Innovative Leaders in Refractive Surgery
Young H. Choi, M.D. Eye Surgery Center is an ophthalmology boutique in Vestavia Hills, AL offering exclusive laser vision correction surgeries. We specialize in cataract removal, LASIK, refractive lens exchange, and laser glaucoma treatment. We are also the only practice in the state of Alabama that offers SMILE correction surgery. We employ the latest laser technology, including the Zeiss VisuMax® femtosecond system, which provides the utmost accuracy for flapless surgery. Our Class-A facility is led by board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Young H. Choi who has been in practice for over 15 years and is thrilled to be serving the Greater Birmingham area with premier eye care.About Us
Young H. Choi, M.D.
Dr. Young H. Choi is a board-certified ophthalmologist in Southeast Alabama who specializes in high-end laser eye surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has been voted as one of the best ophthalmologists in Birmingham. He graduated from medical school at Loma Linda University in Southern California and underwent advanced training in refractive surgery. He is also an expert in pediatric laser glaucoma surgery and is the first practitioner in the state to perform SMILE. Dr. Choi’s mission is to transform the lives of others through compassionate, patient-focused care.Meet Dr. Choi
One-Step Laser Correction with SMILE
SMILE stands for small incision lenticule extraction, which is an innovative laser surgery that is designed to improve vision in a single-step technique. Highly focused laser light technology is used to reshape the cornea to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It is similar to LASIK surgery but is a newer and less invasive approach to laser eye correction. SMILE has about an 88% success rate, allowing patients to see clearly without having to depend on eyeglasses or other corrective lenses. Thanks to advanced laser technology, SMILE may be a suitable option for those who were not previously eligible for LASIK.Learn More
"I had RLE on both eyes three weeks ago and I’ve never seen this well in my life. From “coke bottle” glasses in the 2nd grade, to years of uncomfortable saucer-like contacts, to 20/20 vision today, this is a game changer. I am truly grateful for Dr. Choi and his staff. In addition to skill and professionalism, they are kind and personable."
"Top notch Dr and staff. Very helpful and understanding. They did LASIK surgery on me, and it was very successful! Thank you Dr Choi"
"Dr. Choi and staff are great!"
"Dr. Choi is a highly skilled surgeon who exhibited an extremely reassuring manner about my procedure. I have had wonderful results and I am highly pleased with my improved vision. I would recommend Dr. .Choi and his staff for their outstanding care, attention to details, and overall professional excellence in treating their patients."
"Excellent from start to finish, great staff, Dr Choi is exceptional"