How to Eliminate Glare at Night When Driving
What Can You Do About Halos and Starbursts at Night?
First of all, if you wear glasses, you want to make sure that you have the absolute best prescription you can get. If you haven’t been to the eye doctor in a while, make sure that you’ve got a good prescription that you’re seeing really well with (or as best you can).
Non-glare or anti-reflective lenses are wonderful for cutting down on that glare that you get from headlights at night as well.
Another thing people don’t realize is that they might have a dirty windshield! Make sure that you're wiping down both the inside and outside of your windshield with a good glass cleaner every once in awhile. Not doing so can cause a ton of glare when you were driving at night, and it’s not something that you think about.
New high definition lenses for your glasses are now on the market and may help as well. These lenses create more prescription points in your glasses and you'll see a lot better with them. These new lenses are sold in many optometry offices today.
One other thing to add, there is a drop that can be used off-label if you have very large pupils. Your pupils may get really big at night and, if that’s you, then that means that you might be a candidate for Alphagan-P. This drop is a glaucoma medication that we use off-label at times, and what it does is it makes your pupil smaller. Patients that have to drive at night will instill a drop in each eye an hour before they have to drive. It makes the pupil smaller and it works!
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