Posted by: Manhattan LASIK Center

Do you want to know if LASIK can help you see better at night? Do you hope your laser vision correction improves your night vision giving you the ability to drive at night once again? We give you the top do’s and dont’s following LASIK below.

Things to do to improve night vision

  • Use fog lights
  • Wear high-quality sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection
  • Look side to side and far and near often to minimize eye strain
  • Use high beams when it is safe
  • Aim headlights for proper sightlines – you want to see at least four seconds in front of you no matter the speed you travel

Things to avoid to protect your eyes and make seeing at night better

Do not look at the headlights of oncoming cars. Do not wear glasses that do not have prescription lenses. Avoid smearing your windshield or side windows with your hands. A spare cleaning cloth, newspaper, or a bag of coffee filters can help with excess condensation.

More tips for night driving after LASIK

Your LASIK provider can give you more information about night driving with LASIK or ReLEx SMILE. Both procedures have an excellent chance of giving you 20/20 vision or better. With the ZEISS SMILE treatment, many patients get more peripheral vision and additional lines of sight on the eye chart. Halos, glare, and double vision are less common with SMILE, while both procedures can provide clearer night vision after healing.

Having LASIK or the ReLEx SMILE procedure can help you get 20/20 vision and achieve the clarity you want for night driving no matter what the conditions or your age.  For more answers, please call Manhattan LASIK Center at 212-759-9617. We can help you discover better vision and the best way to see clearly at night.


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