any - night driving glasses - barney100

Anyone any knowledge of night driving glasses? Do they work and if so any product recommendations?

any - night driving glasses - Bromptonaut

The issue has been discussed here before:

www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?t=107527

www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?t=45048

A Google search will find similar debates in other forums.

any - night driving glasses - sandy56

I have a paid of yellow night driving glasses. I found they make very little difference in night driving. I used them a few times but now dont bother.

any - night driving glasses - badbusdriver

I'm going to take a punt and assume you are not talking about proper 'night vision', and that you are not planning to drive about with no lights on in stealth mode?!.

If you mean the glasses you can buy with yellow lenses, i have had some experience of using those while cycling, but they don't make any difference in darkness, only in low light conditions. You may well get ones which are supposed to help in darkness, but i'm not sure i would put much faith in any such claims. Bear in mind that if the glasses enhance your vision in the dark, any headlights coming towards you may temporarily blind you!.

any - night driving glasses - gordonbennet

Best things i've found for night driving are spotlessly clean windows inside and out, plus clean mirrors, well adjusted headlights, and have if necessary replaced my windscreens if scratched out of my own pocket, cheaper then you might think if you avoid the big advertisers and use the local chap the car trade uses.

any - night driving glasses - RT

Best things i've found for night driving are spotlessly clean windows inside and out, plus clean mirrors, well adjusted headlights, and have if necessary replaced my windscreens if scratched out of my own pocket, cheaper then you might think if you avoid the big advertisers and use the local chap the car trade uses.

Yes - also spotlessly clean glasses if worn - and an eyesight test every two years.

any - night driving glasses - veloceman
There are several night driving tints available from high street Opticians. In my opinion these are not much use. Any tint will reduce the amount of light passing through the lens, hence a reduction of contrast.
However a good Multilayer reflection free coating is essential to reduce glare from oncoming head lights.
any - night driving glasses - corax
However a good Multilayer reflection free coating is essential to reduce glare from oncoming head lights.

Agreed. Sometime ago I wore an old pair of spare glasses while my new ones were being made. They had no anti reflection coating and were horrendous at night, spreading the glare across the lenses.

any - night driving glasses - Engineer Andy
However a good Multilayer reflection free coating is essential to reduce glare from oncoming head lights.

Agreed. Sometime ago I wore an old pair of spare glasses while my new ones were being made. They had no anti reflection coating and were horrendous at night, spreading the glare across the lenses.

I quite agree, even if it means paying a bit more (some shops, especially those at the more 'discount' end of the range make this an extra), often only a tenner max.

I find, as someone with lighter-coloured irises (I think that's why, anyway) who was difficulty adapting quickly from darkness to bright light conditions (or the opposite way around), I need both a coating to reduce glare and those nice 'reactolite' (or similar) lenses that quickly go dark in high ambient brightness conditions and back again, such as going through tunnels on bright days or in winter when the sun is bright but low in the sky.

Far better than my 'old' system I used during my early years of driving when I had two pairs of glasses (it worked out cheaper back then to do so), one for general use and one prescription sunglasses. I would not advise changing over glasses as you drive!

any - night driving glasses - Theophilus

I'm also in the sceptics camp - they may reduce glare by lowering light transmission, but by the same token will reduce visibility in poorly lit / night surroundings.

Looking back at the 2014 thread, I note that Scot (who posed the similar question) ended the thread stating that he had purchased a pair of "night driving glasses" and was pleased with his purchase ... I woould be interested to hear whether 3 years on he is still wearing them when driving at night?

 

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