What To Do If You’re Uncomfortable Driving At Night

Geri is one of the 40% of people over 40 who feel uncomfortable driving at night. See why she avoided driving after dark, and what she did to start feeling secure again behind the wheel!

Changes to our eyes occur gradually, over decades, until we suddenly realize we simply don’t see as well as we used to. As we age, our pupils shrink and dilate less 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 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.

Zeaxanthin and lutein are powerful nutrients which can help protect our eyes against glare and oncoming bright lights, as well as help them distinguish objects up ahead. While leafy greens, certain fish, and other foods contain trace amounts of these nutrients, the amount we need to protect and improve our eye health can be found only in a supplement.

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