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What age is a recommended age for corrective eye surgery?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Depends

Depending upon state laws which dictate the age of majority, generally corrective laser surgery has the best results in the 20 to 35 year population.
There are exceptions, but as one approaches 40 , presbyopia and the need for reading glssses in addition to the correction makes the procedure less attractive as an option.

In brief: Depends

Depending upon state laws which dictate the age of majority, generally corrective laser surgery has the best results in the 20 to 35 year population.
There are exceptions, but as one approaches 40 , presbyopia and the need for reading glssses in addition to the correction makes the procedure less attractive as an option.
Dr. Richard Rosen
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