Driving at night is more dangerous, and with the days getting shorter in winter, people with night vision problems are at risk of accidents compared to the daytime. Struggling to see at night is fairly common, but a lot of people don’t seek out solutions, which can be dangerous, especially while driving. Some have considerable difficulty seeing at night or in dim lighting. This is called night blindness or nyctalopia.
It’s not surprising that people can’t see as well in the dark however, some experience noticeable vision loss at night or in dim lighting. Night blindness isn’t a disease itself, but a symptom from other vision problems. Some eye conditions that can cause night blindness include myopia (nearsightedness), cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes and even vitamin A deficiency.
Night vision and day vision are different. When it’s dark, your eyes are basically colorblind. The eye can only see a fraction of what you can normally see in daylight, making it harder to see stationary objects. However, if you’re experiencing the following symptoms or concerned with any part of your visual acuity at night, consult your eye doctor for the best possible treatment. You can learn more about night blindness here.
For glasses wearers, clean lenses are imperative for clear vision. Anti-reflective (AR) lenses increase visual clarity by reducing glare, giving you better vision behind the wheel. AR coatings also protect your glasses from scratches and smudges, which helps you see clearly but also means you’ll be replacing our lenses less frequently, saving you money. We offer a variety of AR lenses to help you see clearly, no matter what life throws at you.
Never be in the dark when it comes to your vision health. An annual comprehensive eye exam is the best way to prevent and catch eye issues early. Schedule an eye exam today.