Posted by: Aker Kasten Eye Center in Eye Health on May 15, 2019
If you’re above a certain age, you start to understand that our bodies don’t last forever. From creaky knees to sore shoulders to vision issues, our bodies certainly let us know when we’re getting older.
If you wear glasses or contacts, you may remember that the need for them came when you were old enough to read the board at school. It’s rare for people to need glasses immediately, when they’re babies, for example.
Though everyone is different, obviously, there are larger trends that can inform us of what to expect as we hit certain times in our life, too. When we start to climb into our fifties and sixties, we accept that we need glasses to read dinner menus, especially when the restaurant is darker. This is also when we may start to become more cautious when we drive at night.
Night Driving and Age
Getting older, we develop greater issues seeing at night. Our pupils don’t expand as wide when we’re advancing in age, which translates to the fact that we need more light to see as good as we used to.
Some experts suggest yellow-tinted glasses with an anti-glare coating to help you see better while driving in the dark. While we agree with the anti-glare upgrade, whether the yellow tint is necessary is still up for debate. The idea behind a yellow tint is that it will help you see things in greater contrast in the dark, but it depends on your personal preference.
Getting glasses with an anti-glare coating is highly recommended if you wear your glasses regularly. The anti-glare coating can be added to your lenses the next time you get new ones, and these can help you see better by minimizing the light effects from street lights and headlights.
Overall, if you want to take care of yourself, it’s important to make sure your prescription is accurate and you’re aware of everything on the road. Practice defensive driving to give yourself plenty of room to avoid trouble if it happens. If you want to learn more about eye health and your safety, call us today at (561) 338-7722 to schedule a consultation.