Friday, November 22, 2013

Cataracts Cause Night Driving Problems

Cataracts can cause significant problems with night driving. “Somewhat often, patients with cataracts tell me that their night driving problems are quite disturbing,” said Cataract Surgeon Scott Buck, M.D. of Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center. “For most people-driving at night is already difficult enough-without cataracts. Decreased ambient lighting and especially darkness 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,” Dr. Buck further explained. “So, if you are becoming fearful or uncomfortable with night driving  and have been told that you have the beginning of a cataract, it might well be time to consider whether cataract surgery might be a good option to help you regain your night driving confidence,” Dr. Buck recommended.

If you or someone you know feels they have night driving problems that might be related to cataracts or has a question about cataracts, cataract surgery or lens implants please feel free to schedule an eye exam by calling Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center at 219-464-8223, or visit Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center or

Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center offices are located at 522 Marquette Street, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383 and 1001 South Edgewood Drive, Knox, Indiana 46354.