Lurking in alt.lasik-eyes I read the term "over-minused". The reason\nfor it is over my head but sounds like what was done with my contacts.\nOne eye sees well for distance but not for reading. The other eye\nsees well for reading but not for distance. My reason for RGP\ncontacts is a poor LASIK outcome. I can't see well enough to drive\nafter dark unless I'm wearing the contacts. The problem is large\nstarbursts emanating from every headlight, reflecting off chrome or\neven off water in the street. The over-minus contact controls the\nstarbursts better than the "under-minused" lens. Since I have two\npairs of contacts I wear the over-minused in each eye. That makes\ndriving easier but means I need reading glasses to follow a map.\n\nI've been told the reason is the lasered area is smaller than the\nnighttime pupil. If that is so, why would contacts help? The pupil\nis the same regardless of which contacts I wear. The contacts are\n11.5mm diameter.