Do LASIK Procedures Vary According to Age?

Your eyes change throughout your life. Your vision needs at 20 aren’t the same as your vision needs at 70. One thing does remain stable, no matter your age: Good vision is always worth investing in. 

Learn how LASIK and other vision correction procedures can keep your eyes at their best throughout your lifetime.

At What Ages Is LASIK Most Common?

LASIK surgery is one of the most common eye surgeries performed. It is FDA-approved for patients over the age of 18, but it is usually best to wait a little longer. The eyes change dramatically in early adulthood, and many younger patients don’t yet have a stable prescription. Your vision should be stable for at least a year before you consider laser eye surgery. 

LASIK is most common in patients between the ages of 20 and 40, but people can have this procedure performed at other ages, too. Dr. Will regularly performs this procedure on adults in their 50s and 60s with excellent results. 

Traditional LASIK isn’t the only option for vision correction. Older patients may benefit from other treatments, too, including corneal inlays for presbyopia and dry eye treatments. As your vision needs change, the options that are available to you change as well. 

Age is just a number. Consulting with an experienced LASIK surgeon is the best way to determine if you’re a good candidate for LASIK surgery.

Top Vision Correction Treatments at Every Age

Your vision needs change throughout your life. Explore some of the most common vision correction treatments performed by age. 

  • 20s: On patients in their 20s, LASIK surgery is one of our top procedures. When you choose LASIK early in life, you can enjoy the benefits of better vision for many years to come. Make the most of your LASIK investment by getting the surgery in this decade.
  • 30s: In the 30s, LASIK is highly popular. Many patients in this age group have achieved career security and find it easier to earmark the extra money needed for laser surgery. 
  • 40s: Dry eye symptoms become more common in the 40s. In addition to LASIK, we also provide dry eye treatments to patients in this age group. Presbyopia, an age-related vision change, may start to occur.
  • 50s: By the 50s, most patients have some age-related vision concerns. LASIK is still a possibility for most patients. Lifestyle LASIK is a specialized procedure created by Dr. Will that provides correction for both nearsightedness and farsightedness. 
  • 60s and beyond: If you’re in good health, there’s no reason LASIK surgery wouldn’t be a possibility in your 60s, 70s, or beyond. Dr. Will works with many older patients, providing the vision they’ve always wanted and helping to resolve age-related vision changes.

Achieve Clearer Vision at Any Age

Since Dr. Will customizes LASIK surgery to each patient’s needs, he can perform it for people of many ages. Will Vision and Laser Centers offers LASIK and other advanced vision correction procedures to keep your eyes healthy and your vision clear throughout your lifetime. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with our award-winning refractive surgeon Dr. Brian Will. Call us at (877) 542-3937 to learn more.