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Who is a candidate for LASIK?

The vast majority of patients undergoing Laser Vision Correction worldwide are suitable for LASIK, wether they are near-sighted, far-sighted or have astigmatism.

For patients with thin corneas, surface procedures like PRK are recommended, which do not require the creation of a corneal flap. Surface procedures are a bit more uncomfortable than LASIK and take longer to heal.

The long-term results are, however, similar. A small minority of patients may not be suitable for LASIK or PRK and may instead be candidates for an intraocular lens procedure.

To find out if you might be a candidate, try our online self-test.

Your ophthalmologist could suggest other refractive procedures if you do not qualify to have LASIK.

LASIK Candidate & Age Limit

Is there a cut off age that makes you ineligible for the surgery?

There are vision correction surgical options at all ages over 18. LASIK corrects vision from age 18 to about 40. After 40 PresbyLASIK should be considered to ensure you do not need reading glasses in the near future. At around 60 you might start to develop cataracts which means that a lens exchange or cataract surgery with multifocal lenses should keep you spectacle free until old age.

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. The best time for laser vision correction is when you are 18, but if you want clear, effortless vision and you are considered a perfect candidate, the next best time is right now. Laser vision correction can be life-changing at various stages of life, allowing people to do what they love without the inconvenience of glasses and contact lenses.

Take Free Our LASIK Self Test below to determine candidacy.

Lasik Candidate self test

Take our short & free quiz to find out if Modern Laser Vision Correction procedures may be an option for you! Simply answer a few questions to see your results.

This should not be considered medical advice or diagnosis. A complete examination is necessary to determine candidacy.

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