Doctor insights on:
Is It Legal To Wear An Eyepatch While Driving
Should I wear my glasses all the time or only when I need them most like driving etc? And can they improve my vision in any way?
I got new glasses the other day. I only need to wear when driving and doing work at the computer. Yesterday I happened to have them on most of the day?
You're OK: Wearing glasses new or old longer than they are meant to be worn won't cause you any permanent damage if it's done occasionally. You might get a headache from it or your eyes might get bloodshot and feel very sore but in the end it will not cause any permanent damage. You should avoid wearing your glasses when they are not meant to be worn. In your present situation no long-term harm has been done. ...Read more
Whether to wear glasses all the time or just for driving, when having a astigmatism. Which is better?
Wear glasses: If you want to see better. You will not help or hurt your eyes if you wear them or not wear them. ...Read more
Does riding a bus vs. Driving cause more wear-and-tear? What about walking up steps w/ osteoarthritic knees?
if you do not have any pathology in your lower extremities including knees, than it does not matter whether you drive or ride the bus. Knees can withstand wear and tear of either. If you have osteoarthritis of knees, you should clinb the stairs slowly, take your time one at a time holding on the rail so there is less strain on your knees. ...Read more
Visual comfort.: If you see well enough to do the other activities you particpate in, then just use your glasses when you feel the need to see better. However, don't be "afraid" to wear glasses, and don't be vain about it to the extent you injure yourself doing somehting you could not see clearly. ...Read more
I wear monovision contacts and lose some depth perception when driving. Is it possible to wear glasses over the contacts to improve this when driving?
Sensitive to lights when driving at night. It's like a long laser bean is coming down from them. I don't wear glasses. Do have very dry eyes. Serious?
How common is double vision in limited circumstances? I am 70, male. I am nearsighted, w/ an astigmatic correction, and wear glasses. Sometimes, when I have been driving all day, mostly at night, I get double vision--it seems like my eyes both look forw
After eye exam, doctor suggested that I wear eye glasses all the time (for nearsightedness) is this true? I want to wear in school & driving only.
It's your choice: Your doctor's suggestion might have been based on the degree of your nearsightedness. Perhaps he felt you would appreciate seeing better. I think it would be fine to wear them when you feel you need to see better. Don't be surprised if you end up wearing them more and more as you appreciate the improvement in your vision. By doing it this way, your adjustment may be easier. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with a corneal ulcer and have been on antibiotic eyedrops it feels almost 100 better and I see the eye dctor again in a week can I wear my contacts for short periods of time mostly driving because it is very difficult for me to see in my g
No, No, No!!: Do not put your contacts in, even for a short period of time until the cornea is completely healed. You should feel fortunate that you ulcer is getting better. Some corneal ulcers can result in corneal perforation and loss of an eye. Don't push your luck. ...Read more
I have an astigmatism in my right eye, the eye doctor said only need to wear my glasses at night when I'm driving Can I get lazy eye or blind worried?
Money, addiction: Our biology makes us want to crave certain drugs which enhance experience, diminish stress or simply blot out our troubles. Suppliers of drugs take advantage of these needs by selling drugs, getting people 'hooked', and controlling this market. Drug use would diminish substantially if there were no profit. ...Read more
Blacking out: Blacking out while driving can occur for many different medical problems. This can pose a public safety concern! Please be evaluated by your physician if you feel that you may be experiencing black outs during driving. ...Read more
Turn around: If you encounter a flooded road while driving, turn around and go another way. If you are caught on a flooded road with water rising rapidly around you, get out of the car and move to higher ground as soon as possible. Most cars can be swept away by less than two feet of rapidly moving water. ...Read more
RETest: If you are suspicious that driving might be dangerous; an anonymous report to the dmv would result in retesting for vision and driving skills. Sometimes they are able to show that driving is still possible if limited to daytime driving or under special circumstances. This can get you as a family member out of the position of being the "bad guy" and provides an objective evaulation of them. ...Read more
Location > important: Considering variables like rural vs urban & access; I consider location more important than time of day for initial lessons. Once you get a handle on basic skills in an empty parking lot, consider avoiding the known danger periods. Night is off limits for 6 mo, busy times (6-9am& 4-6pm) & dusk all see higher crash frequency. ...Read more
Get checked: You need to be screened for night blindness. There actually is vitamin A deficiency around, and several retinal diseases can show up this way. Often people with night blindness don't realize they have it. There may also be a sensory processing problem. Please stay safe. ...Read more
Check your state:
"visual acuity screening standard is 20/40 or better with both eyes together, no worse than 20/70 in the poorer eye. Drivers who fail the vision screening are referred to a vision specialist.
Drivers with visual acuity of 20/200 or worse may not be licensed to drive. Drivers may use bioptic telescopes for driving, but may not use them to meet the vision standard". ...Read more
Pull off the: Road. Use the steering wheel to give yourself a modified Heimlich maneuver if needed. Press 911 on your cell phone if you continue to choke. ...Read more
Varies by State: Most states set a limit of 20/40 in the best eye for their limit. There is some variation by each state. Check with your department of motor vehicles for the rules in your state. ...Read more
Time to go?: Criticism erodes love and the target's ability to function effectively. If your account is accurate, some people who try to be "helpful" never catch on that relationships are more important than being right. I trust you've talked to her and she will not alter her behavior. If you're here, you're an adult and should be able to leave this dysfunction. "that's her problem.". ...Read more
What's the most convincing thing to say, trying to stop someone from driving under the influence?
Take their keys away: When trying to keep someone from driving under the influence, you are reasoning with someone who has impaired reasoning. If they cannot be reasoned with action may be necessary. ...Read more
My uncle driving off when he gets to town he can't tell you where he is he does every other month?
How can I control all my cravings for chocalate and sweets it's driving me crazy. I can't look at it!?
I had an episode of syncope while driving. Am I more likely to suffer this again having already had an episode of it?
It depends: The answer to this depends on the reason for the syncope, and whether it's been addressed & treated or not. Syncope can come from many sources -- drug effects, blood pressure problems, blood sugar problems, heart rhythm disturbances, etc. You really need to work with your own doctor about this -- could be fatal for you, your passengers, and other drivers if you don't. ...Read more
When driving at night I feel that I'm not seeing everythin clearly and other cars' headlights bothers me alot, is this normal?
I feel like I don't concentrate while I'm studying or driving or working. What is wrong with me? What should I do to concentrate more?
This is an issue:
That is very common in your age group, but has different potential causes.
My recommendation is that you sit down and explore this issue with your doctor as soon as possible. Depending on the cause, there are very effective ways to treat/control/improve your symptoms.
Best of luck to you. ...Read more
Hi I've been diagnosed with bvvp I have had this now for nearly 4months, can you tell me how long this last for, it's driving me crazy.
When I am driving, I have the strong urge to intentionally crash my car. I fantasize about it, is this normal or a symptom of something serious?
Not normal: See a psychiatrist at once! You have suicidal ideation. This is not a sign of good mental health! Get help immediately! This is no joke! ...Read more
Is it normal to block out while driving, or when you are doing a task and you don't realize it. Even though I don't crash or finish what im doing.
Dangerous: Not normal to "block out" or "black out" especially when driving, and could be very dangerous. You should not drive if you black out, and need to get evaluated by a dr. For possible causes. Good luck. ...Read more
I lived in Dubai for 18 years I was never afraid to drive but sin I moved to Canada 3 years ago even just thinking of driving makes me scared I promise myself that I am going to do that but as soon as I wake up in the morning I retreat?
Time for help: It sounds like you're having some adjustment problems coupled with a bit of phobic fear. Try calling a local psychologist who specializes in phobias, fears and traumas. This treatment may help you overcome your final acculturation issues. Good luck! ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor online
- Can i wear an eye patch while driving to correct double vision?
- Hamstring pain while driving
- Lightheaded while driving
- Leg pain while driving
- Knee pain while driving
- Right leg pain while driving
- Hands going numb while driving
- Pain in groin while driving car
- Sudden dizziness while driving