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Salinas, CA
A female asked:

How old do you have to be to get lasik eye surgery? b/c i have bad vision and would some day love to not have to wear contacts/glasses!

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Olivia Liao
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
You are old enough: But still would need proper screening to make sure you are a candidate.
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
18 - 21: The fda says 18 for nearsighted and 21 for farsighted and astigmatism. More importantly is to wait until youreyes are stable, not changing from year to year.
Last updated Mar 22, 2014

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