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Is it safe for minors to get laser vision correction?
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree
In brief: It may be...
Laser vision correction isfda -approved for those 18 and over. There are, however, certain instances when it may be appropriate to perform vision correction procedures on minors.
This is especially true for those at risk of developing amblyopia - a condition that can cause one or both eyes not to be able to see well despite wearing the approptriate prescription.

In brief: It may be...
Laser vision correction isfda -approved for those 18 and over. There are, however, certain instances when it may be appropriate to perform vision correction procedures on minors.
This is especially true for those at risk of developing amblyopia - a condition that can cause one or both eyes not to be able to see well despite wearing the approptriate prescription.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology
In brief: Depends
Generally it is not permitted by law, depending on the state, since minors are often still in the growth phase of development of the eye and laser correction has a great chance of being premature and more potentially inaccurate.
In some special cases it may be indicated, but usually only under special investigational protocol.

In brief: Depends
Generally it is not permitted by law, depending on the state, since minors are often still in the growth phase of development of the eye and laser correction has a great chance of being premature and more potentially inaccurate.
In some special cases it may be indicated, but usually only under special investigational protocol.
Dr. Richard Rosen
Dr. Richard Rosen
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