Night driving glasses are special glasses that may help you to see better at night while you’re driving. At Optical4U, we offer high-quality yellow-tinted prescription night driving glasses. Yellow tint glasses can improve night vision by increasing contrast and reducing glare. You also can select an anti-reflective coating or polarized lenses for your night driving glasses from us.
Can Night Driving Glasses Help?
Some experts believe that night driving glasses may hinder your ability to see at night while driving. The yellow lenses make less light reach your eye, making it harder to see.
They are better for helping you see during the day. They filter out blue light, creating greater contrast in daylight conditions. These glasses were created for hunters. They allow hunters to see birds in the sky more easily during the day.
One study from 2019 showed that people wearing night driving glasses had a harder time seeing pedestrians in their path than people who were not wearing night driving glasses. Those wearing the night driving glasses sometimes took up to 1.5 seconds longer to see pedestrians while driving.
How to See Better at Night?
Although night driving glasses may hinder your ability to see in low-light conditions, there are several things you can do to see better at night, including
Clean your windshield. Dirt and dust can make it harder to see. Don't forget to clean the inside too.
Clean your headlights. Dirt covering your headlights can make them appear dimmer.
Maintain your windshield wipers. Replace them at regular intervals and keep them clean.
Clean your glasses. Use a microfiber cleaning cloth to make sure your glasses are clear and easy to see through.
Dim the dashboard lights. This reduces eye strain and helps you see better at night.
Visit your eye doctor often. Keep your glasses or contacts prescription up-to-date, and visit your eye doctor when you have a concern, or at their recommended interval.
Use an anti-reflective coating on your glasses. If you wear glasses already, you can get an anti-reflective coating to help you see better at night. The coating reduces glare from lights at night.
How Night Driving Glasses Work?
Most night driving glasses feature yellow lenses and anti-reflective coating. The yellow tint blocks high-energy visible (HEV) blue light. This type of light is most likely to cause a dazzling effect that can make it hard to see. When an oncoming car has bright headlamps, tinted eyewear can reduce the blinding glare.
Yellow tinted lenses can also increase vision contrast, making it easier to see pedestrians and traffic. However, this effect is more pronounced during the day and provides little vision improvement at night.
An anti-reflective coating decreases the amount of reflective light that passes through lenses, effectively reducing glare. If you already wear glasses, be sure they have an anti-reflective coating. Wearing glasses with an anti-reflective coating will improve glare reduction over glasses without an anti-reflective coating.
Night Driving Glasses FAQs
What glasses are best for driving at night?
Glasses with a yellow tint and anti-reflective coating are the best for driving at night. Blue light-filtering glasses can also be helpful for those who want to reduce the glare of oncoming headlights.
How can I improve my night vision while driving?
You can improve your night vision while driving by making sure that your windshield is clean and streak-free. A dirty windshield can significantly increase the glare from oncoming vehicles. A pair of night driving glasses can also help reduce glare.
However, night driving glasses are generally more helpful to those with prescription lenses. Many say they do little to improve the night driving experience for those who already have 20/20 vision or better.
Do polarized glasses help with night driving?
Yes, polarized glasses can help with night driving. Polarized lenses can reduce the glare of oncoming vehicles. However, if the tint of the glasses is too heavy, polarized glasses can hurt your ability to drive at night by too heavily decreasing incoming light and effectively reducing your vision.
Are blue light glasses good for night driving?
Blue light glasses are good for night driving. If you wear prescription lenses, electing for a pair that includes a blue light filter and an anti-reflective coating can help improve your vision while driving at night by reducing glare.
Why do night driving glasses have yellow lenses?
Night driving lenses are colored yellow because that is the most effective color at neutralizing and filtering out scattered blue light tones from oncoming traffic and streetlights. The yellow tint is also good at providing sharper contrast and definition in low light conditions.
How do night driving glasses work?
Night driving glasses are treated with a UV- and glare-resistant coating that helps to scatter and filter reflected light. They are recommended for people with photosensitive eyes as they can help reduce glare from artificial lighting systems such as headlights and traffic lights.
What to Consider When Buying Night Driving Glasses?
When choosing the perfect pair of night driving glasses that are effective, comfortable, and don't make you look like a glaucoma sufferer, there are a few key considerations that will make a significant difference. After all, you want to get a pair of night driving glasses that you'll actually wear and won't just end up getting crammed in your glovebox with fast food napkins, a dog-eared owner's manual, and five prior car registrations.