Market Trends—LASIK Increasing in Popularity

Ophthalmologist & LASIK Surgeon Serving Chicago, Lombard & Naperville areas of Illinois

Posted: August 31, 2016

Chicago LASIKNearly 75 percent of adults in America use some sort of vision correction method, whether it be glasses or contact lenses. It's no wonder why LASIK is so popular.

Even with its growing popularity, recent market trends show a decrease in LASIK surgery around the year 2007. Some attribute this to past patient testimonials reaching the public eye, pointing out complications and side effects of LASIK treatment. However, it is important to know that this was not the cause of the sudden market change, and should be considered outside of the norm.

Experts with the American Academy of Ophthalmology agree that the sudden drop in LASIK surgeries performed can be attributed to the economic recession that peaked between 2007 and 2008.

Although it is very important to research and consider the complications related to LASIK, this procedure still proves to be incredibly safe and beneficial in restoring vision. Noticeable benefits include:

  • Clearer vision
  • Little to no need for glasses
  • Minimal downtime after surgery
  • Quick recovery period
  • No anesthesia

Despite having its hurtles, LASIK has remained steadily popular among patients. In 2015 alone, nearly 600,000 LASIK procedures were performed. According to statistics, the number of surgeries is expected to continually rise each year.

Dr. Richard Foulkes and his experienced team provide restorative vision solutions for our patients. Together, we will meet with you in person to determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK. During your consultation, Dr. Foulkes will go over the procedure in depth to ensure you know what to expect and how to help avoid future complications.

If you are in the Chicago area and would like to learn more about your LASIK options, give our office a call at 630-724-1400 to schedule your consultation.