After the LASIK you may come across some side effects that you won`t find very comfortable.
One of them is LASIK halos or LASIK glare. It appears like starbursts which prevent you from seeing objects properly. As a rule, it occurs in the first few days following LASIK surgery.
Often this phenomenon disappears in several weeks and months following your procedure. Vision halos are blinding sensations made by glaring light, which effects on your body and causes discomfort. One of the most prominent factors which affect the patients after the LASIK surgery is the size of pupils. If your pupils are large there is much more chance to get LASIK halo.
Such night problems can vanish very quickly if you don`t have no other more serious reason for it. But there are some very unpleasant features. There are LASIK halos or LASIK glare. Halos appear like bright circles around any source of light, for example such as lighting of oncoming traffic.
Glare can be seen as the light that gets into your eye but doesn’t do anything to improve your vision. On the contrary it makes it worse. Because when the light is very bright glare makes a patient feel very uncomfortable. And can be a rather great problem on bright days, in bright spaces, or when you driving at night you see the intensive flash of light from approaching cars.
The only reasonable advice is to avoid bright light in a daytime and at night, when you are indoors or out of doors. As a rule, the situation with glare and halos will last a few weeks to a few months. The more time passes after the surgery the less obvious the symptoms of LASIK halos and glare.
The development of modern LASIK technology with the help of digital mapping has given to surgeons the opportunity to minimize the number of possible errors on the corneal area. It leads to the reduction of the imperfections that can provoke glare or halos and other night vision problems. But if halos and glare affects you seriously, you should immediately contact your oculist. The LASIK industry does not think of this visual anomaly as an after-surgery complication.
But it is understandable that halos and other visual disorders after LASIK may worsen the quality of your life. So you`d better not to worry but try to analyze the symptoms that you have: their duration, intensity, frequency. And if you understand that the situation isn`t improving, you`d better visit a specialist.