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Old 02-05-2018, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Mt. Lebanon
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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.
your vision might have changed. go to dr asap. I too discovered I needed glasses when I was 30.
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Old 02-05-2018, 11:37 AM
 
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I wish everyone had your attitude. I have worked my entire career in ophthalmology/optometry, and so many people assume the annual eye exam requirement is a money grab. False. Just because you can see fine out of your glasses does not mean your eyes are fine. There are several conditions that cause few or no symptoms and catching them quickly can save your eyes or even your life. True story: we had a patient come in a few months back and she opted to have the electronic retinal photographs. Getting the pictures ended up saving her life; the doctor detected an aggressive malignant cancer of the retina. It was causing her no symptoms, and prompt surgery saved her.
I ended up with corrective lens in my early 20's thinking back into my long life. And probably did the eye exams every two years as recommended...we're talking lots of years and lots of exams.

I was told about 20 yrs ago, so I was in late 50's that I had cloudy signs which indicated cataracts..that was 20 yrs ago and with the help of eye supports that I take, I'm still good at 79.,,and FOR ME, eye supports are working in my life and eyes. Eye docs haven't seen me for some yrs now, and my eyes are working good with corrective lens I've used for about 10 yrs or so. No changes, my eyes are probably even better with what I'm taking. No blurry vision with or without the glasses on my eyes.

But it's good for the OP to get checked, I'm not advising anyone, but what's worked in my life.

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Old 02-05-2018, 11:41 AM
 
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It could be cataracts. You can get glasses to compensate some, and anti-reflective glasses will reduce glare.
Yes, it could be. Many of us do not realize that as we age, the lens of the eyes yellows and makes lights and everything a little darker and more "amber". I had the cataracts in my left eye removed a few years ago and it was amazing how much easier it was to drive at night and just looking at things like white paper and white flourescent lights, they were now really white.
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Old 02-05-2018, 11:48 AM
 
Location: between Mars and Venus
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Try bilberry pills
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Old 02-05-2018, 02:05 PM
 
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I am 67, and have seen TV commercials for dark glasses that reduce glare of oncoming headlights, or highway lights.

But before I possibly buy them, I plan to check on Amazon.com to see users' comments / opinions about all the possible kinds, and whether or not they seem to help.
They don't work, I tried them (despite very mixed reviews). I think headlights actually are brighter now, but most of it is just my eyes getting old. I can easily foresee the day when like my 60 year old brother, starting saying "you need to pick me up, I don't like driving at night anymore"
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Old 02-05-2018, 06:50 PM
 
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Oh okay. I don't think glare is the problem, things just look darker. But I will get it checked and see...

I have glaucoma, and it's dark out there!!
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I had the laser surgery, and now my vision is worse than before I had it.
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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They don't work, I tried them (despite very mixed reviews). I think headlights actually are brighter now, but most of it is just my eyes getting old. I can easily foresee the day when like my 60 year old brother, starting saying "you need to pick me up, I don't like driving at night anymore"

Headlights are horrible. The auto industry really needs to work on this. http://www.autonews.com/article/2017...ith-headlights
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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Another problem I see in my area is that local governments are strapped for cash and they are not keeping street lines painted. I really struggle to follow the road in the dark, in the rain, when the lines are very faded. Also, a film can build up on the inside of the windshield, reducing visibility. Keeping the inside of the windshield clean can help.
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:37 AM
 
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Headlights are horrible. The auto industry really needs to work on this. http://www.autonews.com/article/2017...ith-headlights
Yes, and they can start by not putting a dozen different sets of lights on the front of pickup trucks, or at least some public service announcements to let the owners of the trucks know most of them are for off-roading and you don't need them on the highway!
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:39 AM
 
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Another problem I see in my area is that local governments are strapped for cash and they are not keeping street lines painted. I really struggle to follow the road in the dark, in the rain, when the lines are very faded. Also, a film can build up on the inside of the windshield, reducing visibility. Keeping the inside of the windshield clean can help.
I have a harder time with signs. I can't see which highway entrance ramp is north and which is south until I'm there, and I've gotten in the highway in the opposite direction I wanted to go because of it.
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