Cataracts Cause Night Driving Problems

Monday, June 10, 2013

Cataracts Cause Night Driving Problems

“Cataracts can cause night driving problems that are particularly uncomfortable-and potentially unsafe,” commented Fairfield County Cataract Surgeon Leslie Doctor, M.D. She shared some thoughts about night driving and cataracts as well. “Patients with cataracts often tell me that one of the most troubling things about their vision is how they see while driving at night,” said Dr. Doctor. “Driving at night is a somewhat difficult proposition with normal vision as reduced lighting can cause you to misjudge distances and boundaries like the edge of the road as well as simply causing an overall dimming of your vision,” she emphasized. “So, if you have a cataract and are noticing that you are becoming fearful of night driving or uncomfortable driving at night it might well be time to consider whether cataract surgery might be a good option,” recommended Dr. Doctor.

If you or someone you know feels they have night driving problems that might be related to cataracts or have a question about cataracts, cataract surgery or lens implants please feel free to schedule an eye exam by calling Doctor & Associates-203-227-4113, visiting Doctor & Associates in Fairfield County or to schedule an appointment.

Doctor & Associates is a leading Fairfield County Connecticut eye care practice providing eye examinations for adults and children, cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease including cornea transplants, diagnosis and management of diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses and optical services. For those patients in need of eye surgery, as a founding member of the Wilton Surgery Center, Doctor & Associates eye surgeons are able to provide eye surgery in a convenient, close to home and cost effective ambulatory surgery center.

Whatever your eye care, eye health or vision correction needs might be-Doctor & Associates can serve as a Connecticut ophthalmic consultant and will be conveniently located for patients from Fairfield County and southern Connecticut including Danbury, Stamford, Greenwich, Westport, Weston, Wilton, New Canaan, Norwalk, Fairfield, Bridgeport, Cannondale, Aspetuck, Redding, Trumbull, Shelton, Monroe, Darien, Glenbrook and Ridgefield Connecticut.