Astigmatism is a common vision condition that affects how light enters your eye. Before laser eye surgery, astigmatism sufferers may notice that the condition impacts how you see car headlights and street lamps when driving at night. That’s because your pupil dilates and allows more light in. That can make you feel distortions of light going through the cornea and lens significantly more challenging.
So, what does driving at night with astigmatism look like?
Symptoms of astigmatism include increased halos or streaks around the lights, which can be difficult and will likely force you to squint in order to better focus. Because astigmatism affects their vision at night (unless they wear contacts or wear glasses to correct it) some people refer to this as “night blindness”.
Thankfully, following laser eye surgery, there’s no reason you won’t be able to drive at night.
Post-surgery, you may notice an improvement in your vision when driving at night.
To learn more about laser eye surgery for astigmatism, please book online for a free virtual vision assessment on our website today.