Dry Eye Disease and Driving

Many of our readers have been asking if they can still drive if they have dry eye disease. We decided to write an article on this topic to address our readers concerns. As always, please feel free to contact us to submit questions if you ever think of any.
According to numerous studies, Dry Eye Disease has been the cause of multiple car accidents as of late. According to a prominent Maryland car accident attorney, Bruce Robinson, he found that you are more likely to be in a car accident if you have severe dry eye disease. And that’s never good considering how dangerous the roads already are. Side note: Now none of this information should be taken as medical advice, but it is just our opinion. That’ being said, you can imagine how a dry, crusty eye can be problematic when you’re trying to drive. Also, you less likely to see hazardous conditions on the road if you indeed are suffering from severe dry eye disease.

Can I still drive with dry eye disease?

The simple answer is yes, you can. It shouldn’t be too much of a problem because most cases of dry eye disease aren’t going to make a difference in your ability to drive. You won’t get pulled over and it won’t be an exemption to drive on your license. That being said, if your eyes are near crusted shut, you probably shouldn’t be out on the road. But that’s common sense (we hope!)

If you get into an accident cause by dry eye disease, you should contact your insurance company right away. Again, this is not medical or legal advice, just our opinion. ┬áBut it is something you should take into consideration (getting help and cures for your dry eye disease) if it’s effecting your vision. We wrote a few article on using nutrition to cure dry eye disease, as well as common causes of it. The first step is to become educated, and the second step is to become aware, until finally, you can find solutions to this disease.

It is our hope that you help us spread this message and help us spread the word about dry eye disease. We wouldn’t want anyone’s driving to be impaired by this condition, so hopefully you felt this article was helpful!