As we age, our eyesight becomes less sensitive to glare and contrasts. Headlights can cause damage to our eyes and make us swerve. In addition to causing us to drive more slowly, this problem may cause an oncoming driver to be more cautious. While this is a frustrating problem, it doesn’t have to limit our independence. There are ways to make driving safe for older people.
Wearing your correct prescription at night is one way to protect your eyesight. Similarly, try to avoid driving at night when you have poor peripheral vision. As we age, our hearing also changes. To compensate for this, drivers should listen to warning sounds when they need to stop and make sure their ears are working properly. Your hearing should be checked at least once every three years. This will help you drive safely at night.