Driving at night or in bright conditions can test even the most experienced drivers. The harsh glare from a car headlight or reflection from the road after a heavy downpour can be daunting. This is why we’ve partnered with three of the industry’s leading experts in lens technology to bring you the best options to make you and your family safer on the roads.
How do driving lenses work?
Each brand’s driving lens technology is different, however they all have the same intention, to make you safer and more comfortable when driving. The information below will enable you to make a more informed decision on which would be best for you.
Zeiss have created a lens specifically designed to meet the needs of drivers; Zeiss DriveSafe. It incorporates lens design features and technologies to enhance the wearer’s driving experience. This includes a DuraVision coating, which partially reflects specific wavelengths to reduce glare. They use Luminance Design Technology, which accommodates for the change in pupil size when driving in dark conditions. In addition, these lenses have UV protection to help block against harmful UV rays.
Nikon SeeCoat Drive
Nikon use a coating called, SeeCoat Drive which is applied to their lenses for those experiencing glare when on the road. Using innovative filtering technology, SeeCoat Drive helps to reduce the glare from headlights and streetlights when driving in the dark, improving comfort and confidence for the wearer.
This coating not only provides protection against harsh, fluorescent night lighting, it also provides better vision during the day.
Transitions, are a brand well known for its innovative photochromic technology, which enables their lenses to darken in sunlight. However, unlike their other lenses, Transitions XTRActive will activate to light even behind a car windscreen. Its superior protection not only blocks 100% of UV rays, it also helps protect your eyes from glare, sunlight and car headlights, making it one of the best lens options for driving.
With this lens you have the added benefit of being able to choose from 3 lens colour options, Grey, Brown and Graphite Green.
Transitions lenses are available in single vision, varifocal and flexible reader lenses.
For more information, book an appointment today and speak to our fantastic team at your nearest M&S Optician store