Moderate or advanced glaucoma can
affect driving safety according to research noted in the American
Journal of Ophthalmology. Patients with bilateral
moderate or advanced glaucoma are at risk for unsafe driving. For this
reason we now suggest a very careful evaluation for those glaucoma patients who
might be at risk so that we can evaluate driving safety of these patients.
Glaucoma, especially in more advanced stages can reduce peripheral vision as
well as contrast and make driving particularly difficult-especially in dim
illumination. Our goal is to help all patients avoid vision loss from glaucoma
by asking that you schedule regular eye examinations with glaucoma testing as
often your eye doctor suggests. This will depend on the overall health of your
eyes, your family history, your general health and many other glaucoma riskfactors your eye doctor may identify. The key to preventing vision loss from
glaucoma is early detection, diagnoses and treatment.