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Vol. 5, No. 10 | October 2013




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Help Eyes Adapt to Night Driving
Stay Safe on The Road

US MED Gives Back There are a number of conditions that can affect your vision. They are especially noticeable when it comes to night driving.

Cataracts affect the lens at the front of the eye. They can create glare, fuzziness and a halo effect around lights.

Diabetes can cause problems because higher blood sugar can affect the liquid in the middle of the eye. And it's possible that your prescription for eyeglasses should be changed.

After ruling these conditions out, one possible cause involves being in bright light for 2 to 3 hours before night driving. It can slow how quickly your eyes adapt to lower light. If you must be in bright light, try wearing sunglasses during part of that time.

The easiest suggestion: Allow 20 minutes for your eyes to adapt to lower light before hitting the road. Writing in Prevention, Dr. Sanjay Gupta also recommends taking a multivitamin that covers your vitamin A and C and beta-carotene needs, as well as omega-3 capsules.



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