How old do you have to be to get LASIK?
Curious about what the best age to get LASIK surgery is? In this post, Dr Bennett Chotiner explains how young is too young to have your vision corrected.
Dr Bennett Chotiner explains that ocular maturity usually occurs between the ages of 18 and 21. At which point, the eye stops growing and the spectacle or contact lens prescriptions have stabilized and will not change from year to year. Refractive stability, often referred to as visual maturity, is the ultimate determinant of when you could have LASIK, not age.
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Dr. Bennett Chotiner
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Dr. Bennett Chotiner is the founder and medical director of Memorial Eye Institute. A noted innovator, in 1977 he established his clinical practice, the Pennsylvania Eye Associates. In 1984, he established the Pennsylvania Eye Surgery Center, Pennsylvania’s first …
Dr. Erik A Chotiner
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Erik Chotiner, M.D. diagnoses and treats a wide range of medical eye conditions. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Franklin and Marshall College. Dr. Chotiner attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia where he received multiple awards including the Physiology Prize for …