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Old 02-03-2018, 08:20 PM
 
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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.
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Old 02-03-2018, 08:37 PM
 
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I never had good night vision even when I was young either, so I tried to avoid it as much as possible. I always envied those drivers who never seemed to have difficulty.

I think it does get worse with age. I am 66 now and would not drive at night unless it were a dire emergency.
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Old 02-03-2018, 08:40 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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Some of the new glasses that turn into sun glasses when one is outside also help with night blindness. Make sure you are also getting all your vitamins.
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Old 02-03-2018, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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OP: How about an eye exam. I take eye supplements and doing good at 79. I gave up driving period last year due to other reasons.
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Old 02-03-2018, 09:30 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.
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Old 02-03-2018, 10:22 PM
 
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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.

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.
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Old 02-04-2018, 01:33 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, 05:12 AM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Eat more foods, rich in Vitamin A. Google is your friend.
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Old 02-04-2018, 06:08 AM
 
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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.
I am 69 and have had problem for long time w/lot of glare when driving at night and not feeling comfortable with how well I see
I have not driven at night for several years--since my husband is now retired and we don't have lot of individual social/work obligations that really hasn't been a burden
I get an eye exam once a year with a quality opthamalogist--not just someone at a mall/vision store
He says I have cataracts which can contribute to glare effect but the level of mine in general are not severe enough for Medicare to cover the surgery---
I would have to plead hardship (loss of not driving at night) and get special exemption
I haven't done that but I do worry if there was an emergency at night how I could handle it if had to drive
You don't have the Medicare complication but as younger person I think your condition is worth clarifying

There are conditions which can cause poor night vision--sometimes correctable
You need to get evaluation by a GOOD opthamalogist----not just an optometrist
Personally I would be very concerned about something that could have serious implications for your vision---
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Old 02-04-2018, 06:16 AM
 
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Smoking contributes to night blindness.
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