If you're considering laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) eye surgery, you may be wondering about the quality of your night vision after the procedure. It's common to experience halos and glare for up to a month after LASIK surgery, but this usually fades away within the first week of healing. In some cases, residual night glare may remain for several weeks after the procedure, but this is rare. It's normal to experience dazzle at night as part of the eye's natural healing process after LASIK treatment.
This is due to swelling that occurs as a result of the procedure. To reduce discomfort and problems related to glare and halos, it's important to wear sunglasses when outdoors. Medicated eye drops can also help reduce the effect of glare on vision in low light. If you don't see any changes in glare or halos after LASIK surgery, talk to your eye doctor.
Vision disorders, including decreased night vision, can occur immediately after a LASIK procedure, according to Mayo Clinic. However, these usually won't last longer than a few weeks. It usually takes about three months for the swelling to completely disappear. If glare seriously affects your vision, you should go to the clinic where you had LASIK and have further tests done.
Postoperative glare usually lasts two to three weeks, but some residual flashes or halos may remain for several weeks after surgery. With proper healing, these problems will eventually go away.