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Do night driving glasses work?

The need for groceries and taking kids to activities and events doesn’t stop during dark winter nights. Combine rain with oncoming headlights (especially the LED kind), and you get dangerous driving conditions.

You may have seen cheap, yellow-tinted glasses advertised online and on TV as a fix for night driving, but they aren’t all they’re made out to be. They were originally made for hunters to see better during the day. Wearing tinted or polarized glasses at night actually makes it harder for light to enter the eyes, making wearing them at night worse for your overall vision.

So what’s a mom to do? First, make sure you have a yearly comprehensive vision screen-

ing, even if you don’t wear contacts or glasses. There are numerous eye health screen-

ings at yearly check ups you need as preventive care, not just for corrective vision.

If you do wear glasses, make sure your lenses are clean. Ask your eye care professional about anti-reflective coating for your glasses that can reduce glare and eye strain. If you wear contact lenses or have post-laser eye dryness, managing dry eyes is key for optimal vision. Keep your eyes moisturized with an appropriate solution.

When it comes to your eye care, skip anything that seems too-good-to-be-true. Vision is always best left in the care of professionals.

Source: American Academy of Ophthalmology


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