Are YOU Comfortable Driving At Night?





Driving at night can be risky for drivers over 40. Take this quiz below to see if YOU should rethink the way you drive after the sun goes down.

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Do you drive more slowly at night than you do during the day?

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When driving at night, do you have trouble seeing objects such as potholes and pedestrians?

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Have your eyes become more sensitive to bright light?

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Do you experience glare when you drive at night?

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Is it harder to see road signs when driving at night?

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Has your vision deteriorated in recent years?

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Do you try to avoid driving at night?

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If you answered YES to any of these questions, chances are you’re in the 40% of drivers over 40 who feel uncomfortable driving at night.

FIRST, UNDERSTAND WHY

-Our pupils shrink and don’t dilate as much in the dark, which reduces the amount of light entering our eyes. This can even make it seem as if we’re wearing dark sunglasses at night.

-The cornea and lens in the eye also become less clear, causing light to scatter inside the eye, which increases glare and makes it harder to read reflective road signs and other important markings.

-Macular pigment, the eye’s natural filter, diminishes as we age. This pigment acts as our “internal sunglasses” to help protect our vision from damaging light.

These changes reduce the ability of the eye to distinguish subtle differences in brightness at night, making it harder to clearly see objects on the roadway and slowing our reaction times.

NEXT, IMPROVE NIGHT VISION

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Two powerful nutrients, zeaxanthin and lutein, can help maintain, and even improve, our eye health. They also act as “internal sunglasses” to absorb light and protect against glare, especially when driving at night. While leafy greens, oily fish, and fruits like oranges and strawberries contain trace amounts of these nutrients, it’s nowhere near the level your eyes need. Continue eating these foods, but give your eyes the necessary boost of zeaxanthin and lutein with EyePromise Vizual EDGE softgels.

And don’t forget to see an ophthalmologist every year!

to start feeling more comfortable driving at night.

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