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Posted By: rmmack
Total Posts: 221
Joined Date: 5 Jun 2014

Hi Jennyp,  after multiple ops I'm pretty sensitive to light too.  I find these orange sunglasses you can put on top of ordinary specs helpful for night-driving - in fact I use them in daytime too.  They are not expensive and they cut out glare.  Glare is also a factor for night driving.  I used to drive a smallish car but found that even dipped headlights came down into the car and had a big effect.  I now drive a SUV and that is far better - up above headlights.  I have told a few older drivers about this - who do not have glaucoma - and they find it more comfortable too.  Worth a test-drive?  It seems to me that glare affects one far more if cataracts are forming, and having eye ops seems to precipitate cataracts, so that may also play a part?


And while I'm at it, what is with the minute print we have to use to post here?  Is this part of the "I'm not a robot" game?  Life is difficult enough without it.  Good luck with finding a way through.

Posted : 8 May 2019
Posted By: jennyp
Total Posts: 16
Joined Date: 14 Dec 2015

Hi everyone

Can you help ?    I have had iridotomies, SLT and trabs. my eyes are now extremely sensitive to light, I cant drive in the dark and wear sunglasses in bright light. my eyes were sensitive to light before I was diagnosed with glaucoma ( I believe that was one of my symptons) has anyone else similar symptons or effects. I also have difficulty with colour contrast and depth perception if you have the same please let me know 

Many thanks 

Posted : 29 Apr 2019

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