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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.

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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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"Dr. Choi and staff are great!"

D.M.

Google

"So professional! Great staff!! I can SEE!! Great experience!!!"

S.G.

Google

"Utilizing top notch technology, Dr. Choi provides an excellent patient experience. He is warm and personable, professional and highly skilled. Cataracts at 45 were unexpected, but Dr. Choi put me at ease and the surgery went better than I expected. His staff is kind, knowledgeable, and exhibited professionalism each time I went to the office. I highly recommend Dr. Choi for eye surgery or needs beyond your optometrist."

M.H.

Google

"I am an interventional cardiologist from Florida and I had very bad near vision with astigmatism, and my wife is a retired RN who had difficulty reading. I researched for about 2 weeks for the best opthalmologist to correct my and my wife's vision. I would have traveled to anywhere in the United States since it involves our vision. Luckily, the best candidate I found was Dr Choi, who was only a 5 hour drive away. My wife and I went to Dr Choi for consultation. We were lucky to get appointments quickly during the pandemic. Initially I thought we were going to get the SMILE procedure, but Dr Choi recommended intraocular lens replacement. Both of us eventually got our vision corrected by intraocular lens implants. Our procedures went perfectly and I now have perfect vision. I am also a consultant for the FAA and I have been recommending Dr Choi to the pilots who want vision correction. We are so grateful to Dr Choi and his staff. We could not be happier. Francis K. Le, MD "

F.K.

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"I am an interventional cardiologist from Florida and I had very bad near vision with astigmatism, and my wife is a retired RN who had difficulty reading. I researched for about 2 weeks for the best opthalmologist to correct my and my wife's vision. I would have traveled to anywhere in the United States since it involves our vision. Luckily, the best candidate I found was Dr Choi, who was only a 5 hour drive away. My wife and I went to Dr Choi for consultation. We were lucky to get appointments quickly during the pandemic. Initially I thought we were going to get the SMILE procedure, but Dr Choi recommended intraocular lens replacement. Both of us eventually got our vision corrected by intraocular lens implants. Our procedures went perfectly and I now have perfect vision. I am also a consultant for the FAA and I have been recommending Dr Choi to the pilots who want vision correction. We are so grateful to Dr Choi and his staff. We could not be happier. Francis K. Le, MD"

F.K.

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2100 Devereux Circle

Ste 100

Vestavia Hills, AL 35243

Hours

M-Th 8am - 5pm

F 8am - 12pm

Phone

205-839-6900