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Do You Have to Be over a Certain Age to Have Lasik Eye Surgery?
2 Doctor Answers | Asked by LdyCullen in Charlottesville, Virginia
How Old Do I Have to be to Have LASIK
The age range that is recommended is 18-65, although I have several suggestions regarding this. The most important issue is to wait until the eyes are stable and have stopped changing before doing laser vision correction. So, sometimes, I will recommend those in their late teens to wait just another year or two to be sure all is stable. On the high end of age, as long as the eyes are healthy and all of the testing looks good, there is really no upper age limit. The oldest patient I have...
LASIK is best when your eyes are stable
More than age, refractive stability guides when LASIK is appropriate. The minimum age for LASIK is generally considered to be 18 years, although there are exceptions for special circumstances. Most people have vision changes until at least 18 years of age, and some until their mid 20's. If there has been no change in prescription for at least a year in glasses or contacts, then LASIK is a consideration. MOst FDA approved lasers state that the minimum age approved is 18 years which...