Is LASIK or refractive lens exchange the better option for my myopic 16-year-old daughter?
AUG 17, 2016
My 16-year-old daughter has -5.00 D (diopters of myopia) and has been using glasses for 5 years. I’ve heard lot about LASIK, but is refractive lens exchange the better option? Would either or another option allow her to remove glasses permanently?
In the U.S., we generally wait until 18 years of age for LASIK, which for her amount of correction should be the perfect fix. Lens exchange is a very invasive riskier surgery and would not be recommend at her amount of correction. If her exam checks out for her being a good candidate for LASIK, she should love being glasses-free for years to come.