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Doctor insights on: Is It Legal To Wear An Eyepatch While Driving

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Is it bad to wear glasses meant for driving all the time?

Is it bad to wear glasses meant for driving all the time?

Not to my knowledge: As long as you achieve clear ; comfortable vision, it should be fine to use whenever you wish. ...Read more

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Do colorblind people have to wear special glasses while driving?

Do colorblind people have to wear special glasses while driving?

No: People who are colorblind are typically that way from birth and adapt very well. They do not need special glasses for driving. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Only when you need t: Wearing glasses will not make your eyes stronger or weaker. Glasses will not physically change your eyes. They just improve your vision when you wear them. It is up to you how much you want to wear them. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Does riding a bus vs. Driving cause more wear-and-tear? What about walking up steps w/ osteoarthritic knees?

Does riding a bus vs. Driving cause more wear-and-tear? What about walking up steps w/ osteoarthritic knees?

Driving/riding bus/: Long question
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

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How nearsighted should you be to wear glasses full time? I prefer to wear only when driving

How nearsighted should you be to wear glasses full time? I prefer to wear only when driving

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

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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?

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?

Yes: Glasses can be made with window glass over the distance eye and a correction for the near eye which renders it clear at distance. This is commonly done and helpful when driving at night or in the rain. ...Read more

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Can I wear an eye patch while driving to correct double vision?

Can I wear an eye patch while driving to correct double vision?

Yes: As long as your field of vision and visual acuity with one eye is still within the legal range. You would have to turn your head to look more, and know that depth perception would be off (need to adjust to monocular cues). ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

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

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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?

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?

No: You obviously have a very minor astigmatism. Many people, some of the nicest and brightest (inc. Me, ahem!) have much worse astigmatism which is correctable with glasses. It does not cause lazy eye or blindness. ...Read more

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How it's like driving with night glares?

How it's like driving with night glares?

Uncomfortable: Night glare from a number of different conditions inside the eye can cause difficulty with vision making driving uncomfortable. Check with your ophthalmologist to find out the cause of the glare and get it fixed. ...Read more

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What is the driving force behind drug use?

What is the driving force behind drug use?

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

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What would cause blacking out during driving?

What would cause blacking out during driving?

Many things: Some are potentially very bad. Someone with unexplained passing out should not drive until they see their doctor, and that should happen very soon. ...Read more

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What can cause someone to black while driving?

What can cause someone to black while driving?

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

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How do I keep loud noises from driving me crazy?

How do I keep loud noises from driving me crazy?

Headphones: During the noises, you could wear noise cancelling headphones like hunters wear when shooting guns, where all you hear is silence, which are often found in sporting goods shops. Also go to your primary doctor you may have anxiety. ...Read more

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What should I do if I'm driving and reach a flooded area?

What should I do if I'm driving and reach a flooded area?

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

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How should we decide when driving should no longer be allowed?

How should we decide when driving should no longer be allowed?

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

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Is there a safe time of the day to give your son driving lessons?

Is there a safe time of the day to give your son driving lessons?

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

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I have difficulties driving at night, what could it be, what to do?

I have difficulties driving at night, what could it be, what to do?

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

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What are the effects of driving under the influence with your kids?

What are the effects of driving under the influence with your kids?

Terrifying the: Children, death, dismemberment, killing someone else, teaching children dangerous behaviors. Nothing good comes out of this. ...Read more

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What is the worst vision you can have and still pass a driving test?

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

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What should I do if I choke on something while driving? Hypothetically

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

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What is the worst vision you can have and still pass your driving test?

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

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Sister constantly criticizes me, its driving me insane I don't know what to do. Please help?

Sister constantly criticizes me, its driving me insane I don't know what to do. Please help?

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

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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

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My uncle driving off when he gets to town he can't tell you where he is he does every other month?

My uncle driving off when he gets to town he can't tell you where he is he does every other month?

You uncle has signs: Of dementia and he needs to be evaluated and treated by a neurologist. His driver's. License needs to be suspended for now for his own protection and that of others. I wish you well! ...Read more

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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

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When driving at night I feel that I'm not seeing everythin clearly and other cars' headlights bothers me alot, is this normal?

When driving at night I feel that I'm not seeing everythin clearly and other cars' headlights bothers me alot, is this normal?

Light: Colored eyes allow a bit more light into your retina. As you drive, look to the lane line on your right to keep you in lane when approximating the other vehicle. Special night driving lenses should help. Have your eyes checked anyhow. ...Read more

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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

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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.

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.

Vertigo: You have vertigo which may be due to calcium deposits in your inner ear. This could be due to a head trauma or may be involved with migraines. See an ENT physician and he can show either the epley or sermont maneuver to help relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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