What’s the best age to get LASIK?
In a recent FDA study More than 95% of participants were satisfied with their vision following LASIK surgery.
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Have you ever wondered how old do you have to be to get LASIK? Our current age guideline for LASIK eye surgery and SMILE eye surgery is 20 years of age. There are certain circumstances where we will do laser vision correction on someone as young as 18 but usually they need to have been a patient of ours and have had a stable glasses or contact prescription for a while. Eye health is a more important factor than age and is the thing that disqualifies people for LASIK. We will go over a health questionnaire and perform some test on the day of your free LASIK consult.
One benefit to having LASIK eye surgery in Dallas when you’re younger is that you’ll get to experience improved vision for longer. Most people are more active when younger so the benefit of not having to deal with glasses or contacts could be a huge plus. LASIK works great for people who are active and are bothered by their glasses or contacts, plus imagine all the money you’ll save without having to buy glasses and contacts for years! We have financing available to help spread the cost out over a few years and often have some of the lowest LASIK cost in Dallas.
One benefit for people who are older is their vision is more stable and they can decide if they want to do monovision so they don’t have to worry about reading glasses. After 40 most people will develop presbyopia and will need reading glasses even after LASIK. That’s ok though because even people who have had 20/20 vision their whole life will require readers. Now is the older patients chance to choose monovision and not have to worry about readers.
In years past we were seeing a higher number of older patients getting laser eye surgery but in recent years we’ve seen a lot more younger millennial age patients seeing the benefit they can get from getting laser eye surgery. Remember, the sooner you get it the longer you’ll enjoy the glasses free lifestyle and the more money you’ll save not buying contacts, solution and all the other things needed for contacts.
Do you want a free consult to see if you’re a LASIK or SMILE candidate? Call LaserCare Eye Center 214-328-0444