How To Drive With Contact Lenses

Some types of contacts are better suited to driving at night than others, so if you wear contact lens for vision correction, you should always wear them.It is possible that moving air from vents or open windows may cause blurred vision.Making common-sense adjustments can usually make driving with contacts no problem.

Step 1: The driver’s side window needs to be closed.

If you experience dry or uncomfortable eyes while driving, excessive air flow over your contacts may be the problem.Reducing the flow of air into your face may be all it takes to limit the problem.Open windows away from your eyes and keep moving air from vents.If your eyes itch, this could be a sign of allergies.This could be better treated with an allergy drop like Zaditor.

Step 2: If you are driving, cover your eyes.

This doesn’t mean to drive blindfolded or play paintball with the traffic.The goal is to block the air from entering and leaving the contacts.The effect can be achieved by wearing sunglasses during the day.If you want to reduce glare, you should consider wearing sunglasses.If you’re more concerned with comfort than style, you could try clear plastic safety glasses.Goggles may limit your peripheral vision, because they are probably going too far.The vision benefits of non-prescription night-driving glasses are debatable, but they will help reduce air movement.

Step 3: lubricating drops are a good way to use them.

If your eyes start to dry out, you can use eye drops approved by your eye doctor.Make sure that the eye drops you are using are safe.Don’t put drops in your eyes while driving.For a second, pull over.Don’t try to adjust, fix, or find a stray contact while driving, while on the subject.You should always have a backup pair of glasses or contacts.

Step 4: Try different types of contacts.

Contacts today come in either the soft or rigid gas permeable varieties.There are several companies that produce multiple types.No single brand or type is better at preventing dry eyes than another.It’s a good idea to consult with your eye care professional if you want to try a different brand of lens.Depending on your vision needs you can consider glasses or surgery.The new “water gradient” lens claims to be more comfortable and better for dry eyes.The benefits will be reduced if you are not comfortable with your contacts.When driving, comfort and clarity are important.

Step 5: It’s recommended that you drive with contacts.

Follow your eye doctor’s advice when it comes to wearing contacts.If she tells you to wear them all the time, do so.It is likely that you will be required to wear corrective eyewear when driving.If you don’t do that, your driving privileges could be suspended.Monovision contacts, where the contact in the dominant eye is adjusted for distant objects and the weaker eye for close objects, are problematic for night-time driving, according to some people.There is no evidence to support this claim.If you want to improve your night driving ability, most contact lens should be used.The caveat for multifocal lenses is discussed below.

Step 6: Multifocal contacts are needed for night driving.

Multifocal contacts may make it harder to see colors and sharp details in low light.This claim is still being debated by experts.Some experts recommend wearing night-driving glasses along with your multifocal contacts in order to improve visual acuity, while others think they’re useless.If you have night vision problems, talk to your eye doctor if you wear multifocal contacts.For night driving, the best solution is to switch to equivalent anti-glare eyeglasses.There is no evidence that low light vision is hampered by these.

Step 7: Don’t forget to keep your prescription current.

Regular eye appointments are the best way to see your best when driving.Your eye doctor will talk about the right amount of appointments for you.It’s not a legitimate medical condition for contact wearers to notice blurry vision at night.Lower light levels make it hard to see at night.If your vision is blurry at night, you should have it checked.

Step 8: Look for other sources of glare.

Some people blame their eyes for night-time driving difficulties when the culprit may be something as simple as a dirty windshield.Blurring, clouding, distortions, and glare can be caused by dirty and smudged windshields.Replacing dimmed bulbs and cleaning the outside and inside of the headlamp covers will reduce clouding and limit night vision.If you have blurred vision in your eyes but not your contacts, you may have cataracts.It’s not possible to cure these with eyewear, so consult with an eye care professional.Increased glare from headlights at night is a symptom of early cataracts.