosecond laser accurate enough to perform SMILE.  We believe our patients deserve the very best.  That is why we invest in the best technology.  This is why we bring the best technology to Alabama.
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Clear Vision with Cutting-Edge Technology: LASIK

LASIK laser correction gives patients who wear eyeglasses or contacts a chance to see clearly without corrective lenses. This procedure uses cutting-edge technology to reshape the cornea in order to correct certain vision problems, such as nearsightedness. Dr. Choi has experience performing thousands of refractive surgeries that are designed to improve vision with minimal risks, including LASIK. Dr. Choi can help you determine if LASIK is right for you based on the cause and severity of your vision problems and the thickness of your corneas.

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Improved Results Refractive Cataract Surgery

Cataracts lead to cloudiness that eventually makes it difficult to see and perform regular activities. When you need cataract surgery, Dr. Choi offers refractive surgery to remove this cloudiness and improve your vision. Refractive cataract surgery helps minimize the need for corrective lenses afterwards, while standard cataract surgery typically results in a continued need for eyeglasses or contacts for clear vision.
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Procedures for Vision ProtectionKeratoconus Therapies

Keratoconus can have a serious impact on your ability to see clearly as the shape of your corneas changes. Dr. Choi offers keratoconus therapies to help stabilize your corneas and protect your vision. These include Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL), intra-corneal segment rings and mini-scleral lenses. Dr. Choi can help you determine which of these therapies offers the most effective results for your condition. As a surgeon with several years of experience performing CXL and other refractive surgeries, you can expect high-quality eye care.

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Near Vision Restoration: KAMRA

As you get older, it’s common to experience problems seeing objects clearly up close. This problem with near vision, known as presbyopia, makes it hard to read and do other activities without corrective lenses. Dr. Choi offers KAMRA inlay treatment that is designed to restore near vision. This mini-ring inlay helps focus light that enters the eye, leading to clearer vision without the need for reading glasses.
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