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How old do you have to be to get lasik surgery?

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine 35 years experience
18: Lasik eye surgery is fda approved for people who are at least 18. In addition your eye glass prescription should be stable for 2 years prior to considering lasik. Some eye conditions make lasik not a good option. Your eye doctor is best able to help you decide when and if you are candidtate for lasik.
Dr. Asim Piracha
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
FDA approval is 18.: Fda approval is 18 years and a stable refraction (no significant changes over a year). Ideally 21 and older with a stable refraction.
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 25 years experience
18-21: Fda approval for some lasik lasers is 18 years old and other lasers 21 years old. A stable prescription is also a considering factor for surgery.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 18 years experience
Age for LASIK : Lasik can be performed at 18-20 years of age as long as the glasses prescription is stable.

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