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Old 03-13-2006 Monday, 11:12 PM
ChickieShannon ChickieShannon is offline
 
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problems seeing at night while driving?

I hate driving at night. I absolutely CANNOT see. I know I need my vision checked. Things are somewhat blurry. If there are no lights out to illuminate the road I really have to strain. But my biggest problem is my eyes are SO sensitive to light at night. Car headlights are the worst. If they're on-coming I have to look down to the right away from them in order to see the road. I flip my rearview mirror and adjust my side mirrors because the lights behind me are too bright. What's wrong with me and is there anything I can do? Anyone else deal with this?
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Old 03-14-2006 Tuesday, 05:40 AM
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I used to - but not to the extent that oncoming headlights hurt my eyes. Everything just seemed blurry. I had my vision checked, got some glasses, and that did the trick. But like you, it only affects me at night. I don't need the glasses during the day.
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Old 03-14-2006 Tuesday, 06:22 AM
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I do and that's why I almost never drive at night. I've had night blindness to a certain degree my whole life but it gets worse with age (for me.) I see better at night with my contacts than I do glasses but not that much better. If we are taking a road trip I can do fine as long as it's just interstate/hwy and not driving through city streets. The lights are just too bad.
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Old 03-14-2006 Tuesday, 06:50 AM
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You might just have sensitive eyes. When was the last time you got your eyes checked???
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Old 03-14-2006 Tuesday, 06:56 AM
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Do you have light colored eyes, Shannon?

I have the exact same problem. Dark roads are the worst for me, with the headlights oncoming, they completely blind me. My eye doc said that it's because my eyes are so light colored. Light colored eyes are more sensitive to light, because they are more reflective or something.
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Old 03-14-2006 Tuesday, 07:01 AM
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I hate driving at night b/c the bright headlights hurt my eyes too! It doesn't help that the newer model cars have neon lights which are even worse.
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Old 03-14-2006 Tuesday, 07:17 AM
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It's been about 5 years since I had my eyes checked. At the time, I did have to wear glasses for driving, using the computer, etc. Somehow I quit wearing them but I'm afraid to start using them now because what if my eyes are different and I mess them up wearing the wrong prescription (that may be completely invalid but I don't know???)

So is there anything they can do if your eyes are overly-sensitive to lights at night? And I totally understand the neon light thing, Jennifer. To me, those things should be illegal!

And, Shirelle, my eyes are brown.
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Old 03-14-2006 Tuesday, 07:28 AM
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So is there anything they can do if your eyes are overly-sensitive to lights at night? And I totally understand the neon light thing, Jennifer. To me, those things should be illegal!
THey do have night sunglasses but they are pretty ugly (but I guess if it as night no one will see you ) and I honestly think the neon lights should be outlawed...they are hideous!
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Old 03-14-2006 Tuesday, 08:02 AM
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I have the same problem. Even on a familiar road I have a really hard time at night. I almost never drive at night because when I can't see like that my anxiety starts kicking in and then I am just a mess. I don't know that headlights make it any worse for me though. I am hoping to have my vision checked soon and hopefully some glasses will help.
Shannon, if I were you I would go have my eyes checked again, not wear the old glasses. If it is the wron prescription then you are going to end up with a major headache!
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Old 03-14-2006 Tuesday, 08:04 AM
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I have that problem too! I know its time to get my eyes checked. I have the most difficulty gauging distance at night.
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Old 03-14-2006 Tuesday, 08:13 AM
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I have the most difficulty gauging distance at night.
That's my problem and I have contacts!
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Old 03-14-2006 Tuesday, 08:16 AM
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I think vitamin A is suppposed to help with this. If you have a deficiency it could be making it worse.
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Old 03-14-2006 Tuesday, 08:45 AM
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I have this problem ( I think the neon lights you can get a ticket for).
I HATE HATE HATE driving at night because the lights HURT me so much and I just CAN'T see! Dh says he doesn't have a problem so I figured out it was just me. I am getting my eyes checked SOON so I will definatly ask when I go.
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Old 03-14-2006 Tuesday, 08:52 AM
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I have the same problem. Wearing glasses helps. And I HAVE to have the "non-glare" coating on my lenses. It helps a ton with the lights!
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Old 03-14-2006 Tuesday, 09:06 AM
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I have this problem ( I think the neon lights you can get a ticket for).
I HATE HATE HATE driving at night because the lights HURT me so much and I just CAN'T see! Dh says he doesn't have a problem so I figured out it was just me. I am getting my eyes checked SOON so I will definatly ask when I go.
I know what neon lights you are talking about and those you CAN get a ticket for...I am talking about the new headlights that have a neon glow to them. I don't think neon is the right word, but you kwim?
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