Am I too young for Laser Eye Surgery?
Yes, while it may seem a logical solution for the correction of visual defects in babies and young children one has to wait until the eye has stopped growing and the prescription stabilised.
No one should contemplate any form of refractive surgery under the age of 21 and only then if there has been at least 2 years of stability. The thickness of the cornea is measured prior to surgery to assess if there is sufficient substance needed for an individual’s prescription. Once the cornea has been cut by the laser the cornea will remain at its new thickness thus restricting the amount of future corneal surgery.