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Trusted LASIK Surgeons™ Discussion on Night Vision Problems

Millions of Americans have trouble seeing at night. It can be caused by vision problems, such as nearsightedness, or more serious issues such as cataracts. If you don't feel safe driving at night because of your vision, it's time to contact your vision specialist. If you are suffering from night vision problems, finding a highly qualified LASIK or Cataract surgeons can help you go Many people throughout the United States suffering from night vision problems find themselves being unable to leave the house after dark. If the is you, then getting the right treatment, which may involve vision correction surgery, can help you take back control of your life and help you return to a more independent lifestyle, where you can drive yourself anywhere you want to go whenever you want to.

Inability to See in the Dark

The halos, blurred vision and inability to see in the dark that makes up night vision problems can be caused by a wide variety of problems. The inability to see at night isn't always caused by a serious condition, but it should always be a cause for concern. Instead of simply adapting and adjusting, contact an experienced eye doctor to get to the root of the problem.

Causes of Night Vision Problems

Cataracts are almost inevitable as you age, and they can be a major cause of night vision problems. As the cells in your eye age and die, they slowly collect on your lens, causing it to blur and create night blindness. Cataracts distort the light that comes into your eye, which can cause halos around lights. Finally, blurred vision is a common symptom of advanced cataracts, affecting your vision during the day and/or at night.

Retinitis Pigmentosa is a genetic disorder that affects people, generally those under 30. One of the first symptoms is problems seeing at night. In some cases, people lose their vision completely.

Diabetes makes you more likely to have night vision problems, especially if your blood sugar isn't well under control. For more on diabetes eye disease please see "Facts About Diabetes Eye Disease" at the National Insititute of Health. High blood sugar damages the blood vessels in your eyes, causing a condition called diabetic retinopathy. Some more common symptoms of this are halos and glare, which can be worse at night.

Nutritional problems cause a surprising number of cases of night vision problems. Lack of Vitamin A can damage your retina, where images are focused. A lack of zinc can compound this problem, as it causes Vitamin A not to be absorbed. The result is often night blindness.

Significant complications after LASIK surgery are not very common, but some people experience night vision problems afterward. It can cause glare and halos around objects, both of which make it especially difficult to drive at night.

Act Today and Choose a Surgeon Featured at Trusted LASIK Surgeons™ Which Confidence

The primary goal of everyone on our team is to assist you in getting the best vision possible. All of the surgeons featured at Trusted Lasik Surgeons offer laser vision correction surgery, such as LASIK and PRK and most also perform cataract surgery which is often a cause of night vision problems. Many also offer Kamra Inlay Surgery to treat Presbyopia (which can eliminate the need for reading glasses), as well as other vision correction options that can help mitigate if not eliminate your night vision problems.

Don’t delay and act today! 

Find a highly qualified LASIK surgeon or cataract surgeon by visiting our Trusted LASIK Surgeons™ Directory and our Trusted Cataract Surgeons™ Directory

If we do not feature a vision correction specialist in your local area, please contact us through our Contact Form and we’ll do our best to locate a qualified surgeon near you.

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