The Bausch and Lomb Technolas 217 is FDA-approved for those 18 and older and there is no set age that people should get it. However, there are a few reasons that patients in their 20’s and 30s may find it is a great time to invest in LASIK.
Once people reach are in their 20’s, they find themselves traveling more…for both work and pleasure. LASIK can make traveling by plane easier, as it reduces in-flight dry eye caused by contacts and eliminates traveling with lens solutions and emergency glasses. Many young adults lead a more active lifestyle before they are forty. Participation in physical recreational sports, including swimming, skydiving, scuba diving, skiing and mountain biking, can be easier without relying on corrective lenses.
By the time people reach their 20s, many have spent years wearing glasses and managing contacts. LASIK can correct refractive error, including nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, thus freeing the person from the continued hassle of glasses and contacts. And, after receiving LASIK, patients experience improved vision almost immediately. Many candidates who qualify for the LASIK experience 20/20 vision.
LASIK can make it possible for many, particularly those with careers that require extensive physical activity such as military, police officers, firefighters and construction workers, to work without glasses.
Save on the cost of glasses, contacts and solutions for many years to come. Your savings grow the sooner you opt for LASIK. Even if your budget allows, you will be able to invest in fashionable and fun eyewear, like that pair of Oakleys you’ve been considering
Research shows that the thirties are the “best” decade. http://www.theguardian.com/money/blog/2012/apr/18/is-35-best-age This study shows that most people identify the ideal age during a lifetime to be between 30-39, with 35 being the most favorable age. That was because those surveyed felt that people in their 30s have stability in terms of work, family and living situation, with the hope of more success in front of them. These reasons can make having LASIK before or during your 30s the perfect time to undergo the procedure. You can better enjoy what many people view as the best decade of life.
Between the ages of 40 and 45, a person’s eyes begin changing as part of the natural aging process. This condition is called presbyopia, a condition caused by a gradual thickening and loss of flexibility in the eye’s lens, making it difficult to focus up close. Sometime between 40 and 45, many need reading glasses. Most people in their 30s haven’t yet developed presbyopia, so by getting LASIK, they still have plenty of time before needing to wear readers.
These are just a few reasons anyone in their 20’s or 30s who are wearing glasses or contacts should consider LASIK. Many patients consider it a life-changing procedure, so it’s worth learning more to see if you’re a candidate.
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