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tali1

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4,215 posts

81 months

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Wednesday 5th December 2007 quote quote all
my night time driving vision with glasses needs improving , luckily i drive 99% of time on very familiar roads.
however i have seen this productUsing “night-
http://www.hss.uk.net/index.php?main_page=prod uct_info&products_id=2803
anyone with experience of anti -glare glasses?(im a bit dubious about the company selling them) or I've heard of a coating that opticians apply to existing glasses?how much should that cost -is it cheaper online?, anyone have these anti -glare glasses/coatings?
however i have read that these anti- glare glasses are a gimmick and actually make driving worse.
"Using “night-driving” glasses.
Some marketers offer specially tinted glasses
(usually yellow) that supposedly block the
wavelengths of light responsible for most
troublesome glare. Unfortunately, no matter
what their tint, these glasses also reduce the
amount of light that reaches your eyes, and
you need light to see. While these glasses
may reduce glare, they also reduce your night
vision overall—hardly a safe bargain."


any info appreciated

stigmundfreud

21,277 posts

90 months

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I have antiglare/reflective coating on all my lenses and it makes a huge difference in my experience. You dont get any rebound light reflecting back into your eye - also people can see your eyes if talking to you with light coming from behind them.

Definitely worth it, had it for a few years - nothing special for driving, just standard antiglare/reflection stuff. Night vision is certainly helped - does nothing to cool down the light temp of headlights though

flemke

18,947 posts

117 months

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They appear to be a standard yellow tint.
If so, they don't help at night. However, they are great for cloudy, grey, rainy days - in other words, normal British weather.

Parrot of Doom

23,075 posts

114 months

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How old are you? Eyesight degenerates with age. I'd recommend the only person to ask would be your optician.

flemke

18,947 posts

117 months

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Just go to a good bike or ski shop on a grey, rainy day. Try on a pair of plain yellow tints outside - you will immediately see a difference.
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morebeanz

3,028 posts

116 months

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flemke said:
Just go to a good bike or ski shop on a grey, rainy day. Try on a pair of plain yellow tints outside - you will immediately see a difference.
Absolutely true, but not helpful at night.

You can get an anti-reflection coating for glasses that is completely clear. This is usually used on prescription glasses,and especially if you work in an office environment. I have it on all of my glasses and it is great, but very delicate. I don't find it makes significant difference at night when driving, the glare comes from many reflections, off many surfaces.

SVS

2,188 posts

151 months

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Coming back to an old topic, Hoya has launched its top-end driving lenses for glasses:

www.hoya.co.uk/index.php?SID=4cd8064e27a7b91379981...

Photochromic lenses, for example, do not darken in a car because the windscreen blocks out the necessary UV light. Polarised lenses will neutralise blinding glare, but they cannot adapt to varying light conditions. Traditional fixed tint sunglasses may not give adequate glare protection. Now, for the first time, polarisation and
photochromic technologies have been combined in perfect harmony to allow complete control in changing light conditions.

Drivewear from Hoya, gives protection from glare and provides high contrast vision, resulting in less stress and fatigue whilst driving.


As for night driving glasses, according to my optician, the only ones that appear to offer genuine benefit are TAG Heuer's Night Lenses:
www.tagheuer.com/eyewear/index.lbl

Tag Heuer Avant-Garde Eyewear has created Squadra Night Vision, equipped and engineered with the world’s first ophthalmic mask and universal nocturnal myopia, to enhance contrast at night.

The one-piece lens is fitted with arms of titanium, elastomer and soft rubber, and is is firm enough to hold your head and flexible enough to fit under helmets. The best feature of this optics though, is helping reduce eye fatigue and allowing clear vision after the sun sets. Made specifically for night driving, these Squadra glasses were worn by the Audi drivers who won Le Mans this year.


LuS1fer

31,291 posts

125 months

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However much they help or don't, the yellow glasses turn your world greeny-yellow and it drives me crazy.

SVS

2,188 posts

151 months

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I love the yellow - it cheers me up! smile

Though I notice many others use orange ('persimmon') rather than yellow.

checkmate91

485 posts

53 months

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I always thought it best to avoid the oncoming lights (avert your gaze while concentrating on your side of the road) and use their beam where it lights up your side of the road.

I wear both specs and contact lenses. Disappointingly I thought contact lenses would improve my vision at night, actually they didn't...

SVS

2,188 posts

151 months

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Contact lenses won't help particularly. Glasses, however, are a major help if the lenses have an antireflective coating.

checkmate91, I agree with your advice about night driving. Though I find that yellow or persimmon/orange lenses help a lot on overcast days, at dawn and dusk.

Kje889

1 posts

40 months

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You might want to try a supplement to reduce glare. The eye naturally filters out glare by nutrients found in the eye. However, a lot of people have low levels of these nutrients in their eyes so they cannot filter out as much glare. A glare supplement replenishes these nutrients in the eye allowing your to filter out glare naturally.

I can recommend “Glare Guard for Eyes”. You should be able to find it by searching in goggle.

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