Monday, November 4, 2013

Cataracts & Night Driving Problems

“Night driving problems without cataracts can be challenging,” commented Birmingham Cataract Specialist Marc Michelson, M.D. of Alabama Eye & Cataract Center. “With cataracts, night driving problems are even more troubling because reduced lighting can cause you to misjudge distances and boundaries like the edge of the road as well as cataracts simply causing an overall dimming of your vision,” Dr. Michelson explained. “Patients who have been told that they have the beginning of a cataract and who are becoming fearful or uncomfortable driving at night should consider whether cataract surgery might be a good option to help regain their night driving comfort and safety level,” Dr. Michelson recommended.

If you or someone you know feels they have night driving problems that might be related to cataracts or has a question about cataracts, cataract surgery or lens implants please feel free to schedule an eye exam by calling Alabama Eye & Cataract Center in Birmingham at 205-930-0930, visiting Alabama Eye & Cataract Center or

Michelson Laser Vision, 327 Summit Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama 35243 and Alabama Eye & Cataract Center, 1201 11th Avenue S, Suite 501, Birmingham, Alabama 35205 are leading eye care centers in Birmingham.