Is it safe for an 18 year old to have laser eye surgery to improve vision?

Probably not. The surgery is safe in 18 year old patients but the myopia is not usually considered stable until the mid 20's. The patient should check with a reputable keratorefractive surgeon for that opinion.

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Is it a bad idea to have laser eye surgery at such a young age at 16? My vision gets worse every year and I don't want to wait until I'm in my mid 20s

LASIK young. I would wait until after age 20, though you could do it earlier. If your vision is indeed worsening every year, than your prescription is not stable. Your correction would be a moving target and you may need to go through the surgery again not too many years afterward. Also, younger folks are at more risk of getting ectasia (corneal warpage) even withouth the surgery. Long life--better to wait.
Yes. It is a bad idea for exactly the reason you mention. Your prescription is still changing. You need to wait until it has stabilized before having the surgery; and 16 is too young to do it.

How safe is laser eye surgery for vision improvement?

Yes. Laser eye corrective surgery has gone through several generations of improvement in the technology and now is quite safe, minimally stressful and a terrific way to get rid of your eyeglasses and/or contact lenses. It will not restore the need for reading glasses in those over 40 however, but will give clear distance vision without glasses.

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?

It. It is a good idea to wait until you're after 18 years of age. Your glasses prescription should be stable for at least 6 months. Consider coming to temecula, ca where you can be evaluated by our cornea specialist and enjoy wine country. Visit our website for more information: www. Eye-socal. Com.
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.

Is it be safe for my friend to get laser eye surgery?

Yes! If your friend is an appropriate candidate, then refractive laser surgery is absolutely safe. It is surgery, and there are risks involved, but the majority of people who have lasik/prk/or advanced surface ablation do great! Be sure to follow the instructions your surgeon provides.
It definitely can be. The safety of lasik surgery is dependent on how good of a candidate the patient is and how experienced the surgeon and his/her staff is in performing the procedure.

I just had laser eye surgery a year ago, any specific eye drops for extreme dryness?

Yes. Systane is an over the counter eye drop for relief of eye dryness after lasik. Restasis is an expensive prescription medication for the same treatment. For extreme dry eye conditions, a thin coat of petrolatum is an effective inexpensive option. Be sure to clean your fingers prior to applying.
Yes. Systane is a great over the counter eye moisturizer after surgery. Restasis is an expensive prescription alternative. For severe dry eyes try a thin layer of petrolatum.