As the most frequently performed eye surgery, LASIK is increasing rapidly. Also referred to as refractive surgery or laser vision correction, LASIK is a highly effective procedure that continues to help millions of people affected by vision problems.
The Key Growth Drivers
The LASIK eye surgery market is set to continue impressive growth. In fact, the market is predicted to grow at a rate of 6.7% compound annual growth rate between 2016 and 2022. The number of LASIK surgeries in the United States was approximately 596,000 in 2015. This number is expected to increase to almost 720 thousand by 2020. Experts forecast modest growth in LASIK procedure demand based on:
Advancements in Technology
Advancements in technology have revolutionized every industry, including eye care and LASIK surgery. LASIK surgeons now have access to technology far superior than the past, which means outcomes, recovery, and techniques continue to improve. At Davis Vision Center, we utilize latest in technology, including the iLasik procedure. This custom LASIK solution utilizes the VISX Star S4 with Iris registration and Intralase blade-free laser. The advanced LASIK technology treats the broadest range of vision imperfections. This new technology has also reduced the number of post-operative complaints about discomfort or sensitivity.
Expansion of Vision Centers
Another factor in the growth of the LASIK eye surgery market is the continuous expansion of private clinics. This continues to open new growth avenues for the LASIK industry.
Contrary to popular belief, LASIK eye surgery is a more cost effective option than eyeglasses and contact lenses. The cumulative cost of contact lenses and related office visits can add up quickly. In addition, clinicians and manufacturers have improved the cost effectiveness of the procedure by reducing surgery prices, which is expected to offer more opportunities. We’ll help you find a custom financing plan that will allow you to both improve your vision and your life while still making reasonable payments.
Thanks to cutting edge technology, techniques, and our customized vision correction options, our patients have seen improved outcomes. Check out our patient review and testimonials here to see how we’ve helped thousands of Utah residents improve their lives with better eyesight.
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Our experienced staff and qualified eye surgeons love helping our patients discover how much better their life can be with corrected vision. Whether you just have questions about our LASIK or cataract procedures, or would like to schedule an appointment to meet with one of our doctors, we’d love to hear from you. Contact our Utah eye surgeons today at 801-590-0864.