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Dear Hyde Eyecare Patients,
In these uncertain times, we wanted to reach out to you personally about what we are doing here at Hyde Eyecare to support you and our employees. As the situation around novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we are doing everything we can to ensure your Health is our top priority as it has always been, the safety and security of our patients and employees remains our highest priority. We take great pride in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene. In response to the coronavirus, we have taken additional measures developed in consultation with global and local public health authorities (including the WHO and CDC) to make our cleaning and hygiene protocols even more rigorous:
• Our team members are receiving ongoing briefings and enhanced operating protocols.
• We have increased the frequency of cleaning & sterilizing our public areas (including exam rooms, optical gallery, lobbies, elevators, private offices, door handles, bathrooms, etc.) and have continued to use hospital-grade disinfectant.
• We have increased the deployment of antibacterial hand sanitizers and wipes. We remain committed to offering you the best eye care possible. We will be flexible if your appointment needs to be rescheduled and will always be here if an eye emergency arises.
At Hyde Eyecare, we believe it is in challenging times like these that the power of good “sight” is needed most of all. We remain committed to serving you and our community for many years to come.
President & CEO, Hyde Eyecare
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What it Means if You're Having Trouble Seeing at Night
Have you noticed a difference in your night vision? Aging, diseases, or eye conditions may be to blame.
Declining Night Vision May Be Related to Aging
Nighttime vision changes are just another unfortunate aspect of aging for many people. If you're in your 40's, 50's, or older, your night vision problems may be due to:
Other Causes of Night Vision Problems
You may also notice a problem with night vision, no matter what your age, for these reasons:
What Can I Do to Improve My Night Vision?
If your declining night vision is due to aging, a few lifestyle changes can help, such as using more lights or brighter lights at night or limiting driving to daylight hours.
Once your optometrist determines the source of your problem, he or she can offer treatments or strategies, such as a change in your eyeglass or contact lens prescription or glasses that reduce glare. Changing medications can be helpful if your night vision issues are linked to prescription drug side effects.
If your problem is caused by glaucoma or another eye disease, treating the underlying disease may improve your symptoms, although you may still have some night vision problems. Cataract surgery may be recommended once your cataracts become so large that they significantly interfere with your vision.
Nighttime vision problems can be a sign of a serious eye condition or disease and should never be ignored. If you've been having trouble seeing well at night, contact us to schedule an eye exam.
Harvard Medical School: Blinded by the Night, 6/07
American Academy of Ophthalmology: Night Vision Problem, 2/15/09
Cleveland Clinic: Is This Why You Can’t See at Night?, 4/30/15
AllAboutVision: Why Is Aging And Night Driving A Problem?