Other areas such as Botox and elective plastic surgeries are also being affected...and the FDA has a new ongoing investigation into some consumer complaints regarding their Lasik surgeries...BD
Call it the Lasik indicator. With the weak economy forcing consumers to cut back on discretionary spending, the number of laser vision-correction surgeries has been falling — as it did during the last recession. Besides the economic challenge, the industry is contending with a small but growing number of complaints about the results of Lasik procedures — an issue to be discussed at a federal regulatory hearing on Friday.
But as long as the economy slumps, even many of the suitable patients may never walk in the Lasik doctor’s front door.