Since millions of people choose to undergo LASIK surgery each year, the question of age for the procedure sometimes arises.  Parents sometimes wonder whether their child may be a candidate when vision problems occur.

The FDA has approved LASIK for people over the age of 18.  Those under the age of 18 do not yet have stable vision and are deemed to be unsuitable for the procedure.  Likewise, those over the age of 40 may also question whether they have exceeded the appropriate age for the procedure.

Generally speaking, any adult who is healthy and has a stable eye prescription may undergo the procedure.  Patients with certain health conditions, dry eye and other factors may not be good candidates.  For more information about the best age for LASIK, contact the experts at Inland Eye Institute in Colton at 909-937-9230 or