At what age can I do LASIK?

The FDA clinical trials for various laser companies used 18 as the minimal age. But depending on various factors, LASIK can be performed on younger patients, especially teenagers who may be abusing their contact lens wear.

It is important to get an opinion about your particular case from an eye doctor. He or she can perform a thorough examination including specialized testing not always available at commercial optical outlets.

_Written by J. Trevor Woodhams, M.D. - Chief of Surgery, Woodhams Eye Clinic