- Have regular eye examinations by a licensed ophthalmologist or optometrist.
- Ask if you should get separate glasses for day and night driving.
- Ask about anti-reflective coatings on eyeglasses to reduce glare and improve night vision.
- Do not use eyeglass frames with wide temples (side pieces); they may restrict side vision.
- Reducing driving at night, dusk or dawn when visibility is more limited.
- Use caution when driving in rain or fog, or when snow, sleet or ice are present.
Before You Drive
- Make sure your windshield and windows (inside and out), headlights and tail lights are clean.
- Wear clean corrective glasses or contact lenses with an up-to-date prescription.
- Make sure your mirrors are always properly adjusted.
- Have a mechanic check that your headlights are properly adjusted, so they light the road properly and don’t cause glare for other drivers.
- Watch for parked vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians, children and animals—especially those in your peripheral vision.
- Use extra caution when turning left and trying to judge the speed/distance of oncoming vehicles.
- Choose roads that are well lit; avoid poorly lit areas.
- Do not wear sunglasses or dark tinted glasses at night, dusk or dawn, unless prescribed by an eye doctor.
- Have a good pair of sunglasses handy for daytime glare situations.
- Drive more slowly at night and avoid looking directly into the headlights of approaching vehicles; look slightly to the right.
- Check mirrors every five to eight seconds, and move your eyes every two seconds in order to maintain your ability to recognize hazards.
- Watch for painted lane markings, bike lanes and parking lanes; these lanes can be difficult to see in low light, rain or snow.