Experiencing light glare at night may be an indication of low contrast sensitivity. This condition can make it hard to see while driving at night and should be addressed by an eye care professional. Here at Paragon Eye Associates, we can provide evaluations for this condition and recommend glasses to correct it. Get in touch to learn more today.
What is Low Contrast Sensitivity?
Poor contrast sensitivity is easiest to notice while driving at night or in foggy conditions where light may reflect and create a glare. If the road is not well lit, you may have difficulty seeing pedestrians or obstacles, which could be dangerous. People who have a hard time distinguishing contrasts can find it difficult to see in the daytime as well. For example, they may not be able to tell if two similarly colored surfaces are level, which could cause one to trip and fall.
What Causes Low Contrast Sensitivity?
Several conditions can result in this issue. Common causes include:
Some people who have refractive surgery like LASIK may also experience this problem, although some actually report improved sensitivity.
What Are the Treatment Options?
Here at Paragon Eye Associates, we offer comprehensive eye exams to diagnose contrast sensitivity issues accurately. If we find that you have this issue, we will usually recommend glasses with an anti-reflective coating. In some cases, glasses with a yellow filter may be a good option to help create sharper contrast.
Treatments for Contrast Sensitivity Issues in Arlington and Mansfield
This condition can be dangerous. If you have a hard time distinguishing between objects while driving, you should get in touch with us right away. Schedule your appointment by filling out the form below. You can also get in touch over the phone by dialing (817) 277-6433 for our Arlington office or (817) 477-0223 for our Mansfield office.