Dr. Moshe Roth: Well if you wait until the child becomes an adult and is old enough for surgery, that means your child is going to be less likely to do just anything, to give them the full options of what they’re going to enjoy. If your child is a certain age they will really want to be visual, and they will want to do things that require more varied visual tasks.
They’re not going to develop that comfort and that ability to adapt because they’re going to be stuck in central vision comfort. They’re not going to be able to open their horizons and their visual spectrum, and so especially as a lot of us work on computers or we work indoors, but if you want to give your child the best options to choose what they want to do, you want to make sure that their visual system is healthy, so that they can have that ability to work in any environment they want.
LASIK is only like a quick fixer at the end, but that doesn’t change the fact that your child now is a computer engineer and he got that way because he had no choice. He was just always central vision, so if he had to work in architect or sales or any profession that requires travel, human interaction and less close work, he may not even be naturally comfortable with that.