Whether you’re driving home from work or you’re driving on a road trip, night driving can often be scary for individuals— especially if you have a hard time seeing. Difficulty seeing at night can make lights have an extra glare, and it can also make seeing the lines in the road impossible to see. If you have noticed that you are having a hard time seeing, you may be wondering what is causing it and how it can be treated. Read on to learn more.
What Causes It?
Our eyes react to light with two different types of cells called rods and cones. Rod cells are the ones that work the best in low light— the light you see when driving at night. However, compared to cone cells, we have fewer rod cells which mean that if they get damaged, it takes longer for them to repair themselves— leaving you with a lower ability to see things in the low light. Additionally, as you age, your lenses can become stiffer and cloudier which can also contribute to your inability to see in low light.
How Can It Be Treated?
The best way for Dr. David Aizuss to treat your night driving is by coming into our office and getting an eye exam. In most cases, we will be able to treat your inability to see at night by making slight adjustments to your prescription glasses or contacts. Before you can come into our office to get the proper examination, consider avoiding driving at night or have someone help you get from one place to another.
Driving with impaired vision is one of the worst things you can do for your safety and the other drivers on the road. However, by getting your eyes checked and getting the right prescription for your glasses, you can ensure that you can be safe while on the road at night. To learn more about night vision, contact David Aizuss today!