Laser Eye Surgery

LASIK Over 50

LASIK Over 50

As a patient, it can be frustrating to hear “maybe” or “you might” when you’re learning about laser vision correction options. Unfortunately, that goes with the territory when dealing eyes because — everyone is different.

Cataract Awareness Month: Everything You Need To Know

Cataract Awareness Month: Everything You Need To Know

Other than having to start wearing reading glasses when we’ve reached a “certain age,” the most traumatic impact aging will have on our eyes is the development of cataract. As we live longer lives, it is a safe estimation that more than half of the population will have developed at least one cataract by the age of 80.

See ‘Discount LASIK’ Ads for What They Really Are

See ‘Discount LASIK’ Ads for What They Really Are

When you search online for LASIK surgery in Orlando or any other city, there’s a good chance you’ll see listings for “LASIK as low as $250 per eye” or “up to 50 percent off.” You might feel like you just won the lottery. But before you pop open that bottle of champagne, it’s a good idea to put on your skeptic goggles and read the fine print.

What is Monovision?

What is Monovision?

There is approximately a 20-year window of stable vision typically that spans the age range from the mid-20s until age 40, this is when our eyes begin to change yet again and reading glasses are on the imminent horizon.

Technology Spotlight: Cool-Beam Allegretto Laser

Technology Spotlight: Cool-Beam Allegretto Laser

Eye correction procedures are much more technologically advanced than they were even a decade ago. The most outstanding technology to date is excimer lasers. At Magruder Laser Vision, one of the solutions we utilize for LASIK vision correction technology is the WaveLight® Allegretto Wave® EX500 Excimer Laser System.

The Relationship Between Age & LASIK Surgery

Many people wonder about the best time to get LASIK Surgery. There isn’t a concrete age number, but it is best to seek LASIK surgery once your eyes have reached ocular maturity. This typically occurs at anywhere from 20-55 years of age. At that point in your life, you probably already wear glasses and contact lenses, and your vision is likely to be stable. It would also be nice to set aside the corrective lenses and experience the joy of waking up with clear vision.

In one of his informative videos, Dr. Brock "Doc Brock" Magruder Jr., a leading LASIK expert in Orlando, explains that there are two key reasons to get LASIK surgery at a younger age:

Though ocular maturity typically occurs between the ages of 20 and 55, LASIK can be performed both before and after this time frame. Those in their early 50s are at a higher risk for age-related changes in the lenses, including early stages of cataracts, making this time less recommended for LASIK. LASIK is not recommended for patients that are already experiencing these changes, but not all patients are the same. Some patients are great candidates in their early 50s and beyond.

Magruder Laser Vision can help you decide whether LASIK is the right option for your vision needs. Since opening in 1996, we have has continued to innovate by introducing game-changing technology and pursuing ongoing education to master the latest techniques. To learn more about the Orlando LASIK experts at Magruder Laser Vision can do for you, call us at (407) 843-5665 or read our blog for more information!