A member asked:

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

5 doctors weighed in across 4 answers
Dr. Sarah Kohl answered

Specializes in Travel Medicine

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.

Answered 9/28/2016


Dr. Asim Piracha answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

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.

Answered 6/6/2018


Dr. Federico Mattioli answered

Specializes in LASIK Surgery

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.

Answered 9/30/2012


Dr. Jay Bradley answered

Specializes in Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery

Age for LASIK : Lasik can be performed at 18-20 years of age as long as the glasses prescription is stable.

Answered 10/9/2012



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