There’s nothing you love more than driving on the open road – but when it comes to staying safe during your travels, it’s important to pay attention to more than just your gas tank.

 

You need to pay attention to your vision, too!

 

That’s why we’ve compiled the best tips and techniques that can help you stay safe on the road with good vision. From regular checkups to the warning signs of glaucoma, take a look at these safe-driving tips:

 

1. Check your prescription.

If you wear eyeglasses or have contact lenses, it’s important to stay up-to-date on your prescription. Otherwise, you could be driving with blurry vision, which can make it difficult to read signs or spot hazards on the road.

 

2. Schedule regular exams.

As soon as you hit the age of 40, the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends getting an eye exam every year. If you’re in your forties or older, keep up with your exams so you can stay ahead of any vision changes.

 

3. Keep your windows cleaned.

Clean your windshields, side mirrors, and rear window so your vision remains unobstructed. You should also regularly replace your windshield wipers so you can continue to see even during rough weather.

 

4. Know the warning signs.

If you’re beginning to notice glare, halos, or dark spots in your vision while driving, it’s important to make an appointment with your ophthalmologist, as this could be a sign that your vision is changing. The same advice goes if you’re having trouble reading signs or seeing pedestrians.

 

Take the Next Step

Schedule a consultation with ophthalmologist Dr. Jacqueline Griffiths at NewView Eye Center in Reston, VA today. Dr. Griffiths can personalize your eye treatment so that you can continue to enjoy safe driving. 703-834-9777

 

NewView Eye Center in Reston, Virginia serves the greater Washington, DC metro area.