From the January 1978 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

'Blind' on One Drink?

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Recent investigations have shown that even moderate doses of alcohol may possibly adversely affect vision in such a way as to impair driving ability. The research of optometrist Anthony J. Adams and his colleagues at the University of California and at the Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco indicates that drinking, even in moderation, causes temporary but important changes in recovery from glare, identifying and visually tracking moving objects, and distinguishing between some color hues.

-- NIAAA Information & Feature Ser

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