Do driving glasses offer better vision?
By Thabang Lungile Malambe - B.Optom (UJ)
Driving is a big part of many of our lives and clear, comfortable vision is an important aspect of driving safety.
Glasses can significantly impact the quality of our vision while driving, thereby directly impacting your safety on the road.
Why do you need driving glasses?
One of the most common problems for drivers is glare that can be defined as a reflection of light that can create eye strain, impede vision and make the surface it is reflected off difficult to see.
- Or simply put; a bright shining light, when driving in the dark or when the sun reflects off the hood of a car during the day. -
Contrast sensitivity looks at how well a person can see in low contrast lighting conditions including when there is fog present, at night and when glare is present making it an important aspect in providing for sharper and safer driving conditions
Do driving glasses actually help?
These driving glasses are specially designed to make the driving experience safer by cutting down on the glare allowing you to pick up objects in low lighting and providing optimal vision throughout the day.
The anti-glare coating on these lenses helps to reduce the glare experienced during night time driving from the street lights or head lamps from oncoming cars.
Driving glasses help to reduce the harmful UV and Blue light.
DISCUSS THESE OPTIONS WITH YOUR SPECTACLE WAREHOUSE OPTOMETRIST:
These are lenses designed for safe and clear driving throughout the day and night.
Up to 90 % less reflection compared to ordinary lenses, reducing the reflection and glare caused by surrounding lights.
Provide optimal vision during the day with a lens that minimizes; scratches, UV light.
RODENSTOCK DRIVING LENSES
Provides for sharp and high contrast vision in poor lighting conditions.
Reduces the dazzling effect caused by LED headlights.
Good Spatial vision thanks to its individual power optimization.
A good companion in day to day activities such as at work and shopping.
If you struggle identifying objects when driving at night, or experience struggle to focus your eyes in bright reflective lights when on the road …… these driving glasses may just be what you need!!
CONTACT YOUR OPTOMETRIST TO FIND YOUR PERFECT DRIVING GLASSES!