Thursday, April 10, 2008

Reducing Sun Glare When you Drive

Avoid sun glare when driving, and you might also avoid an accident.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 80 percent of accidents occur within three seconds of some form of distraction. That includes cell phones, adjusting the radio, dashboard dining, changing the heating or air conditioning, smoking, personal grooming, driving when tired -- and sun glare.

Driving glasses from Drivewear Technology can't do anything about cell phone distraction, but can fix the sun glare problem, with lenses that lighten and darken for road conditions from overcast to daylight to bright light.

The glasses combines two technologies: photochromic, which is activated by light, and polarization, which eliminates glare.

Drivewear lenses change color to best fit the light conditions; high contrast yellow-green in overcast conditions, copper for bright conditions behind the windshield of a car, and dark reddish-brown in bright outdoor light.

Equally important to eye health, the glasses block 100 percent of ultraviolet light, both UV A and UV B.

According to the Vision Council of America, the sun is one of the most overlooked dangers while driving, particularly during the height of morning and evening commutes. Thousands of people are injured each year, some fatally, as a result of glare.

Drivewear lenses are available as both prescription and non-prescription sun lenses.

1 comment:

Amy said...

Hi there - I work in Sales & Marketing at Younger Optics, manufacturer of Drivewear lenses. Thank you for your mention of Drivewear® lenses, Activated by Transitions®.

Drivewear is truly a revolutionary new technology, as it is the first lens to combine the benefits of polarization (lenses which block glare) and photochromics (lenses which darken in the sun) to create a sunlens uniquely suited for driving.

Since we introduced Drivewear last year, Younger has received hundreds of personal testimonials from all over the world from both eyecare professionals and consumers, telling us how much they love their Drivewear sunlenses.

If you would like to learn more about Drivewear lenses, please visit our website at

Amy Rosner