Lights from headlights or other sources like street lights can sometimes cause a starburst type of glare that can make it difficult to see. This can be a scary feeling when your are driving down the highway at a pretty good speed. This sensation typically gets worse as we age, so even if this didn’t bother you when you were younger, it may become a problem as you age.
Bright headlight can make you feel like you’re experiencing temporary blindness when driving at night. You may have noticed this is getting worse as manufacturers move to bright headlights in the blue end of the spectrum. A good pair of night driving glasses may be able to help you see more clearly at night. Continue reading
If you’re anything like most of the modern world, you spend a lot of time in front of a computer. And if you spend a lot of time in front of the computer, you’re probably squinting more than you realize. The problem with squinting is that it often leads to less blinking and thus less moisture for your eyes.
A recent study indicated that narrowing your eyes just slightly reduced eye blinks per minute by 50 percent. More pronounced squinting reduced eye blinks to just four per minute! With so little blinking, your eyes inevitably become red, itchy and irritated.
Squinting also strains the muscles around and behind your eyes, putting them through more aging strain than necessary.
The difficulty is that we evolved to keep our eyes on the distant horizon with only temporary periods where we focused on objects up close. Continue reading