Although LASIK is FDA-approved for adults as young as 18, there are particular advantages to undergoing LASIK in your 20s or 30s. Not only is your eyeglass prescription more likely to have stabilized by your early 20s, but LASIK can also enrich your personal and professional life during these pivotal years.
Read on as leading NYC LASIK surgeon Sandra Belmont reveals some of the reasons why your 20s or 30s are a great time to have laser vision correction.
As a 20- or 30-something, you are on the go constantly. And frankly, corrective eyewear can interfere with an active lifestyle. Who wants to fuss with glasses or contacts when you are busy with work, socializing and traveling?
Having LASIK allows you to hike, bike, swim, run, ski and engage in all of your other favorite sports or activities unencumbered by glasses — with clear, crisp vision!
And if you love to travel, LASIK can be tremendously advantageous. You will never have to worry about losing your glasses or forgetting contact lens solution while traveling.
Many adults marry and start families in their 20s and 30s. If you have or want children, freedom from glasses or contacts can be beneficial. Being able to respond to your child at a moment’s notice is crucial; and LASIK gives you freedom from hassling with corrective eyewear.
Your 20s and 30s are fundamental years for your career. Whether you work in front of a computer, outdoors, as a first responder or a member of the military, LASIK can help you enjoy greater comfort, confidence and safety on the job without the inconvenience and discomfort of glasses.
Having LASIK in your 20s or 30s can save you an enormous amount of money over time. Consider the repeated costs of glasses, contacts, cleaning products and other related expenses, and it becomes clear how much you can save on these costs by having laser eye surgery.
In your early 40s, your eyes will begin to change in ways that make it difficult to focus up close. The likelihood that you will need to wear reading glasses is quite high. But by undergoing LASIK earlier in life, you can enjoy all of the benefits of a glasses-free lifestyle for many years.
Regardless of your age, Dr. Belmont is happy to speak to you about your LASIK options, and help you find a solution that meets your needs and expectations. She is particularly experienced in “No-Cut LASIK,” which she believes offers greater safety with fewer side effects than traditional LASIK.
To schedule a consultation at Belmont Eye Center and learn more about No-Cut LASIK, please our New York City practice today.