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Could I Have Night Blindness If I Have A Harder Time Seeing To Drive At Night
Possibly: A common cause of difficulty in night driving is cataracts which cause glare of oncoming headlamps and some corneal disease can do the same thing. True night blindness from photoreceptor dysfunction is uncommon and usually is accompanied by generally poor vision as well. Have you ophthalmologist see you to sort this out. ...Read more
Vision impairment and blindness are conditions in which a person cannot see well or see at all, even with glasses or contact lenses. If a person's best vision (with correction) out of either eye is only 20/70 - 20/200, he is impaired. If he can see no better than 20/200 or his visual field is no more than 20 degrees (severe "tunnel" vision), ...Read more
Probably not: Night blindness (nyctalopia) is a deficiency in overall perception in dim light. If you have persistent haloes around lights at night it could be from corneal edema, cataracts or some defects in light transmission to the back of the eye. You should have your ophthalmologiist see you to sort this out. ...Read more
Night blindness: Many people have more trouble seeing at night than during the day and have normal eyes. People with a small glasses prescription may not need it during the day, but the vision may be helped by using the prescription at night (driving, for example). Some people have trouble getting around in the dark, and have poor dark adaptation. It is possible that this could be from a retinal problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can someone help please? My vision in sunlight is better than sunset time, am i suffering from night blindness?
An Ophthalmologist: "night blindness" can be caused by a number of retinal diseases, but most often it is simply related to aging changes, and, in fact, is not night blindness, but a lessened ability to see well at night. You should have a dilated exam so the ophthalmologist can exam your peripheral retina. ...Read more
Depends: There are varying degrees to the severity of night blindness. In the most mild form, you should be fine. However, in the more severe forms, you really should not be driving at night. You will not see well enough. See your eye doctor for testing to determine the severity of your night blindness. ...Read more
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