If you own your own car then you may, at one time or another, have wondered about buying a pair of night driving glasses. You also may have asked whether they actually work or not.
With most cars these days being equipped with LED headlights as well as daytime lights it may be dazzling to see lights at night. There are lights that can cut out the glare and the effects of glare and make your driving more pleasant.
Over the years, glasses have changes and many manufacturers now offer anti-reflective glasses.
Night driving glasses are particularly helpful for people who do not enjoy driving at night or are nervous because their eyes are bothered by reflections and glare. Being unsure of your own eyes will make you a nervous driver so getting a good quality pair of night glasses will restore your driving confidence.
Some night driving glasses come in a clip-on style so that you can simply clip them over your regular glasses. You may also find them available in a flip-up style so they can be raised when not needed and dropped down when you want to use them.
Driving at night
Every driver knows that driving at night brings its own set of problems with headlight from oncoming cars remaining on bright until the very last second before dipping them. The dazzling effects can leave your eyes almost temporarily blind until they adjust themselves to the darkness again.
It goes without saying that if you are temporarily blinded (even for that split second) you pose a danger to yourself, your passengers and to people coming the other way, so making use of glasses that improve conditions is something to seriously consider.
It is a good idea to keep your windscreen clean as this will also help to reduce glare and reflections.
Your glasses must also be kept clean and your headlights correctly adjusted so that you do not dazzle oncoming drivers.
So, what’s so special about night driving glasses?
A good pair of night driving glasses will eliminate the reflected beams and neutralise harsh flashes.
Good night glasses will filter out the UV rays and help to keep your field of vision clear, no matter what the time of day. They are excellent for giving clear vision on cloudy days, in heavy rain, at dawn and dusk and in the dead of night.
In the nightguide HD glasses we are told that night driving glasses often have a yellow tint to them. This is designed to reduce the brightness of the white light. Many pairs now have polarised lenses which reduce reflections.
When color is added to night glasses the white becomes easier on the eye and the yellow tint does not severely alter the colour spectrum.
A point to consider here is that night driving glasses are not novelty items and should not be purchased from places which do not have a good reputation. Doing this may leave you with a set of inferior glasses which will break or shatter and cause damage to your eyes. Neither will they do the job they should and may in fact harm your eyes.
You can also wear night driving glasses over your prescription glasses as many of them are make extra large and will cover regular glasses.
Do they work?
People who wear night driving glasses say that they reduce glare effectively. They also take care of dazzle particularly when the eyes are tired.
The yellow tinted lenses are more effective at dealing with foggy and hazy driving conditions.
Night driving glasses enhance the contrast and depth of your vision and boost the eye’s ability to handle glare and reflections. They also eliminate the reflections which are created by the lenses themselves.
Before you start to wear your night driving glasses, you may want to have your eyes checked out by an optician to make sure that all is well with them. You may be able to buy a pair of prescription glasses which has an anti-reflective coating on it.
What to look for in night driving glasses:
· Full UV400 protection
· Polarised lenses
· Anti-reflective coating
· Adjustable nose pad
· Resin based lenses which make them resistant to scratches
· Spring hinged arm for extra comfort
· Unbreakable frame
· Money-back guarantee
To sum up:
Night driving glasses are not novelty items and you should make sure that you buy them from a reputable source.
The yellow color filters out harmful rays and improves clarity. Stay away from dark night glasses as they will simply reduce visibility.
Don’t confuse night driving glasses with night vision goggles. These use infrared to let you see in pitch blackness. Night driving glasses will simply reduce glare and reflections.
Night driving glassed do not normally come as prescription glasses although they are bigger and can usually fit over any regular glasses.
You should only buy your night driving glasses from a reputable dealer. They should offer you a money back guarantee. You should be able to check the review on the glasses before you make your purchase.
Never buy night driving glasses from a ‘bargain basement’ shop as they may be made from inferior material and end up harming your eyes.