The ideal age to have LASIK surgery is between 21 to 60 years old. More important than age is that the eye is healthy, and the spectacle refraction has been stable for at least 2 years. If the refraction is stable, this means that the treatment is likely to be successful in correcting the vision long term.
LASIK surgery gives excellent results for patients in their 20s – late 40s. For patients in their 50s and 60s, LASIK is still safe and very effective, but the development of cataracts inside the eyes, which start appearing at this age, must be evaluated, and also in this age group blended vision/monovision correction must be considered, in order to correct both distance vision and reading vision due to natural presbyopia occurring as the eye ages.
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