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Why LASIK Is The Perfect Solution for Younger Patients With Active Lifestyles

“Is there a best age for LASIK?” and “should I get LASIK?”

If you’re wondering the same, here’s why this type of vision correction surgery is ideal for those who are young and active.

If you’re a young person with a highly active lifestyle, have you ever been frustrated by worsening vision or the necessity of glasses and contacts impacting your lifestyle? For many active folks in their 20s and 30s, nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and corrective lenses get in the way of countless activities and adventures. If this sounds familiar, you might just be a great candidate for LASIK vision correction surgery.

Should I Get LASIK?

In order to qualify for LASIK laser eye surgery, you need to meet some criteria. First, you must have stable vision. Usually by 21, your prescriptions will have evened out and remained consistent for a couple of years. Second, your eyes must be in overall good health. For most young people, this isn’t a problem. Third, you must be able to afford the procedure - but don’t worry. Even if that sounds daunting, there are plenty of financing options available. If you meet these three criteria, you are most likely an excellent candidate for LASIK.

What Is The Best Age For LASIK?

There isn’t a single best age for laser vision correction surgery, but there are time periods considered more optimal than others. Consider the fact that your eyes typically stop changing in prescription around 21 and then won’t meaningfully change again until age 40.

Even though some people do get LASIK after 40, there may be other options that make more sense for them at that point. So, from an age perspective, getting LASIK as early as you’re eligible to get it stands to give you the most value over time. It’s still important to note, however, it still can be a great gift to give yourself even if you’ve waited and are nearing 40.

Age also factors in if you have an active lifestyle. Many people in their 20s and 30s seize this time in their lives to travel, explore and try new things. If you want to go snorkeling or snowboarding, start up a hot yoga practice or even chase after your small children, glasses and contacts can interfere. LASIK is truly ideal for those who are both young and active, giving you the clarity and freedom to enjoy these wonderful decades.


Contact us today to schedule a LASIK consultation, and get started seeing clearly - anywhere and everywhere you decide to go.