About This Statistic
This statistic illustrates the development of the number of LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) eye surgeries in the United States from 1996 to 2020. In 2015, the number of LASIK surgeries in the United States was approximately 596,000. Until 2020, this number is expected to increase to almost 720 thousand. LASIK is a type of refractive surgery, and for many patients an permanent alternative for wearing glasses or lenses.