Clearer Sight

LASIK surgery offers the transformative benefit of significantly improved vision, potentially eliminating the need for glasses or contact lenses for many individuals. This quick, highly effective procedure provides a long-term solution to refractive errors — granting patients clearer sight and newfound freedom in their daily lives. 

Improved Vision

About the Procedure

There are many reasons patients decide to undergo LASIK surgery. It is generally a safe procedure, and it provides significant benefits. From improved vision to a life free from glasses and contact lenses, you will not regret your decision to undergo this cutting-edge treatment at Young H. Choi Eye Surgery Center. Some expected benefits include: 

  • Almost immediate vision improvement
  • Less time and resources spent on corrective lenses
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • No stitches or bandages are required
  • High success rate
  • Improved quality of life and daily activities (swimming, playing sports, etc.)
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  • How Is This Procedure Performed?
    Dr. Choi begins each LASIK procedure by numbing the eyes with a special solution and then placing a ring-shaped device on top of the eye to prevent blinking. Dr. Choi then uses the VisuMax laser to create a small flap in the cornea. After gently moving the flap, the underlying tissue can be reshaped and reformed. The cornea should heal naturally once the flap is put back into place. Most patients do not experience any pain or discomfort during LASIK, and the results speak for themselves. 

    Generally speaking, cataracts are just a normal part of getting older as the proteins that make up the lens of the eye naturally degenerate. This process affects each and every Birmingham, AL resident — but there are lifestyle and health issues that can put you at a higher risk for developing cataracts. Smoking, alcohol use and prolonged exposure to UV rays are all shown to correspond with cataracts. In addition, medical conditions such as diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease can exacerbate this issue. 
  • What Is the Zeiss VisuMax Femtosecond Laser?
    The Zeiss VisuMax Femtosecond Laser used in this procedure is an innovative laser system that provides comprehensive results with minimal discomfort. Unlike other technologies, this platform works quickly and is highly precise — reducing treatment time without compromising your safety or results. Young H. Choi Eye Surgery Center is the only provider in the state of Alabama where you will find the Zeiss VisuMax Femtosecond Laser. 
  • What Will My Recovery Look Like?
    Mild but temporary side effects like stinging and irritation are common once the numbing solution wears off after the procedure. However, we encourage patients not to rub their eyes. Taking a long nap is the most effective way to protect your eyes during the first few hours of recovery. You may experience sensitivity to light and blurry vision for several days following surgery, but these symptoms should subside quickly. While hazy vision is possible for the first 24 hours following your procedure, most patients experience clearer vision almost immediately. We will schedule follow-up appointments to ensure everything is healing correctly and provide antibiotic and moisturizing eye drops if necessary.

Are You a Candidate for LASIK?

Only a trained ophthalmologist like Dr. Choi can confirm if someone is an ideal candidate for LASIK in Birmingham, AL. Generally, the best candidates include those who:

Are 18+ years old

– Have a stable vision prescription for at least one year
– Are in overall good health
– Have healthy eyes
– Have corneas with enough thickness
– Have a prescription of -11 to +5 and 5 diopters for astigmatism
– Are not pregnant or nursing
– Do not have uncontrolled diabetes

The LASIK procedure corrects the overall shape of the cornea. As such, it can fix any related issues caused by refractive errors. This includes nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), presbyopia and astigmatism. LASIK cannot correct other ocular problems like amblyopia, cataracts, glaucoma and keratoconus. If you are experiencing any of these issues, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Choi to determine the best procedure for your needs. 

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You Deserve to
See Life Clearly

Our LASIK surgery has liberated countless people from the constraints of glasses and contact lenses, enhancing both their clarity of sight and their quality of life. Each testimonial is a testament to our team’s precision, care and outstanding results. 

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.”

– L.B.

I 100% 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. Not to mention, it is the nicest surgical facility I have ever seen!”

– T.H.

You are in good hands with Dr. Choi. He has a rare gift. Not only as a highly skilled surgeon but also as a kind, patient, caring physician. His kindness is reflected through his awesome staff. AND I CAN SEE! For the first time in my life, I can see the leaves on the trees, the individual flowers, my husband’s eyelashes! Thanks for a priceless gift.”

– J.D.

Had LASIK surgery from Dr. Choi; he was very professional and answered any questions. Was scheduled for surgery the following week. Surgery was quick, and I’m in my third week of recovery. My eyesight went from a prescription -2.75/-3 to 20/20. Money very well spent. Would recommend anyone wanting or thinking about LASIK to him. Very nice man.”

– M.

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Imagine the freedom of waking up to a world seen in vivid detail, enjoying activities unencumbered by corrective eyewear, and the confidence that comes with this newfound independence. By consulting with our expert team, you are moving closer to experiencing the transformative benefits of LASIK surgery tailored to your vision needs.

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