When you are behind the wheel at night, do you find it harder to see the road? Night driving can be difficult for many people because of eye conditions that impact visibility in these conditions. The darkness impairs our vision, causing other visual problems to be amplified.
It is important that you are proactive with your visual health to protect yourself when you are on the road. Here are a few tips that can be used to improve your night vision:
- Wear Corrective Lenses: Schedule an annual exam with your eye doctor to see if you need vision correction lenses. It is important to check your prescription to ensure that you are wearing the lenses that will best support your vision at all times.
- No-Glare Lens Treatment: If you wear eyeglasses, then talk to your doctor about a no-glare lens treatment. A coating is added to your lenses that help to reduce eye strain and eliminate reflections. If the light source from the buildings and the road lights are interfering with your vision, then this treatment can help to improve visibility.
- Clean Your Car: You might not notice the problem, but smudges on the windows can impact your visibility on the road. Wash your car to remove streaks and smudges on the inside and outside of the windows. Also, clean the headlights to ensure that you have bright lights to illuminate the road.
- Adjust Your Mirrors: The proper position of the mirrors will help to minimize blind spots and maximize your vision. You can also adjust mirrors to reduce glare from the headlights of cars around you.
- Turn off Lights in the Car: Make sure that all interior lights are turned off while you are driving.
- Avoid Distractions: Keep your cell phone out of the way so that you don’t have any distractions. If needed, ask other people to turn off their cell phones if the lights are causing a problem while you are driving.
The most important thing that you can do is visit an experienced optometrist to ensure that you have the right lenses to support your eyes. For more information, schedule an exam at one of our convenient locations: our Temecula office at (951) 302-1331 or our Murrieta office at (951) 600-9226.