Do Halos and Glare Hinder Your Vision?

June 22, 2022

Halos don’t appear only above angels. Eyes sometimes see these bright circles when you’re looking at bright lights in a dark or dim environment, such as headlights at night. Glare makes light scatter in your eyes, which makes sharp images fuzzy, usually during the daytime and sometimes in dim environments. The halos and glare hamper your vision. Bright lights may force you to squint, avert your eyes and even tear up. 

You can rely on the office of Drs. Chandler & Davis for excellent optometric care. All of our clients sense the quality of our services as soon as they walk through our doors. Our friendly staff looks forward to meeting you and providing you with tailored service, devotion and attention to detail. 

Annoying glare and halos have several sources. 

Early-stage cataracts can create halos and make light scatter instead of focus, resulting in blurred vision. Other culprits are nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Having had radial keratotomy (an older form of refractive or vision-correction surgery) might be to blame. Simple situations can make glare distracting: driving into the sun or gazing at a clear, flat, sun-drenched surface, such as a beach or a field covered in snow. 

But you needn’t put up with these visual annoyances. 

Someone whose eyes don’t properly focus light on his/her retinas due to being nearsighted or farsighted can be fitted with prescription eyeglasses with anti-reflective coating to minimize glare. 

Sunglasses (prescription and non-prescription) with polarized lenses are terrific at combating glare from the sun and bodies of water that reflect a bright sky. An optician will help you choose the best color of polarization and shape of frames. 

While driving, tinted window shades and shaded sun visors are effective against the harsh summer sun. 

At the office of Drs. Chandler & Davis our skilled and experienced team members are here to help. We want what you want: excellent outcomes. Please don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment today.