Did you know that night vision problems are experienced by 30-40% of the myopic population who have never undergone laser eye surgery? You can easily check if you suffer from night vision disturbances, even before undergoing LASIK eye surgery, by looking at headlights or traffic lights at night.
Night vision disturbances are often described as ghosting, haloes or glare. Night vision disturbances resulting from laser eye surgery can occur from laser treatment areas that are smaller than the actual pupil size. This is because in dim or low lighting conditions, such as at night, the pupil dilates (gets larger).
These disturbances were more common with previous generation lasers (pre-1997). They had the potential to cause night vision disturbances because they were only able to treat a small area of the corneal surface; an area smaller than the dilated pupil.
Today, new and improved laser technology has greatly diminished this complication. In fact, the lasers used in LASIK MD clinics provide the best night vision outcomes of all excimer lasers. In LASIK MD’s experience, not only are significant night vision problems rare, many patients actually indicate an improved night vision quality following LASIK surgery.
Read more about LASIK MD outcomes. Laser eye surgery is not only safe, it can also improve your day and night vision and most important, it can improve your life. At LASIK MD, your vision is our top priority.