Vision Council of America (VCA) offers the following tips for motorists to help reduce the dangers caused by sun glare:
- Drive cautiously and leave a proper distance to ensure ample reaction time.
- Make it a habit to lower visors to help block some of the reflected light.
- Avoid using high-gloss vinyl cleansers on dashboards.
- Keep the car windshield clean and the windshield washer fluid reservoir full.
- When possible, take an alternate route lined with tress or tall buildings in lieu of one with extreme glare.
- Turn on headlights to reduce the possible poor visibility of oncoming drivers.
- Most importantly, wear sunglasses at all times when sun glare is a problem. Even more important is to wear sunglasses with polarized lenses to reduce glare, and lenses with UV protection to shield the eyes from damage.
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