What is a Good Age for LASIK?

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One of the more common questions among those considering LASIK is: am I the right age to have LASIK vision correction?

While LASIK surgery is FDA approved for adults age 18 and older, patients at every age and stage of life have important things to consider prior to surgery.

If you are in your late teens and early twenties, it is important that your glasses or contact lens prescriptions are stable and not changing significantly year to year. 

If you are in your mid-forties and older, age-related changes in the eye’s focusing ability mean reading glasses might be needed for near work.

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When you approach age sixty, cataracts might develop, affecting the quality of your vision.

It is important to keep in mind that age is only one factor that determines eligibility for LASIK. If you have more questions, schedule a free LASIK consultation today to see if you are a good candidate.


Written by Jason Edmonds, M.D.