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
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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
Yes, as we age, our pupils get smaller, and don’t dilate as much in dark conditions. The result is that less light enters the eye, making it harder to see.
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.
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.