Signs You Need An Eye Exam

Night Vision Changes

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Night vision changes can sometimes be among the first signs something is different with a patient's eyes. Their night vision is governed by different parts of the eye than their vision during the day. Several conditions can affect an individual's ability to see at night without affecting their daytime vision. Most patients first notice a decline in night vision when they try to drive at night. The glare of oncoming headlights or street lamps might be blinding whether or not the brights are on. Individuals might also struggle to read road signs they wouldn't normally have problems with. Difficulty with night driving is the first sign of vision changes for many adults. If individuals can't distinguish telephone poles and other objects, can't read signs, or see halos surrounding lights in the night, they should get in contact with an optometrist. If they suspect an underlying condition, they may refer the patient to an ophthalmologist to receive a diagnosis and treatment. Almost all adults experience a decline in night vision as they get older. In many cases, there are treatment options to help.

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