Having LASIK in Your 30s
Dr. Jonathan Woolfson
Updated July 2021
One of the most frequently asked questions regarding LASIK surgery is at what age is LASIK recommended.
While the answer to this question varies from person to person, most providers agree that the ideal LASIK candidate is between the ages of 20 and 40. Our eyes change all the time, but especially during our developmental years and after we have reached middle age. If you have considered LASIK but aren’t sure if it is right for you, consider your age and stage in life.
From a medical perspective, your 30s are a wonderful time to consider LASIK. By this time in your life, your prescription has most likely remained stable for a few years as your eyes have reached their full development. This means that there is little chance that your distance vision will deteriorate once corrected. Of course, every eye is different and no guarantees can be made, but for most patients who have LASIK in their 30s, the correction lasts for many years and can be easily enhanced if small changes do occur.
From a social perspective, there are many reasons why your 30s are an ideal time to have LASIK surgery. Many people have settled into their career path by their 30s and have started their families. In the work world and the parenting world, there are so many things to keep up with and to focus on. Life is crazy, exciting, and busy during these years in our lives and sometimes we don’t even realize how much our dependence on our contacts or glasses holds us back. Whether you are a parent whose priority is taking care of your children, or a professional looking to climb the ladder, or both, you deserve freedom from your lenses. Many wish for the ability to get up and go without fumbling around to find glasses or spending time cleaning and inserting contacts. The good news is, this is possible!
Any type of surgery can seem scary, and LASIK is no different.
Our Facebook and website are full of testimonials from our patients who say that LASIK is painless, easy, and absolutely life changing. Most all of our patients also say that they wish they’d had LASIK sooner. LASIK is a safe, effective, and affordable option for permanent vision correction, and the results are instant.
If you are in your 30’s and are interested in learning more about LASIK, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation with one of our surgeons. There is no time like the present to treat yourself to the gift of visual freedom and the confidence it brings.