About the Refractive Surgery Council

It’s an exciting time in the world of ophthalmology. New options. New research. New technology. All designed to get the results you want. Electing to have a vision correction surgery is a choice, a decision. We think it should be an informed one. That’s why we’re here.

The Refractive Surgery Council (RSC), which was founded in 2010, is where you start. We’re here to help make that choice an informed one. We start with the basics. Unbiased, relevant, and easy-to-understand information about the options in vision correction surgeries today. We report on the latest clinical research and news that matters to those interested in vision correction. And we do it by helping you find the right eye doctor for you in your area. Because whatever you ultimately decide, where you start your journey matters.

For those ready to take the next step and find out if they are a good candidate for a vision correction procedure, RSC helps people learn what to look for in an refractive surgeon (the ophthalmologist who will decide if you are a candidate and who will perform your eye correction surgery), as well as how to talk to their eye doctor about their vision correction issues.

A Leading Voice in Refractive Surgery

RSC is a leading voice in the field of refractive surgery.  Its members are comprised of industry representatives from Alcon, Bausch+Lomb, Johnson & Johnson Vision Surgical, Staar Surgical, and Zeiss, as well as medical organizations, including the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), the American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery (AECOS), the International Society for Refractive Surgery (ISRS) and the Refractive Surgery Alliance Society (RSA). Together, this group of highly qualified clinical professionals applies their decades of experience dedicated to improving vision for everyone to RSC’s work.

RSC is a comprehensive resource of patient education and information to those weighing their options in vision correction. Its library of articles, developed in concert with the RSC Editorial Advisory Board, offers patients medically reviewed and clinically accurate information designed to help make confident decision making about laser vision correction attainable. The RSC Verified Seal represents our promise that every word we share represents the highest standards in the field of refractive surgery.

While millions of people have benefitted from vision correction procedures, many more could benefit if they more fully understood the advantages, clinical research, and the factors that make people good candidates for refractive surgery. It is in service to this demand for complete, quality information about laser vision correction that RSC operates.

Who are we?

You will not find a deeper resource of information about vision correction procedures. Clinical researchers. Skilled surgeons. Eye care professionals. Technology developers. Industry representatives. The Refractive Surgery Council is a industry council of leading vision correction experts, working together to ensure that you have access to the latest and most accurate unbranded information when it comes to your vision. Our members are passionate about helping the world see better. In pursuit of that goal, we support education, clinical research and patient education outreach.

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