A driver’s eyesight is critical in preventing car crashes, because nearly all the sensory input you need to drive a car comes from visual cues. If your eyesight is diminished, so is your ability to drive safely. This is especially important to older drivers, but this can affect all drivers. In fact, a 40-year-old with the same … Read More
Tag Archives: Health
You are one of many drivers who have trouble seeing at night. Simply avoiding nighttime driving can keep you safe and mobile, and these tips also can help. Your doctor cannot take your driver’s license – or your car keys, for that matter. Only state licensing authorities have the legal right to do so. Think … Read More
Be sure to stay focused on what’s most important – safety. Often, identifying any weaknesses in your driving skills and abilities can lead to simple actions you can take to improve, so you can return to confident, safe driving. Consider getting a comprehensive driving assessment by an occupational therapist or other driving specialist.
If you have a cataract and no other serious medical problems, you may be able to drive safely for many years. However, over time the cataract may worsen and cloud more of the lens of your eye. You may need to plan car trips to avoid times when vision may be most affected; for example, … Read More
Research has shown that a complete loss of hearing can lead to poorer driving performance. However, researchers have not yet been able to prove that hearing loss contributes to more traffic crashes or related injuries. It’s better to be safe than sorry, though, so speak with your doctor if you think you have symptoms of … Read More