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Irum_J98
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Driving

Postby Irum_J98 » Fri 28 Jun 2019 10:30 pm

How do you guys find it driving in the dark? Do you see halos around headlights and lampposts?

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Anne Klepacz
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Re: Driving

Postby Anne Klepacz » Sun 30 Jun 2019 12:56 pm

I gave up driving in the dark for that very reason, because I no longer felt safe in those conditions. It's a very common symptom of KC. Contact lenses can reduce the effect, but often can't get rid of it altogether.

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Re: Driving

Postby dixonl88 » Mon 22 Jul 2019 9:02 am

Yep - I have the same problem.

I've found getting a pair of yellow specs that I wear for driving at night helps a bit but I tend to plan my day not to drive at night and driving at night in the rain is a big no-no for me

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Re: Driving

Postby CrippsCorner » Wed 31 Jul 2019 1:42 pm

Pretty much impossible. I drive around my local town if I absolutely have to, but would never venture on to roads unknown. Try driving with RGPs; it's like something out of Star Wars!


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