The WCRS provides a path for Surgeons and Residents to advance their skills and gain certification in Refractive Surgery.

We have set the standards for surgeon qualifications and have defined a practice of quality care that provides trust in the eyes of our patients and the general public.

Gain recognition as part of this elite group of surgeons and become a Certified Fellow in Refractive Surgery today.

GET CERTIFIED CURRENT FELLOW SURGEONS

Through collaboration, we can help establish access to refractive surgery for everyone that needs it worldwide.

The WCRS functions as a Specialty Board and an Umbrella Organization supporting education, training, and credentialing in Refractive Surgery, as well as helping add value to ophthalmic organizations, courses, programs, and selected residency programs for the promotion and expansion of refractive surgery on a global level.

We strive to collaborate with existing organizations by recognizing their coursework as part of the pathway to fellowship certification in Refractive Surgery.

Accreditation Information

The WCRS is a physician-led effort to transform refractive surgery (and refractive vision care) educationally, scientifically, economically, and socially — worldwide.

As the only global organization to offer credentialing in Refractive Surgery, the WCRS will be the most trusted resource for establishing a standard of qualifications and quality of care in our specialty for recognition by our peers in the medical profession and trust in the eyes of our patients.

The WCRS oversees a carefully vetted process verifying an internationally recognized set-standard curriculum and Board Examination.

A Specialty Board that provides a path for practicing ophthalmic surgeons and residents to advance their skills in Refractive Surgery through a defined process of education, training initiatives, and a credentialing process.

Provide international certification in refractive surgery.

Establish credentialing through accreditation for programs, fellowships, organizations, and facilities worldwide.

Collaborate with existing organizations by recognizing their coursework as part of the pathway to Fellowship certification in Refractive Surgery.

Increase the number of Refractive Surgeons in the developed and undeveloped world.

Founding

Board of Directors

Arthur B. Cummings

MD, FRCSED, FWCRS

Charles Williamson

MD, FACS, FWCRS

Osama Ibrahim

MD, FWCRS

Dan Z. Reinstein

MD, MA, FRCSC, FWCRS

Francesco Carones

MD, FWCRS, PCEO

Ik Hee Ryu

MD, FWCRS

LATEST NEWS & BLOG

November 28, 2022

Is It Time for Refractive Surgery to Become Its Own Specialty?

With decades of history, some would argue refractive surgery deserves its own field. The concept proposed in this article may come across as radical, but, when you consider my reasoning, I think that you can find some sense in its proposition. This article is based on a talk I gave in June at the American-European […]

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October 28, 2022

Better safety awareness, industry-wide standards important for field of refractive surgery

Looking at accidents when they occur, analyzing and understanding them, and incorporating them into system designs are key for improving the refractive surgery field, according to a speaker here.

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