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Is LASIK eye surgery OK if my eyes are still changing at the age of 41?
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Default Is LASIK eye surgery OK if my eyes are still changing at the age of 41? - 01-13-2009, 04:02 PM

I'm 41 and have worn contacgs for astigmatism and near-sightedness since the age of 11. About a year ago, I began having difficulty seeing up close with my contacts on. It is getting worse and worse - to the point that I can't enjoy reading a newspaper, book, and have the computer set at 150% zoom. I cannot wear glasses due to some scar tissue behind both ears from previous surgeries.My question - as I am"only"41, I fear that the"old-age-can't-see-the-menu"syndrome is just beginning and that if I pay for lasik now, my eyes will continue to change and I'll end up doing it again in a few years. I don't trust what a doctor (who wants money NOW) would answer.Anyone had this experience?Thanks!
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Default 02-04-2009, 12:50 AM

My girlfriend was told it is better to have her eyes done before she was 40 as nothing can change the fact that your eyes deteriorate when you reach forty. She has had one done and will have the other done in six months and she wishes she had it done earlier
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Default 03-09-2009, 04:17 AM

My wife has laser vision correction, but her porblems were nowhere near as severe as yours. The doctor was able to fix the majority of her vision issues, but she still has a slight astigmatism, and now has glasses she has to use occassionally. The issue is whether you are willing to pay the money for an improvement (probablly a drastic one with what you describe) in the knowledge that you will likely still need glasses for some things, or may need follow up procedures.Check to make sure any follow on corrections within the first 1-3 years are included in your costs, as my wife's doctor did so for her. But now, she is basically on her own, but can watch TV without glasses.
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