Is There A Recommended Age Range for LASIK surgery?

December 8th, 2020
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Considering LASIK From Midlife Onward?

You’re in for a pleasant surprise. LASIK surgery has been performed for decades, and at ICON Eyecare our eye doctors in Colorado have extensive LASIK treatment experience. We perform careful evaluations of eye health and suitability for LASIK in patients of any age from 18 onward. For treatment candidates, we are able to customize your vision correction to adapt your existing near and far focus to meet your needs, glasses-free. It’s not just for younger folks, it’s for anyone who wants to be active and see well from the moment they get up in the morning.

Is LASIK worth it over 40?

Absolutely! As you may have heard, modern LASIK surgery can accommodate a variety of desired vision outcomes, not just changing your eyes’ combined focal length to accommodate for nearsightedness or farsightedness. Our top eye doctors in Colorado welcome patients in their 40s and well beyond, especially those who have started to wear glasses more often and would rather return to living glasses- and contacts-free. Some patients do still use reading glasses, but otherwise, LASIK sets them free.

At what age is LASIK not recommended?

You’ve come to the right place to ask. You’ll hear that the LASIK surgery recommended age has no top limit, and it’s true that many seniors have successful LASIK. What you’ll learn from the top eye doctors in Colorado at ICON Eyecare is that aging patients may prefer variations on the standard LASIK prescription customized to their specific vision needs. For example, patients who are becoming increasingly farsighted may want some of their closer vision restored. So it’s not so much a matter of limitations, but opportunities for patients with healthy eyes to adjust their vision for enjoyment in retirement, new work opportunities, and life in general.

Can LASIK correct aging eyes?

Beyond the medical requirements, the fundamental requirement for successful LASIK vision correction is stable vision. That’s one reason the lower age limit exists, to avoid making corrections that the patient will outgrow during childhood. As long as your eyes are healthy and your vision is not changing, you could be a candidate for LASIK.

Top Eye Doctors in Colorado Have LASIK Solutions for Seniors

We know that vision is precious, and we are glad that we can provide LASIK vision correction to adult patients at any point in their lives. We want your vision to match your goals and lifestyle at any age. By consulting with our eye doctors, you can learn about options for the best outcome for your situation. Once you’ve entered adulthood, there is no LASIK surgery recommended age range to consider, but there may be variations on the standard spherical correction in both eyes to consider. Let us help you to see your best at any age at ICON Eyecare. Call us at 720-524-1001 today for an appointment.