I'm thinking of getting laser eye surgery, I am 21 y/o. Any advice?

Yes. 21 is an acceptable age to have laser eye surgery, so long as your eye glass or contact lens prescription has remained stable. You need a pre-operative evaluation by an experienced refractive surgeon to make sure your eyes meet the standards to make you a good candidate. Most lasik surgeons do not charge for the initial examination.

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Can you provide some advice for someone who's had laser eye surgery?

After lasik. Yes, but what is the question? Dry eyes are normal for 6-12 months ;nd you may need to use artificial tears regularly. If you are unsatisfied or still have questions, a good doctor will see you back and try to clarify, or correct. It may take a little while to get accustomed to the change, and it is normal for one eye to be a bit ahead of the other, just as is the case for folks prior to surgery. Read more...

Who should not get laser eye surgery?

Contraindications. Patients whose refraction is not stable, whose corneas are too thin or are irregular on topography, pregnant patients, patients with uncontrolled diabetes or glaucoma and patients on certain prescription medications such as amiodarone are not good candidates. Also, patients with other eye conditions such as cataract or macular degeneration should not have this surgery. Discuss with your eye md. Read more...

How can it feel to get laser eye surgery?

Different. You will not feel pain since your eyes will be anesthetized. You will feel the sensation of the surgeon moving the flap if you are undergoing lasik. You will see an array of lights while the laser is treating you eye. Read more...

How old should I be to get laser eye surgery?

At least 18. In the United States, one must be at least 18 years of age, and have a stable prescription (no significant changes over the last 1-2 years) in order to qualify for lasik/prk. Additionally, the eye must be healthy, and capable of achieving a good visual result. See a qualified laser eye surgeon for an evaluation and discussion of your particular needs. Read more...
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. Read more...

What age do you have to be to get laser eye surgery?

Mostly after 23. The eye is changing in a not totally predictable way prior to age 23 so to avoid re-lasik surgery, most avoid surgery on anyone younger than this. In special cases younger patients may be considered and even a few children have been done but these are exceptions. Read more...

How old do you have to be to get a laser eye surgery?

18 to 21 years old. A person's eye must have a stable refraction/prescription before refactive surgery, regardless of age. Children have growing and changing prescriptions until adulthood, generally stable by 18 to 21 years of age. Read more...
18. Fda cutoff, but can go younger for special cases. Most importantly, vision rx should be stable and the rest of the eye healthy. Higher risk of change in early 20s. Read more...