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How old do you have to be to get lasik surgery?

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Dr. Asim Piracha
Ophthalmology
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In brief: FDA approval is 18.

Fda approval is 18 years and a stable refraction (no significant changes over a year).
Ideally 21 and older with a stable refraction.

In brief: FDA approval is 18.

Fda approval is 18 years and a stable refraction (no significant changes over a year).
Ideally 21 and older with a stable refraction.
Dr. Asim Piracha
Dr. Asim Piracha
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Age for LASIK

Lasik can be performed at 18-20 years of age as long as the glasses prescription is stable.

In brief: Age for LASIK

Lasik can be performed at 18-20 years of age as long as the glasses prescription is stable.
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Federico Mattioli
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Federico Mattioli
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine

In brief: 18

Lasik eye surgery is fda approved for people who are at least 18.
In addition your eye glass prescription should be stable for 2 years prior to considering lasik. Some eye conditions make lasik not a good option. Your eye doctor is best able to help you decide when and if you are candidtate for lasik.

In brief: 18

Lasik eye surgery is fda approved for people who are at least 18.
In addition your eye glass prescription should be stable for 2 years prior to considering lasik. Some eye conditions make lasik not a good option. Your eye doctor is best able to help you decide when and if you are candidtate for lasik.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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