We offer a choice for your driving clip-on lenses between:
- Visionaries polarised spring-fit clip on sunglasses
- Polarised flip up sunglasses
- Night driving clip on flip up lenses
Options for daytime driving
The polarising lenses in our grey, brown, copper and yellow tinted clip on sunglasses act like a microscopic venetian blind to reduce the sun’s glare by up to 99.97%. This is particularly important when driving where reflected glare from road surfaces and car bonnets can be a severe hazard and cause eye fatigue.
We sell four polarised lens colours, each one optimised for use in different light conditions, as explained below.
Driving in continuous full sun
For driving in summer in bright, sunny conditions where intense reflected sunlight is a problem, use the polarised smoke grey lenses.
These lenses are designed for intensive sunlight conditions. Their low visible transmittance, combined with 99% polariser efficiency, provide maximum protection against the sun.
Polarized grey lenses reduce light intensity, while maintaining original colour, with no distortion. They relieve glare and increase contrast.
Driving in moderate to bright sun
Polarised brown lenses are good for driving in moderate to bright light conditions.
This lens tint gives enhanced contrast and depth perception, making it a popular choice for driving.
Driving in hazy sun and light cloud
Copper lenses are good for driving in hazy sun and variable light conditions, making them a versatile choice for spring and autumn driving.
The copper lens tint results in enhanced reds such as traffic lights and car brake lights.
The lenses enhance colour contrast sensitivity and give you a sharper image under hazy weather conditions. Because our lenses our polarised, they significantly reduce the sun’s glare.
Driving in hazy and misty conditions
Yellow polarised clip on lenses are an excellent choice for winter driving in daylight in poor weather.
The yellow/brown filter gives you sharper vision in misty, rainy or dull conditions, while the polarisation virtually eliminates the glare from low angle sun or car headlights.
This is the ideal combination for the winter when glare can be a problem but equally there are dark shadows cast by the low angle sun. It also improves your vision if you are driving along the motorway in rainy conditions when there is poor visibility due to spray.
Driving at night - NEW PRODUCT
We have just introduced a model of clip on flip up lenses with blue light blocking lenses.
Reducing headlight glare
When you wear these lenses, it doesn't darken your view noticeably yet it does diffuse and soften harsh sources of bright light including headlights and the light emitted from digital devices.
We have been trialling them and believe that they are suited on one hand to reduce headlight glare while night driving and also for making your viewing of PC, tablet and mobile displays more comfortable.
Many companies advertise so called "night driving glasses" for headlight glare. Almost exclusively they have a pale yellow tint.
We do not advise using ANY tinted clip on sunglasses for night driving (including those tinted grey, brown, copper, or yellow). Tinted sunglasses are intended for driving in daylight only.
This is based on the safety advice in the Highway Code and that from motoring organisations. Both sources state that tinted sunglasses should not be used for driving at night because any tint, even a light one, will reduce the amount of light reaching the eye, reducing visibility.
However, we think that our blue light blocking lenses described above can play a valuable role in improving night driving safety because they filter out harsh blue light without darkening your view of the road.
Like all our clip on lenses, they are refundable if you return them within 14 days of purchase. This gives you an opportunity to trial them to decide whether they help your vision as stated.