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PanOptix IOL night time driving

I have had cataract surgery on both of my eyes having the PanOptix lenses. I am mostly pleased with the multifocal capabilities. I am aware that people are cautioned about night time driving problems such as halos, starbursts, glare. I definitely have those which make it difficult to drive at night. I believe driving in the rain at night will be virtually impossible. My question is, are there any glasses that help to reduce these night time driving issues while having these lenses?
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I would suggest you have a careful and meticulous glasses test (refraction) and get them for driving at night with either anti-glare or possibly polarzized lens.  Can't guarentee it will help you but others have found it very helpful.  Yellow glasses are not generally helpful.
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Hi Noelpell. I am a patient and received the PanOptix in one eye. The only thing I can add is that I got used to it. My surgery was in July and I still see them but they don't bother me. I really only notice them if I'm paying attention to them. I'm also noticing neuraladaptation, the ghosting around printed letters takes a second or two of staring to fade in and I can mentally push it away, like an optical illusion, so I think the halos etc are in the same boat. I only recently purchased some reading glasses specifically for my astrophotography hobby but I do not wear them for anything else. I think it is important to expose your brain to these unwanted stimuli so it can learn to ignore them.
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Thanks for your comments.  I would still suggest glasses as Noel is clearly not making the adjustment
I just wanted to mention (and should have before, my apologies), I am only post op by 1 1/2 weeks on my left eye. My right eye was done in 1/2020.  Do you believe there could be some improvement overtime with nighttime effects?
Your RE was done almost 2 years ago. Any 'learning (neuroadpation) should have been complete by this time. If it still has the problem will likely continue and increased chance of same problem in the recently operated eye.
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