Our eyes change as they age. It’s harder for them to absorb the same amount of light as they used to. So while we may find we need more light shining on the things we want to see, we also may notice that we want less light on the things that we don’t. That extra light, shining where we don’t need it, is called glare.
You may have noticed places where glare is already a problem: in big stores with bright fluorescent lights, or out in the yard on a really sunny day. Glare can tire out our eyes and even reduce the contrast and clarity of things we want to see. So reducing glare can change the way we see for the better.
Glare sensitivity usually comes on slowly. That means we may not even realize how much glare is interfering with our vision. So changes that reduce glare at home can make a surprising difference. Let’s look at lighting first.
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