The Logic Behind LASIK


For a sight-challenged person, LASIK is truly a miracle worker. Unfortunately, it’s not right for everyone, so find out if you’re eligible.

Age isn’t just a number when it comes to LASIK. Depending on the condition of one’s eyes and vision, it’s best to wait until after age 18, or in some cases 21, to accurately determine measurements and how LASIK can be effective. It is required that a LASIK patient experiences no change in prescription for at least two years prior to the surgery. A fluctuating prescription could lead to an inaccurate procedure, leaving the patient’s vision blurry.

On the other hand, there is no limit to how old a person can be, meaning a healthy person in their 60s can safely undergo the procedure. LASIK patients or those considering the surgery should be aware that after a certain age (around 40), everyone begins to experience presbyopia, which means they will need reading glasses. This is likely to occur regardless of the LASIK correction.

Many other factors determine whether a person is eligible for LASIK or not, so it is best to see an ophthalmologist for a thorough evaluation.

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