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Blinded by the (lack of) light

by Michael Polzella

It’s important to address night vision blindness as many Houstonians are commuting in the dark.

The main complaint of patients with cataracts is trouble driving at night. This condition scatters the bit of light entering the eye which creates glares and halos around car headlights. Dry eye, nutritional deficiencies such as a lack of vitamin A, medications that make the pupil smaller, and aging also contribute to poor vision because less light reaches the back of the eye.

There are multiple solutions to these conditions, such as anti-reflective coating on lenses specifically meant for nighttime driving or cataract surgery.

Learn more at cohen-eye.com.

– Dr. Sheekha Sethi, Cohen Eye Associates

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