It's nice to see you back! Since no one else has taken a stab at
answering your question, I am happy to provide my input. Actually, I
can probably give you a very objective consumer perspective about
which websites seem to be the best in terms of clear and basic
information. Both my husband and daughter have spoken about possibly
having corrective lasik surgery, but neither they, nor I, know much
about the procedure.
I have compiled the websites that stand out (to me) as being the most
comprehensive in terms of information, easy to navigate and visually
pleasing. I ran searches on various search engines in order to get a
wide variety of results.
LASIK EYE SURGERY - FDA
This is a very comprehensive, objective, government website
concerning lasik eye surgery. It includes explanations about the
procedures, the best candidates, the risks, what to expect, a
checklist, glossary, Faq's and references to other resources. The site
conveys trustworthiness and is EXTREMELY easy to navigate.
* The one drawback to this site is the lack of a Cost Estimate for lasik surgery.
CONSUMER GUIDE TO LASIK EYE SURGERY - ALL ABOUT VISION
This site is provides an excellent overview of all the necessary
facts about Lasik - the various types of lasik procedures, the
alternatives, risks and outcomes, average prices, an "Ask the Surgeon"
feature, as well as a short online "screening test" which helps
individuals to determine whether they are potential candidates for
Lasik surgery. There is also a good section on "How to Choose a
* The only two drawbacks are that the site appears a bit cluttered,
and the links for local surgeons are not very comprehensive.
LASIK EYE SURGERY - MEDICINENET
MedicineNet provides an great overview of lasik surgery with
easy-to-navigate links covering all the basics.
The site goes into even more depth under the link for the "Lasik Eye
Surgery Center" - including how to get the most from a doctor's visit,
questions to ask before surgery, how to choose a doctor, insurance
LASIK - EYE SURGERY EDUCATION COUNCIL
The site is very good and covers all the fundamentals of Lasik
surgery. Slides of the steps of the procedure are a big plus! Offers
alternatives for other refractive surgeries as well.
* A slight drawback is that it is a bit confusing to get to the best
part of the site, which is at the following URL:
LASIK EYE SURGERY INFORMATION - DOCSHOP
I can find no fault with this site. It is very comprehensive.
Navigation is via links within the text or on the left-hand sidebar.
The "Locate a Doctor in Your Area" feature is excellent. Not only are
references provided, but there are good descriptions of the doctor's
credentials and practice areas, the clinic's specialties, etc.
LASIK LASER EYE SURGERY - LASIK AMERICA
This site includes most all of the information a consumer might want
to know about lasik surgery. It has an easy-to-navigate side bar.
* One main component that is missing from this site is "alternatives"
or "other procedures" that might be considered if an individual is not
a good candidate for lasik surgery.
* The only other main drawback are visual/technical. The top half of
the opening page has some cheesy-looking, large blue links, two of
which lead to a "page not found" error. It is a bit distracting to
have to scroll down to the main part of the site. Also, the
"Animation of LASIK Procedure" does not seem to work!
"Refractive Source provides information on refractive surgery to help
patients make informed decisions and eye doctors render appropriate
care. Created by Brian Chou, O.D., F.A.A.O., a San Diego
This site provides a wealth of information about various types of
refractive eye surgery under the links for Patient Information on the
homepage. There is an abundance of relevant information for consumers
on this page.
* Unfortunately, while the information is excellent and extremely
comprehensive, the presentation is VISUALLY BORING (dismal shades of
gray and blue!) That might not bother some people, though!
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR REFRACTIVE SURGERY
Refer to page - "Understanding Refractive Eye Surgery"
This site provides a very good basic overview of refractive surgery,
with excellent diagrams and explanations of various procedures. It
also provides an "Am I a Good Candidate" section.
Unfortunately, the information devoted to ordinary consumers is
limited to ONE PAGE on a website devoted primarily to professionals.
REFRACTIVE SURGERY - EYEMDLink
A basic resource about refractive surgery procedures with one page of
FAQ's. Not as comprehensive as some of the sites listed above
LASER EYE SURGERY - MEDLINE PLUS
Medline is okay, but it is very jumbled and is basically a compilation
of links to other sites. I think it is quite confusing, to be honest.
I hope my selection of sites proves helpful for you!
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