Can Lasik Surgery Improve Night Vision?

Custom Lasik substantially reduces the risk of poor night vision associated with traditional Lasik. Learn more about how Lasik can improve your night vision from Stahl Eyecare Experts.

Can Lasik Surgery Improve Night Vision?

LASIK is a laser vision correction procedure that is used to correct simple refractive errors. Unfortunately, traditional LASIK cannot adequately treat night vision problems, which are caused by more complex refractive errors called higher-order aberrations. Fortunately, there is an advanced form of LASIK known as Custom LASIK that can treat both lower-order and higher-order aberrations, which in turn can improve night vision. Custom LASIK uses wavefront technology to help reduce optical distortion (higher-order aberrations) in the eyes. This allows the eye surgeon to perform complex laser treatment that can limit higher-order aberrations.

As a result, night vision often improves. While higher-order aberrations may remain after any type of laser eye surgery, wavefront treatment helps to keep these aberrations to a minimum, improving glare, halo and night vision problems in most people. Some patients who have undergone traditional LASIK have experienced visual side effects, one of the most common being altered night vision. Fortunately, personalized LASIK helps to dramatically reduce the risk of poor night vision. Whether you're undergoing LASIK for the first time or you've already undergone the traditional version of the procedure and want to improve your night vision, custom LASIK offers a potentially ideal solution. In fact, some people report that their night vision improved considerably after LASIK surgery.

However, when night vision problems occur, they are usually temporary and considered part of the healing process. Common night vision problems after LASIK surgery include glare, halos, and star formation around lights (such as headlights when driving at night).LASIK surgery is an incredible procedure that allows people to free themselves from eyeglasses and contact lenses. If you are still bothered by a refractive error, you may need prescription eyeglasses or an additional LASIK augmentation procedure to correct the problem. Custom LASIK substantially reduces the risk of poor night vision, as well as other possible side effects associated with traditional LASIK. LASIK has come a long way since its introduction to the U.

S. market in the late 90s. While it cannot always eliminate the need for eyeglasses and contact lenses, it can help reduce dependency. More than 21 million people have undergone LASIK surgery to date, and less than one percent of people who have undergone LASIK surgery have experienced complications. If you're looking for a LASIK specialist on Long Island, the eye doctors at Stahl Eyecare Experts want to offer you a great opportunity in laser eye surgery.

Your eye doctor (eye surgeon) will be able to determine your risk and adjust your Lasik procedure to best mitigate complications. We carefully screen potential candidates for personalized LASIK to ensure that they can get optimal benefits from the procedure.