Sometimes even the best drivers need a little help at night, and there is certainly an added danger that comes with driving at night. According to the Department of Transportation, only 15% of vehicle miles are recorded between 7 am to 7 pm, but nearly a third of accidents occur during this time. In order to protect both your health and your eye care, it is important to follow these tips for driving at night.
Optimal Eye Care Includes Driving Safety
Take a few precautions—As soon as sun begins to set, you should turn on your headlights as a precaution to help other drivers see you. If there is a glare or extra cloud cover, your headlights can help other drivers to see you and, hopefully, avoid you if something were to go wrong.
Do not use electronic devices—The blue light is bad for your eye care anyway, and you should never use your cell phone while driving. At night, there is added danger to using an electronic device, as your eyes may have a harder time adjusting from the bright light of a screen to the darkness outside.
Wash your car regularly—A car wash can help you to see out your windows, windshield, and mirrors. Since visibility is key to driving, you will want to make sure that your car is clean enough to see out of easily.
Schedule regular eye exams—Make sure that you can read every street sign even at night by making sure that your prescription is up to date. Our optometrists at Valley Eyecare Center can help you to make sure that your eyes are in proper health to drive at night.
Maintain proper eye care by taking precautions when you drive at night. To learn more about our eye care tips, or to schedule an eye exam with an optometrist at Valley Eyecare Center, call (602) 955-2700, or visit our website.