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Astigmatism Night Driving
Not typically: Older lasik tratments occasionally caused glare and halos at night (although not usually worse than what one would have experienced with contact lenses). Newer treatments significantly decrease the risk of these annoying symptoms. Just remember, lasik is meant to decrease your need for glasses, and may not necessarily decrease the amount of nighttime glare that you experience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Floaters: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: I assume you mean intraocular lens implants. If the lenses have not been properly inserted, are multifocal, or if there is a residual refractive error, this may occur, although it is fairly uncommon. Another cause could be opacification of the membrane behind the implant, which can be cleared with the use of a laser. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cataracts, dry eyes: There are several causes night vision disturbances: dry eye, cataracts, change in glasses prescription, etc. The most common cause for halos at night are from cataracts in those patients over 60-65 and can be successfully treated with cataract surgery. If you are still driving at night and you are concerned about your ability to do this, i would recommend an eye exam to rule out a medical cause. ...Read more
In the short term: Lasek, like any refractive surgical procedure, can cause glare especially if there is swelling, wrinkling or delayed healing of the regrowing epithelium. There are some drops capable of helping with this, but most often tincture of time works best! if it persists, get a second opinion! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some get glare: Some patients will notice glare or "haloes" around lights at night following lasik surgery. In the majority of cases, it is not severe and dissipates over several months following the procedure. Nearly all patients who have lasik are pleased that they did, although the displeased minority is very vocal in online communities. A prudent lasik surgeon will discuss these risks before the procedure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Night glares+starbursts worsened even after using artificial tears.Anti-glare glasses - no help.Eye power perfect.Not cataract/glaucoma. Cause/remedy?
Incipient cataract : Early lens changes typically cause glare and star bursts .However, at age 30 corneal pathology can cause visual symptoms. Tears are a treatment for dry eye but not a cure. Superficial punctuate keratitis seen in dry eye is rarely eliminated by artificial tears alone. Anti glare glasses may reduce visual symptoms due to ocular pathology but minimally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ortho-keratology: Crt or ortho-k contact lenses act as all contact lenses do, gently shaping the cornea so that it focuses distant objects better. Unlike regular contacts, the effects of ortho-k can last up to a day or so after removing them. They are worn at night while sleeping and taken off during the day. As with all contact lenses, crt lenses can cause glare at night, so be careful driving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Night glare: Glare around street lights (like in a fog) and there is no clouded glassses, windshield etc could mean your difficulty is cataract. Occassionally, it can be caused by poorly fitted glasses, elevated eye pressure, dry eyes, fluctuations of blood sugar levels. So, more to think on than just cataracts, right? See your eye care provider so you know for sure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Driving: Not really. Some people will notice that their eyes will dry during prolonged driving. If so, use some artificial tears such as theratears for temporary relief. Take a break every hour or two and walk around at a rest stop if your eyes feel tired. Do not point the air vents toward your eyes, since they will dry out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Don't overuse: Excessive staring at a computer screen will result in severe fatigue and blurring of vision. Shorten exposure times, use melanin filtered reading lenses, avoid over-bright screens should help. Keeping eyes rested and moisturized is helpful in reducing symptoms of severe eyestrain. ...Read more
I have trouble seeing while driving at night and when it rains. I have an astigmatism in both eyes. What can I do to help with my poor vision driving?
Wear eyeglasses: I assume that you have visited an ophthalmologist to get a proper prescription for eyeglasses. This should be all you need to see well at night. Your examination will determine if there is another problem causing your night vision problems. ...Read more
I have an astigmatism in my right eye , the eye doctor said only need to wear my glasses at night when I'm driving Can I get lazy eye or blind worried?
Whether to wear glasses all the time or just for driving, when having a astigmatism. Which is better?
Wear glasses: If you want to see better. You will not help or hurt your eyes if you wear them or not wear them. ...Read more
Yes.: Astigmatism has to do with an individual seeing at night or day if the individual has astigmatism. The astigmatism must be corrected with the use of either spectacles or toric soft contact lenses or rigid gas permeable contacts in order to obtain one's best corrected vision. Astigmatism results when the eye, rather than being spherical, is more shaped like a football with two different curvatures. ...Read more
Yes: At night, the pupil dilates to let in more light. Astigmatism is a distortion in the cornea that causes different focal lengths for light passing through different parts of the cornea into the lens. With a small aperture (constricted pupil), the differences do not cause noticeable blurring. At night, when the aperture is larger, the eye has less depth of field, so the imprecise focus. ...Read more
Why can't i see at night with my contact lens? I have astigmatism and I've tried changing the lens
Air optix lenses: These lenses can be used for day or night vision. But i would not recommend anyone to sleep with any kind of lenses on chronic basis because of the potential risks of corneal infection. I advise to either use daily lenses and remove prior to sleeping or take out and clean well before leaving them overrnight in a solution prescribed by the lens manufacturer. ...Read more
.I'm being corrected for farsighted and astigmatism. I see better without them night is even worse?
Im farsighted with a mild astigmatism (90) do I have to have my astigmatism collect when wearing contacts? I see clear without them night is awful
Lately my eyes get horribly blurry at night (not in the dark). and its hard to keep them focused on anything Had eye exam: only astigmatism was found?
Saw a bit of a bright light at night in right eye . doesn't happen frequently . I don't get much sleep . Happened one other occasion near right eye. (Have pinched nerve & astigmatism in right eye) ?
At night saw a bit of light near right eye (astigmatism in that one) I don't get much sleep due to my anxiety + pinched nerve in neck . plus back is tense . What is this?
I have astigmatism & light sensitivity. I bought new glasses. Still have severe night time glare. Doc says eyes will adjust. Its been a month. Do I have to live with the glare? Visit another doctor?
Glare: Glare can be due to many things besides astigmatism-- you may have a cataract, you may have other eye problems--- some people will use slightly tinted glasses for night driving-- others will use special mirrors that dim down with oncoming headlights from behind-- it is ok to get another opinion from another doc, but first, make sure the glasses were made correctly... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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