Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Night Blindness Tips

In dealing with and researching my new-founded night blindness, I came across the following tips from the Texas Department of Insurance for people who experience altered night vision but are still able to drive after dark.

They are:
  • Remove sunglasses in dim lighting.
  • Wear prescription eyewear as appropriate.
  • Select eyeglasses with thin sides to increase peripheral vision.
  • Slow driving speed as necessary.
  • Ensure that all lights on the vehicle are working appropriately.
  • Use high beams when other vehicles are not approaching.
  • Use low beams instead of using solely parking lights or fog lights while driving.
  • Focus on the outer edge of the road when another vehicle approaches.
  • Adjust the rearview mirror to the night setting when vehicles are approaching from behind if the headlights are affecting one's vision
  • Use the daytime setting on the rearview mirror when headlights of following vehicles are off.
  • Keep the windshield and headlights clean.
  • Turn off interior vehicle lights while driving.
  • Dim lights slightly on the instrument panel if necessary.
  • Avoid using items that produce light while driving at night, such as a cell phone or cigarette while driving after dark.

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