Can I get LASIK at my age?
NOV 28, 2014
At age 64, am I still a good candidate for LASIK?
There is no age limit for LASIK, but after the age of 60, dry eyes can be a particularly challenging result of LASIK due to decreased tear production at that age. The better option is considering a refractive lens exchange (RLE) or waiting for development of a cataract. RLE involves removal of the natural-born lens with a corrective lens implant. An assortment of lens implants can be used. If a cataract is present, insurance may help with surgical removal of the cataractous lens followed by placement of a lens implant to correct vision. RLE is not covered by insurance, unlike a cataract.