What does the FDA have to do with LASIK?

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.”

Is LASIK surgery approved by the FDA?

Yes, LASIK has been approved by the FDA, as well as any laser used to perform the procedure.

When was LASIK approved by the FDA?

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.