It's normal for night vision to be reduced for several nights after undergoing LASIK surgery. Many people have temporary night vision problems after Lasik surgery that can last for days, weeks, or even months. This temporary effect is completely normal and will most likely improve over time. The duration of this side effect may vary from patient to patient, as the healing experience is different.
In some patients, night vision problems will last a few weeks, and vision will gradually return to normal during that time. For others, night vision problems may persist for a few months. It can take up to six months for your vision to fully stabilize and for your eyes to fully heal after the procedure. During this time, you'll notice that your vision is gradually improving.
Common night vision problems that sometimes occur after undergoing Lasik surgery include glare, halos, and bursts of stars, which can make it difficult to drive at night. When remodeling the cornea with a laser vision correction treatment such as LASIK, the use of contact lenses or eyeglasses may be a thing of the past. LASIK eye treatment is a surgical procedure to augment the cornea to improve vision problems and common refractive errors. There are several factors that influence how long it will take you to recover from LASIK surgery and for your vision to stabilize.
You should know that halos are a type of glare in vision that temporarily changes your vision after LASIK surgery. After this laser vision correction surgery, your eyes may feel irritated, gritty, itchy, and watery. You'll notice immediate results after the procedure and your vision will improve significantly in a day or two. The improvement of your vision after undergoing LASIK surgery depends on the severity of your previous vision problems.
LASIK is a safe procedure that provides the right candidates with clearer vision without contact lenses or eyeglasses, improving their quality of life. It's important to remember that these issues are part of the healing process and usually go away within the first six months after surgery. If glare seriously affects your vision, you should go to the clinic where you had LASIK and have more tests done. If you notice that your night vision is too poor to drive safely at night, be sure to arrange transportation.
Approximately 80 percent of people who undergo LASIK no longer need to wear corrective lenses once their vision stabilizes.