The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the world’s largest organization of eye physicians and surgeons on a mission “to protect sight and empower lives by serving as an advocate for patients and the public, leading ophthalmic education, and advancing the profession of ophthalmology.” The group is made up of over 32,000 doctors around the globe.
EyeSmart is the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s website that educates the public about eye health, vision, eye diseases, conditions, injuries, risk factors, and more. The website features ophthalmologist-reviewed written and video content about various eye diseases, treatments, news, and tips. There is a specific page dedicated to LASIK that details the ins and outs of the procedure, risks, frequently asked questions, and more.
In the LASIK section of the Eyesmart website, there are five sections full of information about LASIK including questions to ask when considering the procedure, alternative surgeries, recovery, and facts. Each section shows a link to the reviewer and the date the article was reviewed for full transparency.
Additional Resources and Features
In addition to the written and video content featured on the site, there are also useful tools for people considering LASIK. Users can Find an Ophthalmologist near them by entering their zip code or ask an Ophthalmologist a question. There is also an option to translate the pages into many different languages powered by Google Translate.