As the dark nights draw in, and more people are driving in the dark, many opticians begin to promote their range of driving lenses, most notably ProVue Drive lenses.
Wait, what are ProVue Drive lenses?
ProVue Drive lenses offer significant reduction of reflections and uncomfortable glare from oncoming traffic. They have a specially designed glare filter and an optional contrast enhancing filter, allowing better contrast in low light conditions. They can help you feel comfortable and confident when driving, knowing that your driving experience will have less dazzle and glare.
But how can you tell if you really need them? Are they going to be a valuable purchase for you or a wasted expense?
Is your vision significantly worse when driving at night?
The ROSPA advise that 40% of accidents occur during the hours of darkness because of reduced visibility and increased difficulty at judging speed and distance. The chance of an accident increases massively if your vision is affected by this darkness. It’s essential that if you require glasses, you wear these at night so that you can ensure you’re as safe on the road as possible. ProVue Drive lenses can help minimise this stress on your vision so that you can have a more relaxed driving experience.
Do you suffer from being dazzled by bad glare from oncoming traffic?
If you have begun to notice that you are being increasingly dazzled by oncoming headlights, then the first thing to do is book an appointment with your optometrist. This is because as we get older, the risk of cataracts can increase, and increased dazzling can be a sign of this. Whilst it’s unlikely, it’s better to be safe than sorry. By explaining this symptom to your optician, they can check your eye health, and then advise you on the best lenses that will combat these symptoms. This could be EnRoute lenses or just standard reflection free lenses.
Have you had your eyes checked in the last 2 years?
If you haven’t had an eye test in the last 2 years, then it is essential you book in with your local Optician. Even the smallest change in your vision can put you and other drivers in increased danger. The NHS recommends having regular eye tests every 2 years, and more often if you suffer from certain medical conditions that can affect your eyesight such as diabetes.
Of course if you feel your vision has changed, or you have any concerns don’t wait…book an appointment today.
If you’re interested in ProVue Drive lenses, we are exclusively stocking them at Glassesonspec. You can grab a pair for just £99 – browse the collection here.