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Old 02-04-2018, 06:32 AM
 
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Okay thanks, I will see a doctor then. I asked some friends and they said it sounds like I need glasses, but glasses have to do with focus, right? Or do they actually allow more light and exposure, into the eye?
Eyeglasses can also correct other vision defects, such as astigmatism. Mild astigmatism is very common, but uncorrected it can negatively impact night vision. I have extremely high (off the charts) astigmatism so even with eyeglasses I have trouble driving in the dark.
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Old 02-04-2018, 07:19 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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I hate to say this but, if you havent had night vision probelms before now, you shouldnt be having problems at your young age unless you have diabetes or some other medical condition. Please go see an eye doctor.

I'm 71 years old and, although I had lasik 13 years ago, I have perfect vision, night and day. I say this not to brag but to let you know that aging alone shouldnt be a cause for decrease in vision. I dont take any supplements and I dont think any eye problems can be corrected by OTC supplements.

I am 57 and had lasik about 20 years ago..... Do you see "halos" around lights at night?? I always have since then..... I did not before that when I was wearing gas permeable contact lenses.....

I am noticing a decrease in night vision myself over the past 10 years or so.... and when roads are wet, the stripes are impossible to see in the headlight glare..... Of course, here in good ol' Missouri, there are no raised "bumps" in the stripes which would help.....
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Old 02-04-2018, 07:29 AM
 
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I am 57 and had lasik about 20 years ago..... Do you see "halos" around lights at night?? I always have since then..... I did not before that when I was wearing gas permeable contact lenses.....

No, I dont see halos around lights at night, although I have friends who've had lasik and do see those halos. In my group of friends, I'm the only one who elected to have mono-vision (where one eye is corrected for distance vision and the other eye is corrected for close-up vision) so maybe that's why.

All my friends who've had lasik and see halos say, however, that seeing halos is well worth the trade-off for not having to wear glasses/contacts any longer.

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Old 02-04-2018, 07:49 AM
 
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Please go and see an opthamologist and let them know. My son's night vision wasn't real good in his 20's. He went to see a doc because he wanted to get lasik surgery and they sent him to see a specialist that day. He was diagnosed at 27 with a vision problem. Please make an appt and let the doc make suggestions.
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Old 02-04-2018, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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The LED (blue) headlights on newer cars is making me hate driving at night, they are blinding to me. I can see just fine as long as oncoming cars have the older halogen lights.
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Old 02-04-2018, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Basically when I drive at night I find it harder to see than I use to, and I have to drive slower, cause I'm afraid I'm going to something or afraid a car might come out of the dark, that I won't see coming since I feel my sight of distance isn't as good.

I guess I could go do the doctor about it, but I'm worried, is it just matter of something happening when one gets older? I'm in my early 30s now.
Get checked immediately. You're way to young to be having night vision problems. Your eye health is extremely important and this may be a symptom of a SERIOUS health problem.
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Old 02-04-2018, 09:08 AM
 
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You might be suffering from the initial effects of macular degeneration, fortunately modern medicine can improve the situation.A good eye exam will spot this condition.
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Old 02-04-2018, 09:23 AM
 
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It could be cataracts. You can get glasses to compensate some, and anti-reflective glasses will reduce glare.
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Old 02-04-2018, 10:19 AM
 
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Okay thanks, I will see a doctor then. I asked some friends and they said it sounds like I need glasses, but glasses have to do with focus, right? Or do they actually allow more light and exposure, into the eye?
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Old 02-04-2018, 10:19 AM
 
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The LED (blue) headlights on newer cars is making me hate driving at night, they are blinding to me. I can see just fine as long as oncoming cars have the older halogen lights.
I am having a difficult time with newer car lights as well. Many people in our area also seem to forget that they need to turn off high beams when they are facing traffic.

That said, I did a 3 hour drive last fall almost all in the dark and had a horrible time until I got a few miles within my state line and there were more street lights. That really surprised me as I expected the more "pure" lights of only my car to be better than multiple lights from everywhere.

I did a 9+ hour drive just 2 years earlier, probably 3 of that in darkness as well with no issues.

I got a different car last year and am wondering if some of my problem is my own headlights. I've been to a good eye doctor and he didn't see anything wrong (but always brings up age <sigh>)

My contact guy told me about coated glasses but they are kind of expensive. I know the ones that brighten things up for biking and golfing help with contrast but they hurt if you look at any lights. For that reason I am leery of buying something similar on Amazon.
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