• Why do we need driving glasses

Why Do You Need Driving Glasses?

A common distraction for drivers in the early morning and afternoon is sun glare or its technical term "disability glare", light so bright that it prevents you from seeing your surroundings. You may experience this when sun reflects off the bonnet of your car or when bright light suddenly hits as you crest a hill making you feel temporarily blinded. To help control sun glare good quality prescription sunglasses are a must and the best lens to control reflected glare are Xperio polarising lenses.

Driving at night or in low lighting can be particularly dangerous, as objects can fade into the darkness due to poor contrast, disrupting your vision. However, using Essilor Crizal coating helps improve contrast in low light conditions making it easier to drive at night. Likewise on certain Varilux progressive WAVE Technology has been used to improve the contrast sensitivity of progressive lens wearers.

Do Driving Glasses Really Help?

Your general purpose glasses should be able to ensure you can drive safely but the addition of some of the features already discussed like polarising lenses, WAVE Technology and anti-reflection coating, can help by cutting glare, improving contrast in low light and ensuring you have optimal vision through the day and into the night.

Are Driving Glasses Right For You?

If you find yourself struggling to see objects in low lighting while driving or if you have ever experienced temporary blindness from glare during the day, special driving glasses may help you be more focused on the road. We recommend you speak to your optometrist to see if these could work for you.

Having vision troubles while driving?

Visit your nearest optometrist today and ask about the best solution for your needs

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