Millions of Americans have trouble seeing at night.
This can be caused by vision problems, such as nearsightedness, or more serious issues such as cataracts or more rarely, retinal degeneration like retinitis pigmentosa. If you don't feel safe driving at night because of your vision, it's time to contact your vision specialist. A highly experienced vision correction surgeon can help patients go from being unable to leave the house after dark to a more independent lifestyle, driving themselves anywhere they want to go.
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 can become a cause for concern. A competent eye doctor can help you get to the root of the problem.
Cataracts are nearly 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 creating 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, day or 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, over a period of many years, people lose their vision completely and become blind.
Diabetes can make you more likely to have night vision problems, especially if your blood sugar isn't well under control. 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.
Complications after LASIK or PRKsurgery can occur, but some people experience night vision problems after surgery which in the form of glare and/or halos around objects, both of which make it especially difficult to drive at night.
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Most surgeons featured at our site are also performed Cataract Surgery and many perform other refractive procedures, like the Kamra Inlay, which can help with reading the fine print (in books or on labels), lens implant procedures, and corneal transplants.
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