Am I Too Old For Laser Eye Surgery?

You may be surprised, and relieved, to hear that vision correction is available for almost every age. At BoydVision, we don’t feel it is appropriate to work on patients younger than 19 but there is no age limit when it comes to working on older eyes.

Which Laser Eye Surgery Procedures Am I Suitable For?

Each person is looked at on an individual basis but age isn’t instantly a barrier on any vision correction procedure. You may be suitable for any of these types of laser eye surgery:

Custom LASIK
Custom PRK
Laser Blended Vision Correction
Cataract Surgery
Refractive Lens Exchange
Premium Lens Implant
Phakic Lens Surgery

Do You Have Many Older Laser Eye Surgery Customers?

Many vision correction procedures are specifically for older eyes. The majority of people will get cataracts at some point in their life – over half of people older than 75 do. Cataract surgery is frequently performed on people in their fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties. People who have had cataracts also often undergo Premium Lens Implant surgery.

Dr Boyd has years of experience treating people of all ages both at BoydVision and also as a staff surgeon at Burnaby General Hospital. He will be able to look at your history and come up with a custom solution to help you. Age is rarely a barrier for laser eye surgery. Other health issues could however be a problem. The primary reason laser eye surgery may not be suitable for a person is if they have not had a steady prescription for at least two years.

If you are unsure of what to expect from laser eye surgery? Read through this laser eye surgery recovery article, or hear real client testimonials. Or if you’d like to meet in person to find out whether laser eye surgery is right for you, give us a call today and book your free consultation at our Vancouver laser eye surgery centre.