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HOW TO REDUCE VISUAL FATIGUE BEHIND THE WHEEL?

 

Driving means intensive use of our eyes, especially on long journeys or while driving at night. Beware of glare, intense focusing and burning eyes. Yet, according to the ASNAV (Association for Improving Vision), more than 90% of actions and decisions made while driving rely on the driver's vision. 

To avoid visual fatigue at the wheel, here are a few habits to adopt: 

1. CHECK YOUR VISION REGULARLY

In fact, an estimated 33% of drivers have vision correction needs or are poorly corrected or don't wear their glasses when driving. Getting your vision checked ensures safety on the road for you and others. 

2. BE AT YOUR BEST BEFORE TAKING THE WHEEL

At the wheel, our eyes focus intensely and get tired more quickly. Along with general tiredness, we risk seeing our reflexes slow down.

Being at our best while driving means neither big meals nor alcohol and a good meal beforehand. Regular breaks are crucial during long journeys. Driving with a lack of sleep or while fighting fatigue to cover longer distances can has the same negative impact on the driver as a high blood-alcohol level. 

3. CLEAN YOUR GLASSES AND YOUR WINDSHIELD

If you regularly wear glasses or contacts, always keep a back-up pair in your glove compartment. Remember to clean your lenses just like your windshield, which, if dirty and scratched, makes the effects of headlights more intense and driving at night more difficult. 

4. ON SUNNY DAYS, PROTECT YOUR EYES WITH SUNGLASSES

Protect your eyes against glare with a good pair of sunglasses. On sunny days, choose a sun lens class of 2 or 3 since 4 may be prohibited at the wheel. 

To increase your visual comfort and your safety, opt for sunglasses with polarised lenses that considerably reduce reflections and glare on the surface of the road. 

5. DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE

Even after your first drink, even below the authorised limit, your vision is altered and your perception of the road isn't the same : 

  • Your field of vision narrows, especially your peripheral vision
  • Your perception of distances changes 
  • Your reaction time is longer
  • Seeing at night is even more difficult

6. STAY ALERT AT NIGHT 

At dusk, even a driver with excellent visual acuity is slightly myopic with myopia up to 1.5 dioptres. This night myopia significantly degrades the quality of images perceived by the driver who needs to stay extra vigilant. 

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