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Don't rely on your car's sun visors to block low angle glare

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Reflected glare from low angle sunlight shining on wet roads represents a serious driving habit. The sun comes out suddenly and the wet road surface ahead acts like a mirror, dazzling you with glare and causing temporary blindness.

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Your instinctive reaction is probably to take one hand off the wheel to shield your eyes, or to pull down the car's sun visors. The trouble is that the car visors often seem to be not in quite the right position to block the glare, or they obscure your vision too much.

A safer and more flexible way to equip yourself for safe driving in these conditions is to get a good pair of polarised flip up sunglasses (if you wear glasses to drive, that is).

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You can flip the lenses down to help you drive when the sun is dazzling you, and when the next cloud comes over, simply flip them up out of the way again to give clear, unshaded vision.

Flip up sunglasses are an essential tool for safe winter driving

It's safe to say that flip up sunglasses play a real contribution to driving safety and comfort, particularly in winter time when the sun is at a low angle and in conditions of sunshine and showers.

It is important to get flip up sunglasses with optical quality lenses, not a cheap pair that appears to be a bargain on Ebay, because the quality of the polarisation determines how effectively the lenses block reflected glare.

For a wide range of optical quality flip up sunglasses that fit many different shapes and sizes of glasses, visit the online store of independent UK retailer Eyewear Accessories Ltd of Devon.



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