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Night Vision

Discussion in 'Drivers lounge' started by streakanime, Jul 16, 2012.

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  1. streakanime

    streakanime Member

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    I know this effects everyone, but it definitely effects people who wear glasses a great deal more.... I do not really like driving at night because of all the head lights, street lights, etc. The glare on my glasses makes it EXTREMELY hard to see anything. I have tried getting glasses with the anti-glare on them. But, I really never see much difference. That and in my experience licenses with it tend to scratch easier and are harder to keep clean. I was not happy at all with my last pair of classes with anti-glare on them.

    Does anyone else have issues driving at night? I do not really like driving when the sun is full glare either. Pretty hard to stare straight into that thing. I also have blue eyes that are hypersensitive to sunlight... And my glasses only intensify that, haha. :eek:
     
  2. JoshTheboss

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    I do have issues at night, but not from my glasses. My night vision is just terrible. My mother has always complained about it when driving, but I never really understood what she was going through until I actually got behind the wheel at night.

    For a long time I didn't even know that my vision at night was bad, until one morning at the beach. It was around 5am and we (my wife and I) were looking for a local pier at the beach. She saw a sign and said "oh it's down that way." I was flabergasted, seeing as how I only barely saw the outline of the entire sign. And it was yellow. :D
     
  3. streakanime

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    I think that is usually how it works with general vision issues as well... You usually do not realize how badly your vision is or how much trouble you have seeing something until someone else points it out to you. I remember the first time I put on glasses... Everything was so much easier to see, it all looked fake compared to what I was used to looking at, haha.
     
  4. JoshTheboss

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    Haha, that's true. The first time I knew I needed driving glasses was when my mom explained it to me. You drive a car at night and instead of seeing headlights, you see headlights that are very blurry.

    Once I got my prescription for them, it changed how I saw everything when driving. Although, it did not really help my night vision.
     
  5. streakanime

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    My problem was more the words and details. I can see the bigger things just fine... But seeing the details or trying to read a sign... Not gonna happen, haha. I almost wish I had a better experience with contacts. I bet they would make it easier to drive at night. But... I had two terrible experiences with them, so that is not going to happen again. :p
     
  6. JoshTheboss

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    Yeah I understand how that goes. A lot of the time I'll be able to see a sign itself and undertand if its a yield sign, street sign, etc, but just not the actual letters. I've never tried contacts because I only really "need" them to drive. I can't really imagine the feeling of having something on my face or in my eyes for the entire day.
     
  7. streakanime

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    Haha, well if you even have the possibility of considering them... I am going to spare you the details. My stories/experience would turn anyone off to them. It was really REALLY bad.
     
  8. JoshTheboss

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    Yeah I would never consider them really. What happens if you leave them in your eyes when you fall asleep? Has that ever happened to you?
     
  9. streakanime

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    Usually nothing. In fact, there are some contacts that are safe to sleep in. There are certain kinds that can just stay in your eyes for a certain amount of time. I did not have those and fell asleep in mine once. One of them folded over and slid over deep into the side of my eye. Took me forever to find the thing!
     
  10. leyash

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    I can't drive at night. I do not have vision problems, but the bright lights coming at me, scares me, and makes it hard to see... which then makes me nervous. So I just avoid it all by not driving at night unless I have to.
     
  11. Flexin

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    I don't have an issue driving at night. Driving at night in the rain isn't great because the lights on the wet roads can make the roads and lines blend together at times. But I don't have a problem with night driving. Some times I rather drive at night because there is less traffic.

    James
     
  12. streakanime

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    I have the same problem, haha. I get paranoid and slow down. Especially if I am going up a hill at night. The headlights make it hard to see absolutely ANYTHING. My husband refuses to let me drive at night because of how freaked out it makes me. I am sure the paranoia is mostly because I cannot see. :eek:
     
  13. pilot2fly

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    Speaking of night vision, my buddy is installing a system on his Cherokee. He's got a front and rear facing night vision camera so he can drive in blackout conditions on the trails at night. Usually these trails are not open for the public.
     
  14. Leon Boone

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    I just recently got glasses and need to wear them at night now. I know exactly how you feel. I haven't ever wore glasses at night but now I can see why it sucks. The lenses I got do have the ant glare on them but I don't think it helps too much. I can't compare them to anything else because its my first pair but I can't imagine glasses without the anti glare coating.
     
  15. Leon Boone

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    Also not to hijack the thread but I would be curious as to how the night vision on the Cherokee works out. I have a Cherokee and something like that would be sweet. It would be so fun to be able to drive in blackout conditions.
     
  16. tommymac

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    I don't think I have night vision issues, but, for some reason, other drivers love to hit me in the eyes with their high beams.
     
  17. pilot2fly

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    Leon, I'll definitely let you know. I haven't gotten a chance to ride in it yet, but I will be able to next weekend. He says it works great and he doesn't need lights or anything. I want to see for myself though.
     
  18. tommymac

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    The one thing that really gets to me is night driving in the pouring rain. Ugh. I wish there were a better way.
     
  19. pilot2fly

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    Yeah it's tough. I always tend to drive slower in the pouring rain. I was on the interstate one time and it rained so hard we couldn't see 50 feet in front of us. Everyone went from 75 MPH to 25 MPH immediately. I ended up having to pull over it got so bad.
     
  20. shadowventure

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    I do not like driving at night either. I can not see that well from a far distance and sometimes the streets where I live are not well lit. It's much harder to drive when its so dark and the lighting is not good enough to see.
     
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