Glasses for night driving
According to ROSPA, 40% of road collisions happen in the dark. The biggest problems are low levels of contrast and dazzle. As winter nights start to draw in, it’s especially important to make sure that you are prepared and to minimise the risks.
Here are some hints and tips for safe night driving from SPECS network:
- Never wear sunglasses when driving at night. Reducing the amount of light getting to your eyes just makes it harder to see what is going on and can be extremely dangerous.
- Keep your windscreen clean inside and outside. A dirty and smudged windscreen reduces the levels of light and makes dazzle worse.
- Keep your headlights clean. Even a little dirt on the lights can seriously reduce illumination and visibility.
- Get your eyes checked by an optician. Conditions such as short-sigthedness, astigmatism, cataracts, and age-related problems such as presbyopia make night driving even more difficult.
- So, be safe and make sure you get a checkup and advice from a professional like Coley Opticians
If you wear glasses, glare can be a real problem when driving at night. The latest generation of anti-reflection coated lenses can make an enormous difference. By reducing the reflection of light these coatings allow more light to pass through to the eye so vision is clearer, especially at night. They also help to reduce dazzle and glare.
So for night driving, stay safe, stay comfortable.