As we get older, driving at night can become more of a challenge, especially if you have an existing vision condition. You may experience double or blurry vision, have increased sensitivity to headlight glare, or even begin developing night blindness. Here are a few tips about how glasses and lenses could help improve your vision for driving at night.
High-Tech Progressive Lenses Could Help
Progressive lenses have improved over the years. If you wear progressives, speak to your eye doctor about upgrading to newer, high-tech lenses. These lenses offer a wider corridor in the center that can significantly help with driving at night.
See Better on the Road with Special Night Driving Glasses
Do not waste your money or time with non-prescription glasses that claim to make it easier to see while driving. Ask your eye professional to give you a prescription for special night driving glasses. Prescription glasses with anti-reflective coatings can help reduce glare from oncoming headlights. Another option is glasses with lenses that feature wavefront diagnostic technology that can reduce glare, halos, and star bursts.
Have Cataract Surgery
If you have cataracts, ask your eye doctor if you are a candidate for surgery. It may be possible for your eye surgeon to replace your damaged lenses with aspheric intraocular lenses. These special replacement lenses are designed to provide crisper vision with improved contrast sensitivity, which makes them preferable over traditional replacement lenses for driving at night.
If you are having difficulty seeing while driving at night, do not put off speaking to your eye doctor any longer. Improving your night vision could save your life and that of others on the road. Contact Valley Eyecare Center at (602) 955-2700 to schedule an appointment with one of our vision professionals.