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Anti Glare Glasses – Are They Worth It?

Winter is closing in, which means poorer visibility as the days darken. This can make driving safely more of a challenge. In fact, according to a RAC survey, almost 15% of UK drivers have had a close call while driving due to the glare of headlights or street lights. So how can night time driving glasses help?

Goodbye Glare

Night time driving glasses are also known as anti reflective coating glasses. The name speaks for itself. These glasses have a special anti-reflective coating on the front and back of the lenses. This considerably reduces or eliminates light reflecting off your lenses. Reflected light is what causes glare, which can be distracting, discomforting or disabling – and none of these are good news when you’re driving. It’s why headlights, rear lights and street lights at night can appear glaringly distracting, quite literally.

Standard lenses without this special coating reflect 8–12% of light. This seemingly small reduction in the amount of unreflected light that enters your eyes can make a considerable difference in low light conditions.

Anti-reflective coating glasses therefore allow more clear light to enter your eyes and reduce intense reflected light, namely glare. This ultimately results in clearer vision – something that is especially important when driving at night.

Added Benefits

Glasses specially designed to reduce glare aren’t just great for driving in low light conditions, they also look better on your face. This is because they prevent light reflecting off your lenses, so when someone looks at you, they can see your eyes clearly, instead of being distracted by reflections from your lenses.

Anti-glare coatings can also help reduce glare from digital screens, which is known to contribute to digital eye strain, especially if you spend hours every day looking into a screen.

The Verdict

So, are anti glare glasses worth it? We certainly think so. To find out more about anti-glare lenses, get in touch with Murray Opticians in Drumchapel, Glasgow.