disability glare

disability glare

[dis·ə′bil·əd·ē ‚glār]
(communications)

disability glare

Reduces the ability to perceive the visual information needed for a particular activity. See also: Glare

disability glare

Glare that reduces visual performance and visibility and often is accompanied by discomfort.
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While the building provided ample daylighting, the resulting light levels and contrast ratios often generated disability glare and veiling reflections that hindered the visual acuity required for modern library functions," explains Andert.
This causes disability glare which gets worse with increasing age due to light scatter within the older eye.
Even with 20/20 vision, other aspects of sight, including contrast sensitivity (ability to discern objects of similar contrast), disability glare (reduced visibility of a target due to the presence of a light source elsewhere in the field of view), photophobia (sensitivity to light) and time adapting to darkness, can degrade quality of vision.
Disability glare is the effect associated with reductions in visual performance, but not necessarily coupled with discomfort sensations.
Disability glare from the brightness of these lights results in light scatter within the eye, causing temporary blindness and preventing the driver from seeing the roadway or sidewalk.
No one wants direct sun in the eye; people will use shades to protect against visual and thermal discomfort and to avoid disability glare or veiling reflections.

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