How bad do your eyes have to be to get laser eye surgery?

It's not how bad... ... But more how badly you want it. Laser vision correction surgery may be beneficial if you need to wear glasses or contact lenses most of the time. You do not have to wait until your vision gets to a specific level before entertaining having the procedure. The lowest prescription most doctors will treat is about 0.5 to0.75 diopters (less than most people usually wear glasses for).
It depends. There is no specific threshold for laser vision correction. Some patients with low degrees of nearsightedness, astigmatism or farsightedness elect to undergo lasik, while others would not feel impaired with the same prescription. The accuracy of low treatment laser correction is quite high.

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How bad could your eyes have to be to not be able to get laser eye surgery?

See below. The fda has approved laser vision correction between 1 to 14 diopters for myopia (nearsightedness), and 1 to 6 diopters for hyperopia (farsightedness). Most surgeons are more conservative than these limits and find the best results for less than 9 diopters for myopia and less than 4 diopters for hyperopia. Read more...

How bad are your eyes supposed to be to be able to get laser eye surgery?

It depends. You will need to speak to your refractive surgeon to see if you are a candidate. The newer lasers are very effective in treating both high myopia and hyperopia. Even if you are not a candidate for laser vision correction, there are other options for vision correction. Read more...

Can you please tell me why it'sa bad idea to get laser eye surgery at 15?

Eyes still developin. Your eyes are still growing and so lasik may be a waste of money if your eyes are still changing. Legally, lasik was only tested on adults. Read more...
Timing for LASIK. The eye continues to change until the body stops growing. The key is to wait until the eyeglass prescription stops changing. For girls they may be candidates as early as 18 and boys may need to wait until they are 22 or 23. Read more...

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. Read more...
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 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...

Would laser eye surgery fix my really, really bad eyes?

What is really bad? Would be impossible to give you any useful information based on your question. See an ophthalmologist. Read more...
Unknown. Impossible to give a meaningful answer. You should see an ophthalogist who does laser surgery and be evaluated. Read more...

What to do if I have really bad eyes, is laser eye surgery right for me?

It depends on what. is causing your "really bad eyes". If your vision is correctable with glasses, then laser surgery can likely help you. To know if you qualify, you should have an evaluation done by an Ophthalmologist that offers LASIK or PRK. They will let you know if it is right for you. Good luck. Read more...