The American Refractive Surgery Council (ARSC) is a cooperative working group made up of refractive surgery industry representatives and medical professionals. ARSC promotes the interests and general welfare of the refractive surgery industry in the United States. Its primary function is to educate the public about the safety, clinical outcomes and lifestyle benefits of refractive surgery, including LASIK and refractive intraocular lens implants, and supporting research into laser- and IOL- based refractive technologies.

Membership

The Council includes representatives from the three founding companies – Abbott Medical Optics, Alcon and Bausch & Lomb – and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS).