Daylight Saving Time marks the beginning of reduced visibility on the roads and increased exposure to traffic safety risks due to the days getting darker earlier, so what better time to talk about how to feel more comfortable when night driving than now?
A recent survey shows that 40 percent of drivers over the age of 40 are anxious driving at night and one in four drivers feel unsafe due to glare. Nutrition has a significant impact on visual performance, specifically the nutrients zeaxanthin and lutein.
The vision issues related to night driving can be organized into three main categories:
- Low light – Harder for your eyes to distinguish contrast and gauge objects and accurate distance
- Glare disability and recovery – Harder to see in glare from oncoming headlights and takes longer for eyes to adjust after glare
- Reaction Time – Harder to react quickly and make safe decisions – 90 percent of a drivers reaction time depends on vision
Scientific studies reveal that nutrition has a significant impact on visual performance, specifically the nutrients zeaxanthin and lutein. Zeaxanthin and lutein are carotenoids that make up the macular pigment—the area of the eye responsible for protecting vision.
Trace amounts can be found in foods like leafy greens, corn, eggs and red, orange and yellow peppers, but for people who don’t get enough of these yummy veggies optometrists recommend a nutritional supplement.
EyePromise vizual EDGE is a line of natural eye health supplements featuring the nutrients zeaxanthin and lutein. These ingredients are scientifically proven to help you see better and react faster–important skills when driving at night in low-light conditions. Go to eyepromise.com/nightdrivingvision to learn more.
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