The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is a federal agency of the United States Government that “is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices; and by ensuring the safety of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.” The agency helps educate and inform people while also providing regulations for public health.
The FDA website features lots of information and resources for the general public to promote health and wellness. Users can browse various sections about products that the FDA regulates (e.g. food, drugs, devices, etc.), topics, news, and information. One of the information sections is specifically about LASIK surgery and features a vast amount of information to inform the public about the details, risks, and more associated with the procedure.
The FDA’s page about LASIK features detailed written content about the various aspects of the procedure including what it is, what risks are involved, what to expect during surgery, and more. There are also supplementary videos that help users understand the content and emphasize key points. There are also checklists and links to other resources that can help users get an expansive overview of the options before looking into the surgery.