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Poor night vision: do I have any options other than driver?
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Dr. Samuel Salamon
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In brief: Corrective lenses
We all get more myopic (near-sighted) at night (stiles-crawford effect).
Sometimes a stronger spectacle rx is needed for driving in the dark. There are retinal conditions that can cause poor night vision (search "nyctalopia"). A refraction performed with pupils dilated and ability to accommodate paralyzed can establish baseline spectacle rx, . In older people, a common cause is cataracts.

In brief: Corrective lenses
We all get more myopic (near-sighted) at night (stiles-crawford effect).
Sometimes a stronger spectacle rx is needed for driving in the dark. There are retinal conditions that can cause poor night vision (search "nyctalopia"). A refraction performed with pupils dilated and ability to accommodate paralyzed can establish baseline spectacle rx, . In older people, a common cause is cataracts.
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