This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of EyePromise vizual EDGE. All opinions are my own.
I started having some challenges seeing at night when I was in my mid-20s. Since I had 20/20 vision the last time I was checked, the optometrist said it's most likely caused by eye strain since I work in front of a computer all day. He prescribed me computer glasses, but I very rarely remember to wear them.
Now that Daylight Savings time is here and it gets dark so early, driving in the dark is something that is unavoidable. It doesn't help that we live on a street without streetlights, and our whole end of town is pretty dark.
I discovered I'm not alone in my night driving vision challenges. According to one survey, 40% of drivers over the age of 40 are not comfortable driving at night! I'm not over 40, but I didn't realize the numbers were that high.
There are 3 different types of issues people experience with night driving:
- Low light, which makes it more challenging for your eyes to distinguish contrast and gauge accurate distance and objects
- Glare disability and recovery, which makes it more difficult to see when glare is coming from oncoming headlights and also takes longer for your eyes to adjust after the glare.
- Reaction time, which makes it harder to react quickly and make safe decisions since 90% of a driver's reaction time depends on vision
Do you experience any of these challenges? You can check out this infographic for more details about why vision is so important to safe night driving.
Did you know that scientific studies have shown that nutrition plays a significant role in visual performance? The 2 nutrients specifically related to vision are zeaxanthin and lutein, carotenoids that compose the macular pigment (the part of your eye that protects vision). Trace amounts of these nutrients are located in foods such as leafy greens, corn, eggs and red, orange and yellow peppers. However, it's still very challenging for people to consume enough of these nutrients, so optometrists recommend a nutritional supplement like EyePromise vizual EDGE.
The EyePromise vizual EDGE supplement offers the greatest levels of dietary zeaxanthin available on the market. It has been scientifically proven to improve night driving visual performance, including all three areas we talked about above the infographic. If you add EyePromise vizual EDGE to your vitamin regiment for 90 days, the company says you’ll see a reduction in glare and improve recovery time when glare does occur.
If you have night driving vision challenges, look into EyePromise vizual EDGE.
Enter the Giveaway
To thank you for checking out EyePromise vizual EDGE, EyePromise is giving 3 of my readers a Night Driving Confidence Kit, which includes car emergency tool/flashlight, headlight towel, EyePromise sport bag, coupon for EyePromise vizual EDGE and more! This giveaway is open to US residents only and runs through November 16, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST (8:59 pm PST). Enter via the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!