Harvard Health Letter

Ask the doctor: The problem with your night vision

Q. I have trouble seeing things clearly at night. Should I change my glasses, or could it be a more serious eye problem?

A. Particularly as people reach age 60 and older, trouble seeing at night is a common problem. The problem could be with your glasses, or with your eyes.

First, your glasses. Since you last were fitted for glasses, your correction might have changed. Because there's less light at night, the fact that your prescription is no longer accurate can be more apparent at night than during the day.

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