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Our dry eye blog — best clip on sunglasses for driving

Getting dazzled by low angle sun when you're driving? Here's the answer

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I was prompted to write this post having just returned from a car journey when I experienced temporary road blindness due to the sun reflecting strongly from wet roads.

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I scrambled to put the car sun visor down but it always seemed to be in just the wrong place to protect my eyes.

If you wear glasses, there are two recommended options for safe driving in these conditions.

Polarised flip up sunglasses

Yes, flip up sunglasses are definitely the safest way to get protection from glare whilst driving.

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How to solve the problem of low angle glare from the sun while driving

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It's good to see the sun, but it can cause serious problems for safe, comfortable driving, especially when it is at a low angle in winter.

All drivers will have encountered the problem of temporary road blindness when they suddenly get blitzed by the sun, particularly in the last hour of driving before dusk. You can find that your vision of the road is suddenly cut off because of the glare, and that can and does lead to accidents.

The danger is particularly great during spells of changeable weather, when the road surface is wet and reflects glare from the sun...

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Visionaries clip on sunglasses or prescription sunglasses - which is the better buy?

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Recently I had to buy a new pair of varifocals because my prescription had changed. Even though I bought cheap frames, the cost still came to just under £250, which was a bit of a shock.

I have been wearing spring-fit polarised clip-ons for the last 10 years whenever I needed sun protection and I've been pretty pleased with them.

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However, this time I thought I'd look into the possibility of getting a second pair of prescription glasses with tinted lenses. After doing some research on the benefits of each option, I soon realised that it...

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Why our polarised clip on sunglasses are the best for cutting out glare

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Polarised clip on sunglasses from Eyewear Accessories are a really effective way to cut down glare.

Our quality polarised clip on sunglasses meet or exceed all international standards of optical clarity, durability, and safety. Our lenses are designed to ensure that the polarised horizontal axis is never compromised for maximum visual comfort.

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Not all polarised lenses are the same

What many people don't realise is that when a product is advertised as having polarised lenses, it may not cut glare particularly well if it is low cost product.

When looking for polarised clip on sunglasses, you should therefore avoid products...

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Five reasons why our flip up sunglasses are better for driving than prescription sunglasses

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Here are 5 good reasons why it pays to buy a pair of our flip up sunglasses for driving rather than buy prescription sunglasses.

1. Much less expensive option

Our flip up sunglasses are a fraction of the cost of polarised prescription sunglasses.

At only £19.99 plus postage, our flip up sunglasses have optical quality polarised lenses. You can buy several pairs and it is still cheaper than prescription sunglasses.

2. They work better

Many prescription sunglasses have light-reactive lenses. They do not darken when you are driving, because the windscreen blocks the UV light.

So many of our customers have light-reactive...

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