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Halloween Night Driving Tips from Your LASIK Surgeon

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Dr. Daniel Sambursky, who provides LASIK surgery to patients in Binghamton, Corning and Ithaca, realizes that parents this weekend are gearing up to help their little witches, princesses and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles haul away as much Halloween candy as they can carry.Dr. Daniel Sambursky, who provides LASIK surgery to patients in Binghamton, Corning and Ithaca, realizes that parents this weekend are gearing up to help their little witches, princesses and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles haul away as much Halloween candy as they can carry.

But people who have undergone LASIK vision correction have some special considerations when it comes to night vision.

Although LASIK enjoys an incredibly high success rate, with the vast majority of patients achieving 20/20 uncorrected vision after the procedure, one possible complication experienced by as many as a third of LASIK patients is that they see halos at night or may be slower to focus.

Here are three things you can do to be extra safe when driving after dark on Halloween or any other night.

LASIK Night Driving Tip No. 1: Take your time. Drivers already struggle with extra shadows and blind spots at night. If you’ve had LASIK, consider driving at a speed after dark that allows for plenty of defensive response time.

LASIK Night Driving Tip No. 2: Hydrate your eyes often. Since dry eyes can be a common side effect after LASIK, and also can impact the strength of your night vision, remember to keep eye drops handy.

LASIK Night Driving Tip No. 3: Take breaks. Making frequent pit stops will allow your eyes to rest and undercut the impact of fatigue on your vision.

When you have questions about LASIK surgery and its side effects, Dr. Sambursky can help. Contact his Binghamton office today to schedule your LASIK consultation at 877-333-0700. Our Binghamton LASIK surgeon also serves patients from Ithaca and Corning.


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