When is the Best Age to Have LASIK Surgery?

a-laser-eyeAge is a key determinant of many life events, such as your first time driving, voting, working and retiring. However, there is no set age for LASIK surgery. But there is a specific, common age parameter when individuals decide to undergo LASIK surgery.

The most common age parameter for this procedure is between the ages of 20 and 40. The reason why many providers are reluctant to perform this surgery on anyone younger or older than within this bracket is because the eyes tend to keep changing during early and late adulthood.

LASIK Surgery Age Range

According to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), LASIK surgery has been approved for those who are 18 and older. However, an individual must have a stable prescription for at least two years in order to be considered a good candidate.

The age parameter of 20-40 years old is ideal because this is a period of time when people start to save their money and also to experience their life with contacts or glasses. Contacts and glasses can become quite irritating depending on what type of lifestyle you live.

After the age of 40, a person’s eyes will begin to transform again, causing certain eye conditions like presbyopia. Then at age 60, eyes will change once more, increasing the risk for cataracts. Those individuals that luck out with perfect eye health are unfortunately not ideal candidates for LASIK surgery, but they can decide to have other laser eye surgeries performed instead.

Are you Interested in LASIK Surgery?

Age is an important factor when it comes to any type of surgical procedure, especially one involving the eyes. However, age is not an absolute boundary.

CorrectVision Laser Institute is one of Florida’s most advanced vision correction practices with extensive experience in LASIK surgery. Our goal is to open your eyes to the world of great vision by offering unparalleled expertise and the most advanced technology available. Contact us today for a consultation!