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Innovative Leaders in Refractive Surgery

Young H. Choi, M.D. Eye Surgery Center is an ophthalmology boutique near Birmingham, AL offering exclusive laser vision correction surgeries. We specialize in cataract removal, LASIK, refractive lens exchange, and laser glaucoma treatment. We are also one of few practices in the state of Alabama that offer 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 and Vestavia Hills, AL areas with premier eye care.

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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 near Birmingham, AL. 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 in Vestavia Hills, AL is to transform the lives of others through compassionate, patient-focused care.

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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 in Vestavia Hills, AL.

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"another surgeon did one of my eyes! went very bad. Eye site was like wearing a pair of different glasses for each eye.had to see a specialist r or 3 months... was highly recommended by another Dr to see Dr Yoyng Choi ...he told me in our consultation...I AM GOING To FIX YOUR EYES ! I've been going through not being able to see since Feb .of this year. He did not surgery this morning. I Walked out seeing better than i had for the past 6 months ! It's only going to get better! I cannot thank you and your wonderful staff ❤️ from beginning to end ... a perfect ending."



"I love Dr Choi and his staff. The experience of my cataract surgery was awesome. Everybody was warm and welcoming. Dr Choi prayed for me and a successful surgery."



"Thank you Dr. Choi for my vision! Feels good to not have to wear contacts or glasses ever again! Strongly recommend choosing Dr. Choi if you need lasik, he is a very caring doctor with a very professional staff."



"I just had lasik surgery last week and Dr. Choi and all his staff were so kind and wonderful. Dr. Choi is truly an artist in his field :)"



"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."




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2100 Devereux Circle

Ste 100

Vestavia Hills, AL 35243


M-Th 8am - 5pm

F 8am - 12pm