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Do eyeglasses really help bad night vision?

Do eyeglasses really help bad night vision?

Yes: At night, your pupils dilate. This (along with a few other changes that occur at night) may cause a temporary change in your glasses prescription leading to "night myopia" or slight nearsightedness at night. This makes many people feel as though they have "bad night vision" but really a small glasses prescription to be worn at night particularly while driving can help night vision. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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Are there glasses that can increase your night vision?

Are there glasses that can increase your night vision?

Yes: In some patients adding a negative 1/2 diopter improves their night vision. Also night vision goggles can improve your vision at night. Spending several minutes in the dark, adapts your rods so you can see better. Use a red light flashlight to avoid loosing your dark adaptation. Don't forget that wild cats have 6 times better night vision than humans, so be careful out there. :). ...Read more

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How do anti-glare night vision glasses help with difficulty driving at night?

Less light scatter: Glare is caused by scattering of light before it enters the eye. Anti-glare lenses filter certain wave lengths of light, resulting in a more uniform beam of light entering the eye. Yellow or amber tints are best. ...Read more

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Do anti-glare night vision glasses help people who have difficulty driving at night?

Do anti-glare night vision glasses help people who have difficulty driving at night?

Yes: If properly prescribed and made they will help with night vision issues. See your eye doctor for further info. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've been having diminished night vision and diminished vision during the day wearing sun glasses. I had lasik surgery 13 yrs ago. Any suggestions?

I've been having diminished night vision and diminished vision during the day wearing sun glasses. I had lasik surgery 13 yrs ago. Any suggestions?

Diminished vision: There are many potential causes of diminished vision under low illumination including cataracts, low vitamin a levels and other disorders. This may have nothing to do with your lasik. Please see an eye doctor for a thorough eye exam. ...Read more

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What is best for photophobia when using a computer: "night vision glasses for driving at night"?

What is best for photophobia when using a computer: "night vision glasses for driving at night"?

Glare coating: All computer manufacturers can recommend a glare reducing screen for your computer. ...Read more

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Bad night vision due to too much time spent in front of the monitor & tv. What do you suggest?

Bad night vision due to too much time spent in front of the monitor & tv. What do you suggest?

Evaluation: Overuse of a monitor or tv can lead to fatigue but will not cause bad night vision. There are other causes for this and it depends of course on "how bad". You should consult with your ophthalmologist to determine the level of night difficulty and what can be done about it. ...Read more

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My right eye has really bad night vision help me plz?

Is this chronic?: If this is a longstanding condition (as far back as you can remember) it is likely permanent. If it started recently (over the last few months or a few years) there may be a cause that can be treated. I recommend having a dilated eye examination. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more


Dr. Tim Conrad
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Eyeglasses (Definition)

Babies sometimes need eyeglasses to correct vision or to correct ...Read more