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Less People Opting For Lasik Surgery During Weak Economy

The Lasik Indicator: More People Are Holding on to Their Eyeglasses

A steadily weakening economy has affected the way Americans are treating their eyesight issues. Instead of opting for Lasik surgery to correct their optical weaknesses, more of the optically impaired are holding onto their glasses until the economy turns around. With less discretionary income available, this is a natural decision for those considering corrective surgery, because these procedures aren't covered by insurance. According to the New York Times, the same thing happened during the 2001 recession when the surgeries endured a three-year slowdown.

Are there any procedures you're putting off, in an effort to be more financially conservative with a weakening economy?


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