Nearly 300,000 traffic accidents each year alone are caused by poor vision.
As early as the age of 40, our vision at dusk and in the dark becomes worse. The aging of the eyes lead to clouding of the cornea, lens and vitreous. Thus, a patient´s visual impression is as looking through a frosted glass. At the same time, glare sensitivity increases which is really dangerous on wet roads and glare from headlights of approaching vehicles. By the age of 60, one out of every three people are no longer capable of driving a car at night. By the age of 70, one out of every two people are affected.
Most drivers are not aware of the gradual worsening of their vision and don´t believe their vision is worsening.
Night myopia is a form of short-sightedness that affects both normal sighted and visually impaired people. In daytime, people see clearly. Moreover at night, they have difficulties seeing distant objects.
We test how your eyes react in twilight, darkness and in a lighted situation using a bedside monitor called, nyctometer. These results on visual acuity and contrast sensitivity give data of your vision and your sensitivity to glare to provide corrective lenses for your eyes when driving at night.