Can Laser Vision Correction Improve My Night Vision?

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Get Clearer Nighttime Vision and Peace of Mind at Durrie Vision

If you’ve noticed changes to your vision while driving at night or reading in a dimly lit room, you’re not alone. Noticing differences in your nighttime vision is common for people whose eyesight is continuing to decline as they grow older.

Difficulty with seeing at night is primarily associated with aging eyes, and experiencing these changes can be concerning. Worry is entirely understandable: you want to be safe and alert on the road or when it gets dark at home. If you’re concerned about a loved one who is experiencing these difficulties, you want to ensure that they don’t experience an accident or fall.

Fortunately, there is a solution at Durrie Vision. Laser vision correction is available to address lens aging or cataracts – two of the biggest causes of your symptoms. Two revolutionary procedures, refractive lens exchange and refractive cataract surgery, can improve your vision and make driving and other nighttime activities more comfortable and clear.

Read on to learn more about the benefits of these laser vision correction procedures and how they improve your eyesight, day and night.

Refractive Lens Exchange: Laser Vision Correction to Improve Nighttime Vision

When our patients come to us describing their challenges with vision at night, they typically have these symptoms in common:

  • Difficulty driving at night
  • Inability to read or see clearly in dimly lit rooms
  • Difficulty focusing clearly on objects that are near

If you are experiencing these symptoms, you are likely suffering from presbyopia, which simply means that your eyes are aging. Common in adults in their 40s and 50s, presbyopia can be treated with a signature procedure called refractive lens exchange (RLE).

RLE is a powerful solution for aging eyes. During this procedure, your natural lens is removed and replaced with a small, artificial lens.

The benefits of laser vision correction with RLE for those who qualify for it include:

  1. Improved farsightedness and nearsightedness
  2. Correction of astigmatism
  3. Complete prevention of future cataract surgery

As you decide whether undergoing a procedure is right for you, it’s important to recognize that presbyopia is progressive. Your eyesight will continue to deteriorate if left untreated. However, RLE provides an artificial lens that won’t deteriorate, ensuring that you don’t experience worsening vision as you age..

As a bonus, you will be able to avoid wearing reading glasses or bifocals while you enjoy your evenings – and any time of day – with clearer vision from the experts at Durrie Vision.

Refractive Cataract Surgery

If you’re 60 years of age or older, you also may be noticing specific challenges with your vision when reading or driving at night, much like patients with presbyopia. However, your challenges may be due to cataracts, which cause the clouding of your lens over time.

Common symptoms of cataracts include:

  • Glare or halos around lights.
  • Clouded, blurry, or dim vision.
  • Colors look faded or yellow.
  • Sensitivity to light.

If you’ve noticed these symptoms, Durrie Vision offers refractive cataract surgery to improve your vision. This procedure is typically performed on each eye, one week apart. Our refractive surgeon gently removes your natural lens and replaces it with an artificial one. At the same time, our refractive surgeon designs your lens to provide the specific focusing power you need. To find out what we can do for your eyesight, book a free consultation with our team.

The benefits of refractive cataract surgery include:

  • Improved farsightedness and nearsightedness.
  • Stable, clearer vision.
  • Permanent eradication of cataracts.

    Refractive cataract surgery will relieve you of blurry or clouded vision along with all the other symptoms of cataracts. You’ll enjoy better sight, and – like other laser vision correction procedures – you’ll finally be able to see without glasses and contacts.

    Are There Any Risks to Laser Vision Correction Procedures?

    The complication rate for laser vision correction is minimal, representing just .3% of procedures. However, you should expect some commonly reported side effects in the first days and weeks after your procedure.

    The most common side effects of laser vision correction surgery may include dry eyes, halos, blurry vision, and double vision, but these clear up with time. If any side effects are uncomfortable, Durrie Vision’s exceptional staff of doctors will prescribe medication or additional treatment to ensure your procedure’s success.

    Choose Durrie Vision for Laser Vision Correction’s Many Benefits

    Whether you’re struggling to drive at night, or you feel like you’re missing out on life because of your blurry eyesight, there comes a point where you’ve had enough of your symptoms.

    When you’re ready, know that Durrie Vision has a procedure – like RLE and refractive cataract surgery – that fits your eyes’ specific needs. Soon, you’ll be saying goodbye to expensive glasses or contacts, as well as your worries about seeing safely when it’s dark. Instead, you’ll be reaping the benefits of clearer eyesight, delivered by our state-of-the-art technologies and skilled medical team.

    A more affordable solution is within reach, and because there is little risk to laser vision correction, there’s only a free consultation between you and relief from your vision problems.

    Schedule a free consultation online today or call (913) 491-3330, and we’ll answer all your questions and address your concerns.