Poor Night Vision. Have you ever noticed when you wear your contacts at night that lights seem to have a “halo effect”? Or you get “starry vision” at night when you drive while wearing your glasses? If you’ve ever considered LASIK as a solution to your vision problems, you’ll be pleased to learn that LASIK can also improve your night vision.
People who wear glasses or contacts often notice starbursts, glare, or halos in their vision while driving at night. In fact, studies show approximately 30% of people who wear glasses or contacts have difficulty driving at night due to these types of vision problems. LASIK can correct these problems thanks to wavefront technology, which is commonly referred to as Custom LASIK. Custom LASIK successfully measures and corrects unique imperfections and irregularities — called higher-order aberrations — that may contribute to night vision problems. According to a study reported in Ophthalmology Times, Custom LASIK was associated with better night vision than conventional LASIK performed without wavefront technology.
The results from the FDA clinical study on Custom LASIK report additional benefits to patients: A year after their Custom LASIK, 100% of the participants could pass a driving test without glasses or contacts. Ninety-eight percent of the clinical study participants could see 20/20 or better without glasses or contacts, and 70% could see 20/16 or better! Four times as many participants reported being “very satisfied” with their night vision after their Custom LASIK procedure, compared to their night vision prior to their procedure.
Dr. Manger uses All-Laser Custom LASIK with Wavefront technology for every LASIK procedure to ensure the best results for each patient, as well as better outcomes for contrast sensitivity, glare, and halos at night. Call our office today to set up your free LASIK exam to determine if you are a candidate for LASIK!