One of the most essential aspects of being a safe driver is being aware of what’s happening on the road. If you can’t see clearly, you can’t drive safely.
Decreased visibility due to glare, rain, night driving and poor eyesight are all common factors that can affect a driver’s performance. If you’ve ever squinted at a sign while driving, you know how important clear vision can be.
If you don’t feel 100% comfortable on the road because of your eyesight, don’t risk it; schedule an annual eye exam and get lenses that will help you see clearly behind the wheel.
Getting regular eye exams is an important part of being a safe driver. Whether you’re already a glasses-wearer or you’ve never had corrective lenses before, sometimes you can’t tell how much your vision has weakened over the years. A regular eye exam helps you and your doctor monitor your changes in vision and health as you age, and it can help you identify solutions to keep your eyes healthy and your vision clear. Your doctor will be able to catch eye conditions early and make sure your vision is always in tip-top shape.
Signs of Night Blindness
Night blindness, or difficulty seeing while driving at night, is a problem for a lot of drivers. The signs of night driving issues include not being able to read road signs, inability to judge distance and speed, difficulty reading dashboard instruments, loss of side vision and difficulty adapting to the glare from other headlights. You may also see star bursts and halos around lights. With an eye exam and the appropriate pair of new glasses, your doctor will be able to address your issues and make night driving easier and safer for you.
Single Vision Lenses
The simplest solution is a good pair of single vision lenses. These are expertly tailored to your prescription, providing clear vision at every angle. They’re the most common type of prescription lens.
Do you need glasses for distance and for reading? Progressive lenses are like bifocals without the line – they allow you to see everything you need without sporting a bifocal line or going back and forth between two different pairs of glasses. By adjusting your head, you can see three ranges of distance.
Polarized Sun Lenses
Forget about squinting behind the wheel on a sunny day of driving. Polarized sunglass lenses enhance clarity by reducing glare from surfaces like water, snow and the road. You’ll get better clarity, plus UV protection. Even if you don’t need prescription glasses, Polarized sunglasses are a good investment to protect your eyes and keep you alert on the road.
Do you have trouble driving at night? Anti-reflective lenses help reduce the effect of glare from nighttime driving, smudges, water, dust and dirt. They sharpen your vision and help you see better on the road at night.
Blue IQ™ Clear Lenses
Blue IQ™ Clear Lenses are designed to reduce exposure to blue light from the sun and from your digital devices. These lenses filter at least 20% of blue light, which may help improve visual comfort.
Are you always forgetting to keep a pair of sunglasses in your car for especially sunny days? Try Transition lenses. These lenses quickly darken when exposed to outdoor sunlight and fade back into clear indoors, so you don’t have to change glasses.
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Have you ever had difficulty seeing while you were driving? Do you feel comfortable driving at night? Let us know in the comments below.
3 Thoughts on “See Clearly, Drive Safely”
I wish drivers who have a handicap placard would hang it from their rear view mirror only when they’re parked. I would think that driving around with the placard on the mirror impedes their view of the road.
I also hate the new headlights that succeed in lighting up THEIR roadway but also blind anyone coming towards them, which is so dangerous and self-centered. The ubiquitous and unnecessary prevalence of SUV’s also is a problem in that their headlights are higher and often glare right into a normal height sedan driver’s eyes. On top of that, add the blue tinted lights that mimic police blue lights and it is a welter of confusion and night-blindness.
Night driving has really become stressful for me. I started having trouble seeing clearly at night when the city switched the lighting on streets lights to LED lighting. Then, it got worst by being blinded by oncoming vehicles that have high output LED headlights. And now, along with those factors, and my increased age (I’ll be 48 in a couple of months) I really cannot see clearly at night anymore and have missed direction signs and gotten lost at night (which have never happened before) and am really nervous about driving at night.