During the night, various things can make you uncomfortable while driving, such as glare from headlights. Individuals who are suffering from cataracts and glaucomas are more sensitive to glare. Those with uncorrected refractive vision errors may experience worse symptoms due to the pupils’ tendency to increase in size at night and scattered light rays.
Here are optometrist tips to help you drive safely during the night.
Ways to See Clearly During the Night
Make Sure Your Glasses Are Clean
Don’t just use any cloth to clean your glasses to avoid scratching the glasses. Cleaning your glasses with a microfiber cloth will help you see clearer.
Clean Your Windshield and Headlights Regularly
Dirt and dust can make your windshield hard to see and can dim your headlights. Check these components regularly and make sure they are clean. Also, replace your windshield wipers routinely.
See Your Eye Doctor Regularly
Regularly visiting your optometrist for an eye exam can help in the early detection and treatment of different vision-threatening eye conditions. It also ensures you have the correct eyeglass prescription.
Consider Getting an Anti-Reflective Coating for Your Glasses
Anti-reflective coating on your glasses will help you see better at night. It helps reduce glare from lights, especially at night.
More Safety Tips
You don’t have as much time to react to what’s crossing your path when driving at night. It would help to use headlights and head beams. However, how far you can see at night is comparably reduced. Never drive when you’ve had alcohol and go slower at night. Make sure you’ve had enough sleep and rest when driving and take extra caution during evening rush hour traffic.
For your eye care needs, you can depend on Eyes on Norbeck. We offer eye exams, eyeglasses, contact lenses, and more. Give us a call at (301) 238-7199 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve clients in Potomac, MD, and nearby communities.