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What to do if i really want to get laser eye surgery, and i watched a video every time i go to the eye doctor. how old do you have to be to get the surgery?

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Dr. Kurt Andreason
LASIK Surgery 23 years experience
Laser eye surgery: Lasik is fda approved to age 21, and most docs/locations will offer it to 18 year olds. I prefer to wait until someone is in their 20's to be more sure the refraction is stable and the cornea a fairly normal shape. There is no age limit, but as people approach age 60, cataracts may develop, and lasik should not be done first if cataract surgery is needed.

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Last updated May 8, 2015

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