Eye Care Tip of the Week #7
If you need glasses to drive at night, it's fair to say that you should also be wearing them to drive during the day.
Lot's of patients tell us that their vision isn't that bad and that they only need eyeglasses to drive or see at night-time.
It's true; your eyesight will seem to get worse in low light situations because your pupil dilates and you start to manifest the symptoms of your prescription more. The opposite occurs during the day, where the light constricts your pupil and increases your focal range making your vision seem not that bad. But the truth of the matter is your prescription is the same in both situations.
The bottom line is that if you see ok without eyeglasses, but you see perfect with them, you should probably be wearing them to drive.
It's important to be truthful with yourself because driving can have serious consequences when things go wrong. In fact, driving with impaired vision is the same as drinking and driving and carries the same consequences.
Just remember, glasses are cheaper than bumpers.
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