The FDA serves an important purpose in our country – namely to ensure the safety, efficacy and security of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, as well as ensuring the safety of the USA’s food supply and cosmetics.
The FDA oversees medical devices for safety and efficacy, and the lasers we use for our laser vision correction procedures are marked as such “medical devices.”
Yes, LASIK has been approved by the FDA, as well as any laser used to perform the procedure.
LASIK was formally approved by the FDA in 1996. Each laser used for LASIK and other vision correction procedures has undergone FDA approval, as well. Here at Providence Eye & Laser Specialists, we take pride in having the latest and best technology that’s always FDA-approved.