40% of those over 40 feel uncomfortable driving at night. Are you one of them?
Driving at night, especially when it’s raining, can be particularly hazardous for drivers over 40 with vision problems. Changes to our eyes occur gradually, over many years, and we may not even notice them until the cumulative effect kicks in and our vision isn’t what it used to be.
As we age, 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. These changes reduce the ability of the eye to distinguish subtle differences in brightness during the night hours, causing more difficulty when viewing objects on the roadway.
We may test well in the eye doctor’s office but still have a hard time focusing on the road at night, where lighting is poor and we need to perform more complex visual tasks. Age also lessens our ability to see stationary and moving objects.
Fortunately, certain nutrients can help improve our night driving.
While you can consume trace amount of the ingredients zeaxanthin and lutein in leafy greens, colorful fruits, and non-meat proteins, we need more.
10 FOFs will win a 3-month supply of EyePromise vizual EDGE ($35.95 for 30 capsules). This daily supplement includes nutrients zeaxanthin and lutein, as well as several other vitamins, to help improve our visual acuity and feel more comfortable driving at night.
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