- The purpose of this study was to determine the role of vision and visual attention factors in automobile crash involvement.
- This was a prospective, population-based study conducted on 1801 drivers aged 65 to 84 years.
- 120 (6.7%) of the sample drivers were involved in a crash during the observation interval.
- Glare sensitivity and binocular field loss were significant predictors of crash involvement (P < 0.05).
- Participants with moderate or better vision increased glare sensitivity or reduced visual fields were, paradoxically, associated with a reduction in crash risk.
- For participants with poorer levels of vision, increased glare sensitivity or reduced visual fields were associated with increased crash risk.
- Worse UFOV score was associated with increased crash risk.
- Glare sensitivity, visual field loss, and UFOV were significant predictors of crash involvement.
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