Many people have trouble with Christmas lights looking like they have a halo around them or are star bursts. Our patients often notice similar issues with headlights at night. We see this all the time and it is typically due to uncorrected near- sightedness, far-sightedness, or astigmatism. Updating your glasses prescription can help as does a high quality anti-reflective treatment for your lenses. There is also something called higher order aberrations, which requires special equipment to diagnose (we have such equipment available at Rinkov Eyecare Center!).
Near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism are lower order aberrations. Lower order aberrations are all that are corrected in typical glasses. Your eye doctor and his/her technicians can also perform tests to determine whether or not you have high order aberrations. If so, there are premium lenses available that do a wonderful job of correcting higher order aberrations (these lenses are especially great for eliminating glare at night).
Want to learn more about high order aberrations? Give your eye doctor a call (or call any of our offices!)
From the Optometrists, Opticians and Staff of Rinkov Eyecare Center. Providing quality comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, sunglasses and medical treatment of eye disease. Serving Columbus, Ohio for over 30 years. Downtown Columbus, West Columbus, Dublin, Westerville and Reynoldsburg.
Downtown – 614-224-2414 West – 614-878-7771
East – 614-861-7771 Westerville – 614-890-3577
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*this advice is general in nature and does not constitute an exam. For specific advice, see your eye doctor.