MYTH #29: The LASIK Market is Not Growing

FACT: The LASIK Market is Growing Worldwide, Faster Than Ever Before

LASIK is the most popular form of laser vision correction and the treatment of choice for correcting vision in patients who have achieved ocular maturity (typically around 18 years of age) and not yet developed cataracts (commonly around 50 years of age).  Volume of this elective procedure varies somewhat with the economy. Looking at surgery numbers since 2015, LASIK has shown year over year growth.

Laser Vision Correction Increases 3rd Straight Year

Volume of laser refractive procedures continued to grow in 2018, further a trend that began in 2015.

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LASIK Volumes Grow each year since 2015

Statista Research Department shows that LASIK volumes in the United States have grown each year since 2015.

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10 Year Forecast: Laser Refractive Surgery in China

Procedure volume estimated to  tripe in the 10 years between 2013 and 2023 to an estimated 2.89 million eyes per year

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Article: “Report: Laser Vision Correction Procedure Volume Increases for Third Straight Year

Authors: Published by EyeWire, Source Refractive Surgery Council

Précis: Data released by the Refractive Surgery Council, an industry consortium, confirms that the volume of laser refractive procedures (LASIK, PRK and SMILE) continued to grow in 2018, further a trend that began in 2015.

Report: https://eyewire.news/articles/report-laser-vision-correction-procedure-volume-increases-for-third-straight-year/

Keywords: LASIK Volume, Vision Correction

Article: “Number of LASIK surgeries in the United States from 1996 to 2020 (in 1,000)

Authors: Statista Research Department

Précis: This industry report by Statista, a leading provider of market and consumer data, shows that LASIK volumes in the United States have grown each year since 2015.

Report: https://www.statista.com/statistics/271478/number-of-lasik-surgeries-in-the-us/

Keywords: LASIK Volume, Vision Correction

Report: “Forecast of Laser Refractive Surgery in China 2013 — 2023

Authors: Kezirian, MD, Guy M; Fatnani, Laxmichand; Opoku, Eunice; Lyons, Michael; Baker, Jessie; and i collaboration with Wang, MD, PhD, Ming; Finn, PhD, Mark 

Précis: This report predicts vision correction procedure volume will approximately triple in the 10 years between 2013 and 2023 to an estimated 2.89 million eyes per year.

Report: http://www.surgivision.net/surgivisionpublic/apps/downloads/publications/LASIK_in_China/files/assets/common/downloads/publication.pdf

Keywords: LASIK Volume China