Maintaining healthy eyes while driving is key to ensuring you don’t injure yourself or others on the road. At Acuity Optical, our ophthalmologist Indio suggest you take certain measures in maintaining that eye health, so you avoid the following systems of drowsiness:

  • Sore eyes
  • Burning sensation in eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Dry eyes
  • Lack of focus
  • Nearsightedness or Myopia
  • Sensitivity
  • Headache and pain in eyes
  • Neck pain or swelling
  • Feeling of drowsiness
  • Astigmatism, feeling out of focus
  • Blurry vision

If you have the above-mentioned symptoms while driving, you should consider relaxing your eyes. Acuity Optical recommends a visit to our Ophthalmologist Indio as a suggestive step before going for a long drive. Let`s look at what is recommended for drivers:

  • If your car’s air conditioner is on, then it can cause more drowsiness. Most drivers, especially on a hot day, prefer having the AC on, but our eye doctor Indio proposes to turn it down, as will dry your eyes and impair your vision.
  • Take intermittent breaks and recharge your vision instead of “pushing through” to your destination. The interesting fact is that we usually romanticize long drives but for a driver, it is not recommended. If you choose to take a long trip, be sure to have someone else with you.
  • You may want to consult a doctor before going on an excessively long drive. Before starting your trip, you will at least have peace of mind that your vision isn’t impaired or will be able to seek further help to repair any issue that arises.
  • Remember to wear sunglasses and utilize your cars visor to avoid any obstructing your view of the road. Our Acuity Optical Ophthalmologist Indio advocate for wearing an approved pair of sunglasses.
  • Drink a lot of water if you feel that your eyes are getting dry or getting tired. You need to keep your body hydrated and drinking water will keep you awake.
  • Take a nap, if possible. If you are driving and you are feeling sleepy and exhausted, then should consider pulling over at a rest stop to rest, as our Ophthalmologist Indio suggest that this will refresh you.
  • Blurry vision at night is common. Most people develop a sensitivity to light when they drive in the evening. If is a problem you find yourself in, then remember that resting and blinking your eyes may be a quick fix.
  • Anti-glare glasses are always recommended for any daytime driving when the sun is out. The reduced light directly into your eyes will help with fatigue.

Acuity Optical eye doctor Indio recommend you to be aware not to drive if you feel at any time you aren’t capable of operating your vehicle safely.

The above recommendations are simple guidelines, but you should still consider a visit to Acuity Optical to ensure your eye health and vision. Book an appointment with Acuity Optical, by visiting our website: