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How Old Do You Have To Be To Have LASIK?

Posted by fasttrack on November 23, 2015

Age_for_LASIK.JPGGrowing eyes are changing eyes.  LASIK, commonly referred to as laser vision correction, is a procedure meant for those who have a stable prescription.  A patient's eye prescription should be stable for at least one year prior to surgery. Until you’ve stopped growing and changing, you aren’t a good candidate for LASIK. 

In fact, the FDA has approved LASIK only for people who are age 18 and over.  Some eye surgery centers prefer to operate only on patients 21 and over, to ensure stability.  Appropriate education is given to the patient prior to the procedure.

For more information on LASIK, please contact Donelson Eye Associates in Greenville at 864-987-0034 or donelsoneye.com to schedule a LASIK consultation.