Top tips for better vision while driving at night

Top tips for better vision while driving at night 24 May, 2017

As winter arrives, driving at night becomes a more common occurrence.  As a result, so do many of the common symptoms associated with night driving.

 

You know the feeling – tired eyes, haloes around street lights, sudden glare of oncoming traffic and wet, shiny streets.

 

With fatal accidents three times more likely to happen at night1, considering options for better vision when night driving can be very useful.

 

As we age, our pupils naturally become smaller.  As a result, less light is able to enter the eye.  This affects our colour recognition, our concept of how far away things are and reduces our side or peripheral vision.

 

Here are some helpful tips that can help to improve your night vision:

  • Keep your glasses and the windscreen clean. Marks on either surface can create a halo effect around oncoming lights.
  • Dim your dashboard lights
  • Ensure you wear anti-reflective lenses as they allow more light to pass through to your eye, helping you to see more clearly. Standard lenses will reflect light, increase glare and reduce light transmission by almost 10%.

 

For any eye health advice, visit your local EyeQ Optometrist.

 

  1. http://www.forbes.com/2009/01/21/car-accident-times-forbeslife-cx_he_0121driving.html


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