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A 33-year-old member asked:

Should i wear glasses for a few more years until i can get lasik eye surgery?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Gradin
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Glasses: The decision to have lasik depends on a number of factors, but you might have the most enjoyment from it before you reach your 40's, because most people need reading glasses to see up close from their mid-40's onward (assuming that you correct both eyes to see in the distance with lasik).
Dr. Rajesh Khanna
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Why wait?: If you want to continue to be wearing glasses, then that is your choice. I recommend having the procedure done and see the benefits of being glasses free.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What age should you be to get lasik eye surgery performed?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Witlin
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
At least 18: There is no set minimum age. It is most important that your prescription be stable before you can have surgery. That means at least 12 months where your eye glass prescription has not changed. Most patients are over 21 unless there are vocational or other concerns that would permit surgery at a younger age.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How old should I be to get lasik eye surgery done?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
18 yrs of age: Usually lasik is performed on individuals 18 yrs or older with a stable refraction for at least 1 yr. If your vision is still changing, then you are not a good candidate for lasik and should wait until your prescription has stablized and remained so for at least 1 yr.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How do I take care of myself after getting lasik eye surgery?

5 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Avoid eye rubbing: Your doctor will provide the regimen his professional experience has indicated. Most important after surgery you want to avoid trauma for the eye and get evaluated at the first signs of irritation which may indicate possible infection.
Dr. Dean Dornic
Dr. Dean Dornic commented
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Rubbing the eyes or squeezing your eyes tightly can potentially displace or wrinkle the LASIK flap soon after surgery. Other important care instructions include using antibiotic drops and avoiding contaminated water (swimming pools, lakes, hot tubs etc) soon after surgery. We also advise against eye makeup for the first week after surgery.
Jan 22, 2012
A 43-year-old member asked:

I am going to get a lasik eye surgery. What should I expect?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Quick recovery: The surgery will take about 15-20 minutes total. There will be little or no pain or discomfort. The eyes will be a little blurry that day but should be very clear by the next day.
Last updated May 16, 2016


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