When a toddler starts shooting in height, the eyeballs also increase in size. Therefore the vision changes. Puberty leads to growth spurt and rapid changes in vision. This plateaus around 17 to 18 years. Than vision remains stable till around 45 years when need for readers arises. It is important to document the stabilization of power of eye by automated computerized refractors and Colored topography as well as subjective tests. Once the eyes are stable and shape and thickness are normal, it is safe to proceed with laser vision correction.
Glass sellers tell many patients that their vision changes every year. This is usually false information. Up to 0.75 Diopters can fluctuate and is considered with normal range, even in people who don’t wear glasses. If in fact the vision does keep progressing, than it is considered pathological and you need to see a retina specialist right away.
As you get to be on the school football or basketball team, you certainly cannot wear glasses. Ask your parents and grandparents for the gift of sight. As you go away to college, LASIK would be safer than even contact lenses. Various scientific studies have drawn this conclusion. When you are ready to join the workforce and start a new life, freedom from the crutches of visual aids is liberating. Camping, sailing, parties, sleeping over at friends’ and not worrying about the irritating contact lenses are the rewards from advanced laser eye surgery performed by trusted lasik doctor.
Not having red eyes from contact lenses is priceless. Makeup application and removal is so much easier. Overall life is more satisfying.
The Best options for people ranging in age from 18 to 45 years are:
1. iLASIK or Thin flap LASIK with wavefront :
2. Epilasik or Superlasik if cornea is thin or abnormal for LASIK or into contact sports
3. Phakic IOL for high nearsightedness greater than – 12 D or farsightedness greater than +7 D