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Food and Drug Administration

January 9, 2020

Description

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.

 

Overview

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.

 

LASIK Page

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.

Organizations

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American Board of Ophthalmology

The American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) is a non-profit organization that certifies ophthalmologists (eye doctors and surgeons) in the United States. The criteria…

American Refractive Surgery Council

The American Refractive Surgery Council (ARSC) is a group of eye care specialists who develop and research technologies behind vision correcting surgeries. The…

All About Vision

All About Vision is a website that is dedicated to providing people with an unbiased source of information about eye health and vision correction options. The…

TLC Laser Eye Centers

TLC Laser Eye Centers is the largest LASIK provider in North America and its over 7,000 doctors have performed over 2.2 million procedures. While the TLC website…

Food and Drug Administration

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…

American Association of Ophthalmology

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the world’s largest organization of eye physicians and surgeons on a mission to “to protect sight and empower lives by…

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