Consult Doctors. FREE.
Real Doctors, Expert Answers
Connect with Facebook Connect with Google For Doctors
By creating an account, you are indicating that you have read and accepted the DoctorxDentist Terms of Use.
Consult Doctors. FREE.
Real Doctors, Expert Answers
By creating an account, you are indicating that you have read and accepted the DoctorxDentist Terms of Use.
Registration Progress
Step 1: Indicate Topics of Interests
Step 2: Follow Relevant Doctors
Complete!
What are your interests?
Please select at least 3 interests.
NEXT
NEXT
Registration Progress
Step 1: Indicate Topics of doctors
Step 2: Follow Relevant Doctors
Complete!
Follow your favourite doctors
We found some doctors you may like. Click continue to follow them.
CONTINUE
CONTINUE
Consult Doctors. FREE.
Real Doctors, Expert Answers
Continue with Facebook Continue with Google

or

OOPS!

SOMETHING WENT WRONG.

PLEASE TRY AGAIN.

OOPS! SOMETHING

WENT WRONG.

PLEASE TRY AGAIN.

Disclaimer: Any answers provided are for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment.

Continue with Facebook Continue with Google

Disclaimer: Any answers provided are for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment.

YOUR QUESTION HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

YOUR QUESTION

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

YOUR ANSWER HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

YOUR ANSWER

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

YOUR QUOTE REQUEST HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

OUR DOCTORS WILL GET BACK TO YOU SHORTLY!

YOUR QUOTE REQUEST

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

OUR DOCTORS WILL GET

BACK TO YOU SHORTLY!

YOUR THREAD HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY CREATED.

HEAD OVER TO FORUM PAGE NOW

TO JOIN THE DISCUSSION

YOUR THREAD

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

CREATED.

HEAD OVER TO THE FORUM PAGE NOW

TO JOIN THE DISCUSSION!

YOUR REVIEW HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

THANK YOU.

YOUR REVIEW

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

THANK YOU.

OOPS!

THERE IS SOMETHING

WRONG WITH YOUR EMAIL.

PLEASE TRY AGAIN.

OOPS! THERE IS

SOMETHING WRONG

WITH YOUR EMAIL.

PLEASE TRY AGAIN.

YOUR EMAIL HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBSCRIBED.

THANK YOU.

YOUR EMAIL

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBSCRIBED.

THANK YOU.

YOUR CONSULTATION HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

OUR DOCTORS WILL

GET BACK TO YOU SHORTLY.

YOUR CONSULTATION

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

OUR DOCTORS

WILL GET

TO YOU

SHORTLY.

MESSAGES TO
Request answers from expert doctors:

DxD
DxD

We will distribute this question to expert doctors, and notify you about new answers.





What is the ideal age for LASIK?

Eye & LASIK

Hi Dr. Ethan,

Thank you for sharing your LASIK experience at eagle eye, and I too am seriously considering the procedure done by Dr. Theng. I am, however, trying to figure out if getting LASIK done before medical school will be a good idea. I’ve read/heard mixed advice about this (considering the potential “eye strain” from studying that might lead to vision changes, or, from a different perspective, the convenience and overall “good feeling” that comes about with freedom from glasses). While trying to withhold my eagerness and desperation for this freedom – which have been suppressed for years – I’m wondering what your thoughts on this are as a physician and former medical student. In hindsight, would you have done LASIK as a student? And, equally important, if yes, what might be a good time frame (for rest & recovery) between LASIK and the start of medical school? Thank you for your friendly advice.

DOCTOR’S ANSWER (2)

The main consideration in your situation is really that you are old enough that your vision has more or less stabilized – by 18/19 this should be the case.

 

I would say 1 month is sufficient time to allocate for recovery before the start of medical school, just to err on the side of caution in your case.

451 views 26 Jan 2018

Absolutely YAY! As long as your spectacle refraction has stabilised, you have been off your contact lenses for over 5 days, and are over 18 (please bring a parent or legal guardian to give us permission to do the surgery), or 21 years old (You can come by yourself or bring a friend for moral support!) you may certainly consider coming for an assessment and performance of LASIK! Doing so earlier in your life means that you get to enjoy your spectacle-free vision for an even longer period of time.

For a long-time many patients always wondered why their Ophthalmologist was still wearing glasses? There are many of the current generation of Ophthalmologists that have had their laser-refractive surgery done already so don’t let the ambition of a micro-surgical residency dissuade you from LASIK. The options of LASIK, PiXL or ICL now means that there is an option suitable for everyone.

447 views 26 Jan 2018
Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other answers tagged Eye & LASIK or ask your own question now FOR FREE.