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What Age Is A Recommended Age For Corrective Eye Surgery
18 and older: Lasik is fda-approved for those 18 and older. More importantly, surgery is held off until there is no appreciable change in your prescription from year to year. Cataract surgery can be done at any age, and refractive lens surgery is similar to lasik - usually reserved for those over the age of 18. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How old do you need to be to get laser eye surgery? Do you need to be a certain age? My eyes are still changing and my vision is getting worse, but i'm interested in getting corrective surgery. How long do I need to wait after getting glasses?
The : The food and drug administration (fda) has approved laser vision correction after age 21. Should should definitely wait until at least that age, although some people's eyes change until their mid to late 20's. Make sure your vision is stable before proceeding. Your ophthalmologist should see you 2 years in a row to make sure that things are stable before performing laser vision correction. But again, i would wait until at least age 21. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eye surgery: The options vary depending on your prescription but they include laser eye surgery (lasik, epi-lasik, lasek, prk), orthokeratology, clear lens extraction, phakic intraocular lens implantation, intracorneal ring segments, incisional corneal surgery, and others. See an eye doctor to see what is your best option. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
LASIK: Depening on your eye glasses prescription (how long eye is, amount of astigmatism [curvature of cornea or lens is not spherical), pre-operative risk factors (ie, any dry eye, autoimmune, Herpes history, etc), your eyeMD can determine if you are a candidate. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org ...Read more
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None of them: Are likely to cause a corneal scar. ...Read more
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