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Yellow-lens Night-driving Glasses Did Not Improve Visibility, Reduce Headlight Glare

by Colleen Fleiss on August 2, 2019 at 12:09 AM
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Yellow-lens Night-driving Glasses Did Not Improve Visibility, Reduce Headlight Glare

Yellow-lens night-driving glasses were found to be ineffective in improving pedestrian detection at night or reducing the negative association between headlight glare and pedestrian detection performance, revealed study published in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Study findings do not appear to support having eye care professionals advise patients to use yellow-lens night-driving glasses.

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What The Study Did: With the use of a driving simulator, three commercially available yellow-lens night-driving glasses were compared with clear lenses to examine their ability to detect pedestrians or reduce the negative effects of headlight glare. The study included 22 participants.

Authors: Alex D. Hwang, Ph.D., of Harvard Medical School in Boston, is the corresponding author. (doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.2893)

Editor's Note: The article includes funding/support disclosures. Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, financial disclosures, funding and support, etc.

Source: Eurekalert
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