Yes, an older person’s vision may test well in the eye doctor’s office but be effectively reduced on the road at night, where lighting is poor and more complex visual tasks are required. Ability to resist glare and see reflective road signs and markings also decreases with age.
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If the driver of an oncoming vehicle fails to dim the lights, look down temporarily toward the right side of the road to avoid being blinded.
No. While wearing sunglasses at night will decrease glare from oncoming headlights, they also will further reduce your ability to detect objects in the dark.
For some people, yellow lenses may be able to enhance night vision. AAA recommends that you follow the recommendations of your ophthalmologist, who is most familiar with your unique vision needs and condition.