Whether your doctor agrees or not, the collective experience of all those with larger pupils who have posted to our bulletin board attests to the fact that if one's pupils dilate beyond the effective OZ, there WILL STILL BE HOAs, and there WILL STILL BE glare, haloes, starbursts and ghosting that cause seriously aberrated night vision, and in some cases, daytime vision as well.
well yeah if you're indoors and not under a spotlight i guess that's also "night vision." if we still lived in the stone age and were outside hunting and gathering all day then maybe it could be called "night vision." maybe if someone invents time travel they can send me back to the stone age and then i will truely have "night vision." that would be barbaric, much like my lasik experience thus far.
my pupils have to be TINY(<= 3mm) right now for my vision to be acceptable(though there are still minor aberrations even then). it's not just a matter of them being within the OZ(which is 6 or 6.5 mm) and as they get bigger the abberations get worse(glare/haloes get larger) but are no different when they go outside of the OZ- just bigger.
it seems like if getting bigger than the OZ were a problem, the abberations would become radically different when passing the zone, but they do not- they just continue to get bigger.
in response to the above quote i'm thinking yes perhaps there will still be some interference if my pupils dilate beyond the OZ after(if i get it done) the wavefront "enhancement," but it will be much less and more manageable with drops etc. i'm hoping this to be the worst case scenario. i know it could be much worse.
after reading a post i think i may have "daybursts" off of cars, etc. but did not even notice them until after reading the post(i think by Broken Eyes) and they don't bother me at all.
i guess your reply brings me to the question of enlarging the optical zone. i was told by one surgeon that he had no experience with it and that it would increase the chance of complications. is this possible, though? doctors?
as far as RGP contacts are concerned i really doubt i could wear them just because i have very sensitive eyes. i tried them briefly 4 years ago and they were agonizing. the people i saw had no experience with post-RS people,though.
i had strabismus correction surgery as a child and my eyes are always naturally red i think because of that. it makes people think i do drugs, which i don't. i probably could not even wear soft contacts like i couldn't 10 years ago. i strongly doubt it was a matter of oxygen permeability. i could always try special RGPS, i guess. aren't they really expensive?
also, my doc said he didn't think any contacts would help me. not that i necessarily believe him but there's another thing.
by the way, artistwoman, out of curiosity how come you were given such a small OZ?