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Laser Eye Surgery

A survey about consumers' decisions about laser eye surgery.

Are you male or female?

56% (13) Male
43% (10) Female

23 voters have answered this question.

How old are you?

26% (6) 17 or under
30% (7) 18-24
43% (10) 25 or older

23 voters have answered this question.

What is your educational attainment? (If you're still in school, what are your parents' educational attainments?)

16% (4) Less than high school
20% (5) High school, graduated
12% (3) Some college, no degree
20% (5) Associate degree
25% (6) Bachelor's degree
29% (7) Master's degree
16% (4) Doctorate or professional degree

24 voters have answered this question.

What is your annual household income?

16% (4) Less than $12,000
8% (2) $12,000-$37,000
16% (4) $37,000-$60,000
12% (3) $60,000-$70,000
29% (7) $70,000-$155,000
4% (1) $155,000-$350,000
12% (3) Over $350,000

24 voters have answered this question.

What vision problems do you have?

73% (17) Nearsightedness or myopia
4% (1) Farsightedness or hyperopia
39% (9) Astigmatism
8% (2) Presbyopia
4% (1) Unknown or other
4% (1) None

23 voters have answered this question.

Would you consider laser eye surgery?

79% (19) Yes
12% (3) No
8% (2) Already had it done

24 voters have answered this question.

LASIK is the most common laser eye surgery procedure chosen by civilians due to its fast recovery rate. PRK is less popular among the civilian population but frequently used by the military due to its low cost and low severity of side effects. Given a choice, would you rather have LASIK done or PRK?

52% (11) LASIK
23% (5) PRK
23% (5) Not sure

21 voters have answered this question.

What are your biggest concerns about laser eye surgery?

52% (11) Side effects (mild side effects such as night driving difficulties are common, but severe side effects are more rare)
38% (8) Cost ($1,500-$2,000 per eye)
33% (7) Blindness (1 in 5 million chance)
38% (8) Pain after surgery (may last anywhere from a few hours to a few days)
23% (5) I don't have any concerns
9% (2) Other

21 voters have answered this question.

What are your best reasons for laser eye surgery?

85% (18) Freedom from glasses/contacts
42% (9) Looks better without glasses
0% (0) Peer pressure
9% (2) Military or job
23% (5) Sports performance
9% (2) Other
4% (1) I don't have any reasons

21 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2012-07-06 04:33:03 by Loney
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