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Lasik at 16?
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[[span id="docs-internal-guid-0cf8098a-e391-eedf-1353-397088537121"]]<span style="font-family: Arial; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"]]Hi all, [[span style="font-family: Arial; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"]]I’m starting this thread for my son. As he’s always complaining about his constant headache our eye doctor suggested him to use corrective lenses but he doesn’t like to wear glasses. So we are planning to consult See by intravision, []a free lasik consultation in Oakville as an alternative solution[] for corrective glasses. Is he eligible to have a lasik in this age? He is now 16-year-old and sensitive to light too. Any suggestions would be appreciable. Thank you in advance.[[div]][[span style="font-family: Arial; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"]]
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#2
People nowadays do get lasik surgery at a young age. It does work wonders to correct visual problems. I'm not sure if it will have an effect on the light sensitivity however.
#3
There is usually no long term effect on light sensitivity. The procedures are very safe, and generally really effective. There have been complaints with seeing halos around lights for some people. They can correct that though.
#4
Hmmm... For the most part, LASIK has been done on children with severe vision problems. But if your son's vision problems aren't that severe, then the physician might advice against LASIK surgery. The thing is, he is still young and his eyes will keep changing up until early adulthood. The recommended age for people who don't have severe vision problems is at 18 years old. But the most common ages who undergo this surgery varies from 20 to 40 years old.

LASIK is FDA approved for individuals aged 18 and above. Most physicians even allow waiting up to 25 years old because the person's prescription might still change. If your son's prescription is stable for at least two years or more, then he can be considered for LASIK surgery though.

I hope this helps!

P.S.

With regards to the light sensitivity issue, I know that it can be a side-effect of LASIK. So you'd have to ask the physician about that before the surgery.
#5
I think you should wait at least till you turn 18. I had done my LASIK surgery at the age of 21.




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