Halos Are a Thing of the Past after LASIK Vision Correction
Nov 11, 2013 • 121 VIEWS • LASIK & vision factsAll articles

Halos Are a Thing of the Past after LASIK Vision Correction

Night vision disturbances such as halos and starbursts are a common problem for people. In fact, almost half of all nearsighted people experience some form of halos. The next time you’re out at night, stare up at a traffic light or a passing car’s headlights. Chances are you’ll see a halo or starburst emanating from the light.

In the past, halos were a common side-effect after LASIK due to lasers that were not able to treat an area of the cornea larger than the pupil, these problems are now primarily a thing of the past. New and improved laser technology has corrected these earlier deficiencies. In fact, a majority of today’s LASIK participants report having significantly improved night vision following the procedure.

Participants at LASIK MD clinics benefit from some of the best results in this respect, given LASIK MD’s state-of-the-art excimer lasers. The secret is that while the old lasers were not always able to treat large corneal areas, today’s technology now reaches a larger treatment zone, which virtually eliminates the long-term side effects of halos, starbursts and ghosting around those car, street, and traffic lights at night.

While a few participants may experience limited side effects to their night vision shortly after the procedure, this is generally caused by water retention from the procedure itself. Such side effects are only temporary. The majority of participants enjoy an improvement to their night vision proportionate to that of their day vision.

So why continue to worry about driving, running, or cycling at night because you see disorienting halos around every light. With LASIK vision correction, you will be well on your way to being free of both glare and glasses.

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