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A 32-year-old member asked:

Should i get lasik eye surgery to correct my nearsightedness if i'm already in my 20's, or wait a few years?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Whay wait?: Might as well do it now- i dont think any major change in technology is coming soon.
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Dr. Majid Moshirfar
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Most studies reflect average age of 34 with the range of 21-52 years of age. I think most labelings require our patients to be 18 or older. I believe in stability of your prescription glasses or contact lenses. If your prescription has not changed over the last three years, you may be considered stable. Remember beyond age 40, you may face presbyopia which wil make you require reading glasses.
Apr 6, 2012
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: If you prescription is stable, then getting it now is fine. If your prescription is not stable, then waiting may be prudent.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016


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