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Randall Smith, M.D. | Exclusive Provider of High Definition LASIK & Custom Cataract Surgery
Welcome to Ophthalmology Associates
Dr. Randall Smith proudly serves Birmingham, Alabama and surrounding areas. Dr. Smith is a Board Certified surgical and medical eye specialist who offers the best in comprehensive medical and surgical eye care, including Custom LASIK and Custom Cataract surgery. Dr Smith is Birmingham's premier LASIK and Cataract surgeon, providing high quality, all Custom, High Defintion LASIK and Cataract Surgery. One of the most trusted names in eye care, Dr. Smith provides the same high quality, all custom, High-Defintion LASIK to the general public, as he provides to his professional athelete clientele.

Our state-of-the-art facilities are the second oldest incorporated medical practice in Alabama. Our offices are open to help you see a brighter tomorrow… today.
step one
We use state of the art Laser technology paired with a highly skilled and caring surgeon to provide you with crystal clear High-Definition vision.
step two
Dr. Smith is a leader in the field of advanced technique, "no-stitch" microincision cataract surgery. We provide customized surgical options that can eliminate astigmatism and allow you to regain your ability to read without glasses, not just see at distance.
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Dr. Smith provides routine vision care, including eyeglass and contact lens fittings, Glaucoma management, Diabetic eye exams, and other such services for you and your family.
Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye. An ophthalmologist is a specialist in medical and surgical eye problems. Since ophthalmologists perform operations on eyes, they are considered to be both surgical and medical specialists. The word ophthalmology comes from the Greek roots ophthalmos meaning eye and logos meaning word, thought, or discourse; ophthalmology literally means "the science of eyes". As a discipline, it applies to animal eyes also, since the differences from human practice are surprisingly minor and are related mainly to differences in anatomy or prevalence, not differences in disease processes[citation needed]. However, veterinary medicine is regulated separately in many countries and states/provinces resulting in few ophthalmologists treating both humans and animals.
In the United States, four years of residency training after medical school are required, with the first year being an internship in surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, or a general transition year. Optional fellowships in advanced topics may be pursued for several years after residency. Most currently practicing ophthalmologists train in medical residency programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and are board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Some physicians that train in osteopathic medical schools may hold a Doctor of Osteopathy ("DO") degree rather than an MD. The same residency and certification requirements for ophthalmology training must be fulfilled by osteopathic physicians. Completing the requirements of continuing medical education is mandatory for continuing licensure and re-certification. Professional bodies like the AAO and ASCRS: The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery organize conferences and help members through continuing medical education programs to maintain certification, in addition to political advocacy and peer support.