• In 2001, 1.8 million laser vision correction procedures were performed in the US.
• About 2.4 million people had Lasik from 1997 to 2001.
• In 1998, 14% of Americans were wearing contact lenses or glasses and they were “very interested” in surgery. 
• 15% of Lasik procedures were performed in the 3rd quarter of 2004 using the IntraLase laser. 

*Statistics from www.allaboutvision.com

These Statistics Show the Lack of Knowledge about Lasik in 2003*

• 73% of respondents to a Gallup poll said they new nothing at all about the new advances in the field of Lasik including Wavefront technology.
• 67% said they knew little or nothing about Lasik in general.
• 85% considered it was important to alleviate their dependency on their glasses or contacts and had considered the procedure.
• 56% admitted that they had never discussed the procedure with their doctor.
• 86% considered Lasik, but are waiting on a safer procedure.

*Statistics from a Gallup Poll reported on www.allaboutvision.com

The procedure is relatively new, only be approved by the FDA in 1998, but it is important to educate yourself prior to receiving the surgery.