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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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Which clip on sunglasses are best for driving?

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At Eyewear Accessories we often get asked for advice on which clip on sunglasses are best for driving. Here we explain the factors you should consider in deciding which type of clip ons to buy.

Are clip on sunglasses better than prescription sunglasses for driving?

First it's worth addressing the question of whether prescription sunglasses or clip on sunglasses are better for driving.

While prescription sunglasses are a nice to have item, they can represent a formidable cost if you wear varifocal lenses and wish to have your sunglasses polarised.

Aside of the cost issue, prescription sunglasses are a far...

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Flip up sunglasses are best for driving in constantly changing light conditions

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Driving in constantly changing light conditions is tiring at best, and at worst can be a definite safety hazard. How do you optimise your view of the road, when the skies change rapidly from clear and bright to overcast, and when short, intense cloudbursts cause temporary road blindness?

If you wear glasses to drive, the best way to cope with this variable light is to wear polarised flip up sunglasses.

When the sun is intense, you can quickly and safely flip the tinted clip on lenses down. The polarising filter in the lenses also significantly reduces the dazzling effect of...

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Road blindness due to low angle sun is hazardous. Here's how to avoid it.

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Winter is a challenging time for drivers because of the variable light conditions, and especially the glare from the low angle sun.

One moment the sun is out and then there's a shower and the light level drops considerably. Then the sun suddenly reappears and sunlight is reflected from the wet road surface.

The glare is so intense that you experience temporary road blindness and can't see a thing - a serious safety hazard.

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Unfortunately these conditions are most difficult at times when many people are on the road,...

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