Do you prefer someone else to drive on a night out on the town? If you said yes, you are not alone.
You probably already know if you have a tough time driving at night, but what you might not know is the severity of your night blindness. The vision strain from driving at night can cause your current vision problems to worsen. Night blindness, or nyctalopia, is caused by an issue with the retina. The retina is the part of the eye that allows you to see in low light. When the retina becomes damaged, dark pigment collects in the retina and creates tunnel-like vision. This can make seeing and especially driving in the dark difficult. There are several things that can cause night blindness.
Here are three signs you need glasses for night driving:
If you are concerned about night blindness, schedule an appointment with your VSP network doctor.