Night (or early morning) Driving Tips

Daylight hours are slowly going to get longer, but you may still find yourself driving to and from work in the dark! Most of the decisions we make while driving is based on what we see. There are a few things you can do to make driving at night (or early morning) safer. 

  • First, it's important to have your eyes checked on a regular basis to ensure you have the vision correction you need to see your absolute best while driving.
  • Lower your speed and/or following distance when road conditions are less than ideal. At night, our regular surroundings are all the same dark colour so the visual cues to help us estimate depth and distance aren't available when we need to stop quickly.
  • Glare from lights on streets and other cars can be a distraction. An anti-glare coating on your lenses is helpful to have if you're doing a lot of night driving.
  • A clean windshield is extremely important - make sure your wiper blades work properly and well, and ensure you have plenty of washer fluid on hand!
  • Ensure headlights are clean and properly aligned. You know how your windshield gets covered in dirt around the edge where your wiper blades miss? Well, that same amount of dirt is covering your headlights and blocking your headlights from keeping you as safe as they can. 

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Autumn in Sherwood Park

Autumn is by far one of the most beautiful seasons in Sherwood Park. But along with the changing of the leaves, there is also a change in the height of the sun. With the sun being more along the horizon we are all more likely to be hit by the suns intensity and glare while driving.

Over the past few weeks we’ve watch drivers flip down their visors or squint their eyes to try and cope with the changing driving conditions. Not only does this create a dangerous driving situation due to the reduced visibility, but it can also be hard on your eyes.

So with the changing of the season eye-bar reminds everyone to make sure that they change and update their sunglasses. 

Stop by the store to talk with our licensed opticians about the benefits of polarized sunglasses. Besides, you're going to need them for your winter vacation!

 

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