For anyone with imperfect vision, nighttime driving can be a challenging experience – statistically, these are the most dangerous driving hours and the period when most crashes occur.
Our vision is just not as good when we are driving in the dark. The reason is simply that we experience greatly reduced depth of field (the depth to which we can see) and peripheral vision (that which allows us to see what is happening all round us on the road) – a bad combination which can cause our eyes to become dazzled, dilated, temporarily blind or blurred.
The thing with night time myopia is this – it does not only affect those who are short-sighted (myopic) in their everyday lives; even younger people with what we would term “perfect vision”, can become temporarily myopic, manifesting itself in the form of glare and halo-like affects, the result of bright light set against a dark sky.
A “Halo” is a visual effect which short-sighted people will experience when driving at night; you know that feeling: when you’re driving along and suddenly an on-coming car comes around the corner, forgetting to dim their full head beams? Suddenly you are left completely blind, dazed, terrified, and confused for what is a probably a mere split second, but at the time, feels more like an eternity!
“Glare”, meanwhile, is a term which we use to refer to ultra-bright light which can be very uncomfortable and disorientating, particularly when trying to maintain control of a vehicle. Light which results in glare can cause us to squint, making our eyes teary and blurry and usually forcing us to look away. This is a natural instinct and a way of our eyes protecting themselves against damaging light, but it is also a highly dangerous reflex that causes us to take our eyes off the road for just that split second.
Here at Optilase, we offer a very sophisticated solution to resolving these night-time vision woes when driving in low light: with our Advanced Custom Vue Wavefront Technology, you need never fear driving at night-time again!
Advanced Custom Vue Wavefront Technology uses the most sophisticated technology to provide a tailored and bespoke treatment, correcting your unique vision according to the exact imperfections of your eyes. This is no one-size-fits-all solution here folk - this technology essentially recognises that each individual’s eyes are completely unique, just in the same way as no two finger prints are ever identical. Thus, each Wavefront Technology treatment is 100% customised to meet your precise vision requirements.
Wavefront Technology uses an incredible, technologically advanced scanner called the WaveScan. This generates a precise, fully accurate map of how light passes through the eye. The measurements obtained in this way are 25 times more accurate than measurements obtained during an ordinary regular eye test, showing all of the very precise, natural and unique imperfections that exist in your eyes only. It is this technology which enables Wavefront Technology to correct vision to an even better level than is possible with glasses or contact lenses.
To find out more about Laser Eye Surgery with Advanced Custom Vue Wavefront Technology, please contact Optilase today on +353 1 223 8821. See the difference with Optilase!
Great experience and great after care. Had 2020 vision within 24 hours with very minimal pain.
Amazing experience , amazing staff, amazing eye sight . I had lens replacement 3 months ago and would highly recommend.
I got my laser eye surgery done on April 20th and couldn’t be happier. I had one hard day of recovery, followed by dry eyes for a small while. Sleeping with the protective goggles is the hardest part, but you’re helped throughout the process by experts. I couldn’t recommend this enough and Optilase were a dream to deal with. Even if you can’t afford the treatment now, you can always talk about a payment plan and get the vision you’ve always wanted.
I could not rate high enough, consultation was extremely informative and the staff were amazing, very friendly and answered all my questions with ease.
I had a wonderful experience in Optilase in Ely Place, the staff were so kind and helpful and made me feel really comfortable. Would absolutely recommend
Couldn't rate Optilase high enough. I had Lens Replacement Surgery. My experience from the first phone call to the procedure itself and the aftercare was fantastic. All of the staff from the call centre to the staff in Carrickmines and the theatre were so helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend .
I had my PRK done on both eyes , and im happy with the result. The post operation pain was extreme but it settled down after 4 days. Now i feel great after 2 weeks post operation no complications what so ever , other than blurry vision now and then, but its improving every day
Got LASIK in Ely Place only yesterday and officially had 20/20 vision just 24 hours later! Cannot recommend Optilase enough from my initial consultation with Aisling in Athlone to my trips to Carrickmines and Ely Place. The staff really look after you from the moment you walk in the door and make you feel so at ease from start to finish - 10 out of 10 experience!
I highly recommend this place, reliable information and care, full professionalism.
LASIK was so easy and pain free. It’s one week post surgery and my eye sight is wonderful. I couldn’t recommend enough.
I no longer need glasses,absolutely life changing.Great aftercare,lovely staff.
I have been wearing glasses for over 20 years. I always hated wearing contact lenses and I got to a time in my life that I needed a change. A friend recommended optilase, I went for the free consultation and the person that did all the exams was really nice and I felt safe and confident enough to go ahead, I was recommended the PRK. I Put on a piece of paper how much I spent and would still spend on glasses for the next 10 years, and the surgery was for sure cheaper than that. My prescription was very high, both eyes, myopia and astigmatism Optilase provided all the information I needed, in clear manner. And they always made clear that there was nothing wrong with my eyes, it was my own choice to go for the surgery. The day of the surgery I was a bit nervous, who wouldn't? But then, from the reception to the surgeon, they were all so nice and welcoming. Hernandez performed the procedure, lovely surgeon, again all information was provided the way it should. I was instructed in what I should and should not do. The actual procedure took less than 15min, I felt nothing, no discomfort or anything. The whole process is very well done by the team, if I remember well around 3 people supporting the surgery plus one other girl providing pos surgery instructions. Right after the procedure I could already see much better than before without glasses! I couldn't believe it, I cried, thanked everyone and left the clinic knowing that I made the best choice. The recovery for PRK is a bit longer, I stayed for 2 full days no phones, or any screens. In the dark. If you have a little one, I would recommend to have someone minding them, as you are very limited in what you can do for the day of and day after surgery. It is hard to open the eyes, the second day after surgery was the toughest, I thought all went wrong as the vision got worst, but again I was advised it could happen. Note that this was my experience and could be different for other people. The 3rd day I felt nothing and could see much better already. Light sensitivity was very high, and still, 6 days after surgery, but nothing that a sun glasses would not help. My vision still blurred, but I need no glasses to see, my eyes feel dry sometimes, but the eye drops provided helps with it and and am very happy with the results already, even knowing it takes a bit longer to fully recover the vision. I'm back to work (screen at 200% to make sure I dont force my eyes too much) and I have had no headaches or anything, which I would have all the time looking at screens for most of my day. I cannot recommend Optilase enough, they are amazing! If you want to do something for your self and want a place you can trust, go for it, choose Optilase. Thanks to the whole team for one of the best things I did for my self!