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Links of Interest

For more information about vision correction procedures, contact:

Bausch and Lomb Zyoptix
Learn more about the system being used by LaserView's physicians.

American Academy of Ophthalmology
P.O. Box 7424, San Francisco, CA 94120-7424
The AAO works to advance the lifelong learning and professional interests of ophthalmologists to ensure that the public can obtain the best possible eye care.

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
4000 Legato Road, Suite 850, Fairfax, VA 22033
The ASCRS works to raise the standards and skills of anterior segment surgeons through clinical and practice management education. The Society also works with patients, government and the medical community to promote delivery of quality eye care.

Eye Surgery Education Council
Washington, DC
The ESEC, which is committed to helping patients make informed decisions about undergoing laser eye surgery, has two missions -- to provide patients with accurate, accessible information, and to promote active physician/patient discussion about the benefits and risks of the procedure.

International Society of Refractive Surgery
1180 Springs Centre So. Blvd. #116, Altamonte Springs, FL
The ISRS provides scientific research, knowledge and information to all individuals who are interested in refractive surgery.

National Eye Institute
31 Center Drive MSC 2510, Bethesda, MD 20892-2510; 301-496-5248
The NEI conducts and supports research on eye diseases and vision disorders, and offers free publications for the general public and patients.

Food and Drug Administration
5600 Fishers Lane (HFE-88), Rockville, MD 20852; 1-888-463-6332; (301) 827-4420
The FDA oversees the safety of food, cosmetics, medicines, medical devices, and radiation-emitting products and provides information on contact lenses, intraocular lenses, refractive surgery, and corneal implants for myopia.

The FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop and avoid them. To file a complaint, or to get free information on any of 150 consumer topics, call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357), or use the online complaint form. The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies worldwide.

LaserView of CNY urges all potential surgical candidates to ask questions and be sure they have a full understanding of the risks involved with laser surgery.