This application is useful to driver rehabilitation specialists who perform vision screening as part of their evaluations.
"I use the Night Glare app with patients who I am concerned about night vision and/or who have an eye disease."
- Kristin Nichols, Registered and Licensed Occupational Therapist and Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist
An important benefit of the app is that it can make it easier to discuss the hazards of driving at night with elderly family members and friends.
A survey from the National Safety Council and Caring.com found that adult children ranked talking to elderly parents about their driving more difficult than talking to them about selling their house or even funeral wishes.
More than half of adult children of senior drivers say they are concerned about their parents' driving habits but only 23% have had a discussion with their parents about driving abilities, according to a survey conducted by Liberty Mutual Insurance.
HOW TO USE
. Use the app in a dark room with your best vision.
. While seated, place your mobile device on the floor between your feet.
. Test with both eyes and then each eye individually.
. During the test, if you see glare from the central light that extends to the outer circle, we recommend that you consult with your eye care professional.
Please share this test with your family members and friends. Nearly one in three drivers reports having difficulty seeing at night when driving, according to a study conducted on behalf of Road & Travel Magazine and Acuvue contact lenses.
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