Low Contrast Sensitivity

Low contrast sensitivity is a condition where the eye has trouble distinguishing between different amounts of light and dark. In ordinary situations, this may not be much of a concern, but in certain scenarios, especially night driving, good contrast sensitivity is very important for you to perform safely. If you have a difficult time seeing at night due to this condition, we urge you to get in touch with us at Katonah Eye Care + Aesthetics today.

How Do I Know if I Have Low Contrast Sensitivity?

If you have this condition, you may find that you have trouble seeing while driving at night, or in foggy conditions where light may reflect and create a glare. If the road is not well lit, you may have difficulty seeing pedestrians or obstacles, which could be dangerous. People who have trouble distinguishing contrasts can find it hard to see during the day as well. For example, they may not be able to tell if two similarly colored surfaces are level, which could cause one to trip and fall.

What Are the Causes?

There are a number of conditions that can result in low contrast sensitivity, these include:

  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma

Some people who have refractive surgery like LASIK may also complain of this problem, although some actually report improved contrast sensitivity following this procedure.

Middle age man with low contrast sensitivity wearing glasses

How Do We Treat This Condition?

At Katonah Eye Care + Aesthetics, we have the testing capability to accurately diagnose this issue. If we find that you have poor contrast sensitivity, we will usually recommend glasses with an anti-reflective coating. In some cases, we may suggest glasses with a yellow filter to sharpen contrast.


Why Choose Katonah Eye Care + Aesthetics?

As a full-service eye care center with a licensed optometrist who is also trained as an optician, Katonah Eye Care + Aesthetics is the perfect place to find the right glasses for you. Dr. Steven Gordon knows eyeglasses better than anyone in the Westchester area and can provide you with just the glasses you need, in bold, unique frames that you will love.

Contact Katonah Eye Care + Aesthetics for Low Contrast Sensitivity Treatment in Katonah, NY

Correct your vision, address your low contrast sensitivity and look great with stylish, one-of-a-kind eyeglasses all at one convenient location in Katonah. To schedule your appointment, fill out the form below or give us a call today at (914) 232-5770.