Night driving glasses: benefits and dangers – Spektrum Glasses

Night driving glasses: benefits and dangers

There are many things that can distract us while driving at night or in poor weather conditions, such as headlights of oncoming cars, glare, and dazzling lights. That’s why more and more drivers are using special glasses that can help them see better when driving at night.

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How night driving glasses help us see better

It can take around 20 minutes for our eyes to adjust to focusing in the dark. Just as it takes a while for your eyes to adjust when you enter a dark room, it also takes time for your eyes to adjust when a headlight appears. In heavy or fast-moving traffic or in the city, your pupils must constantly alternate between light and dark, and may never fully adjust.

Driving glasses usually have yellow-tinted lenses that reduce the reflection, glare, and brightness of lights. Besides that, yellow has minimal impact on the color spectrum and can enhance contrast.

Like regular sunglasses, most night driving glasses also absorb 100% of UVA and UVB rays. Plus, they're built with anti-radiation technology, which decreases eye fatigue and headaches. And they also have an anti-fog coating, as well.

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But be careful

Not all driving glasses can help you drive safely. If the glasses eliminate glare or have dark lenses that block out too much light, they may actually be dangerous to wear at night. The best are those night driving glasses that reduce just the right amount of glare and let most of the light come through to make sure the driver is safe.

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