Ophthalmologist Birmingham, AL

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Innovative Leaders in Refractive Surgery

Young H. Choi, M.D. Eye Surgery Center is an optical 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.

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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 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.

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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.

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"Had a perfect result with my surgery. I’m very happy with the experience."



"I 💯 recommend Dr. Choi for Cataract Eye Surgery, LASIK, SMILE, YAG, SLT, and Goniatomy - among other clinical procedures offered. He and his staff are extremely friendly and accommodating (especially during COVID-19) Not to mention, it is the nicest surgical facility I have ever seen!"



"I am beyond impressed with my recent Lasix by Dr. Choi! They all made me feel very safe and comfortable the whole time. Dr. Choi took his time explaining and weighing options. I felt like he actually cared and I wasn’t just another patient. I love my new eyes! I can finally see!!"



"I cried after surgery when I could see."


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"Everyone was professional, friendly and efficient. The results have been excellent, with my eyes going from 20/200 vision to near-perfect 20/20 after surgery."


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2100 Devereux Circle

Ste 100

Vestavia Hills, AL 35243


M-Th 8am - 5pm

F 8am - 12pm