Importance of Having Good Eyesight
If you have a car, you will find
getting from one place to another to be much easier and faster than
taking public transport. But in order to drive carefully and safely,
you need to have a good eyesight. Otherwise you will be a danger
not just to everybody but yourself as well.
While day driving has its disadvantages from overwhelming
sunlight, so does night driving in dark and dimly lit places. If it
rains, things will get worse. Other than windscreen, you need
special visual attention and focus due to water, glare of lights or
total darkness. When the night falls, even the best sighted drivers
can become short-sighted due to eye pupils’ dilation.
Some have less peripheral vision. All of those attributes to physical
and mental fatigue owing to a hard day’s work. Therefore it is not
surprising to know that lesser people drive at night than those
driving in the day for safety reasons and precautions.
With that said, how exactly should we protect our eyes from intense
light and darkness?
First of all, you need to wear sunglasses or sunslades be they
prescriptive or non-prescriptive. Other than protecting your eyes
from harmful AVA or UVB rays, they include anti-reflective coating
to prevent light from penetrating your eyes. The dark colour also
assists in improving the visibility of contrast and depth perception.
This in turn ensures sharper visuals, less haze and all round clarity.
For people already wearing sunglasses and sunslades but unable to
exchange their normal prescription glasses for slades, they can have
photochromic lenses fitted into their specs flames. These lenses play
an even better role than slades by converting from dark outdoors
into normal lenses indoors.
Before buying, you need to make sure that they are coated with the
appropriate anti-glare protection. Feel free to ask the person who is
selling this more on this if you need to.
If you just have an eye surgery, you need to be extra vigilant while
driving as you could have post effects especially at night. The best
way to solve this problem is to refrain from driving for 2 to 4 weeks
until you have fully recovered.
For those who are already putting on prescription glasses, a more
through eye examination is required to access whether they are
suitable for driving. If those glasses are not suitable, they may have
to substitute with new eyeglasses with anti-glare protection coat or
Though those are more expensive, it is still worth investing as this
concerns the safety of you and everyone on the road. Your life and
others are much worth more than the price of eyeglasses.
This is all I have to say about the importance of having good
eyesight for driving.
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