One of the most essential aspects of being a safe driver is being aware of what’s happening on the road. If you can’t see clearly, you can’t drive safely. How good do you think your vision is? What about at night? What about when it’s raining? If you’ve ever squinted at a sign while driving, you know how important clear vision can be.
Thinking about how eyesight can affect your performance on the road is a common concern. “Forty-seven percent of American drivers consider their vision not perfect or preventing them from driving/riding in full safety during the day.”* And 22% of American drivers say their vision isn’t good enough for them to feel confident driving at night.*
If you don’t feel 100% comfortable with driving because of your eyesight, don’t risk it; schedule an annual eye exam and get lenses that will help you see clearly behind the wheel.
Getting regular eye exams is an important part of being a safe driver. Whether you’re already a glasses-wearer or you’ve never had corrective lenses before, sometimes you can’t tell how much your vision has weakened over the years. A regular eye exam helps you and your doctor monitor your changes in vision and health as you age – and it can help you identify solutions to keep your eyes healthy and your vision clear. Your doctor will be able to catch eye conditions early and make sure your vision is always in tip-top shape.
An independent or employed doctor of optometry is located in or next door to every LensCrafters store. It’s simple and easy to book an eye exam online at one of over 1,000 locations. All prescriptions, whether obtained through LensCrafters or from your personal eye doctor are accepted by LensCrafters online and in-store.
Signs of Night Blindness
Night blindness, or difficulty seeing while driving at night, is a problem for a lot of drivers. The signs of night driving issues include not being able to read road signs, inability to judge distance and speed, difficulty reading dashboard instruments, loss of side vision and difficulty adapting to the glare from other headlights. You may also see star bursts and halos around lights. With an eye exam and the appropriate pair of new glasses, your doctor will be able to address your issues and make night driving easier and safer for you.
Need a new pair of glasses before you get behind the wheel again? LensCrafters has what you need to feel safer and more confident on the road, no matter the conditions.
Single Vision Lenses
The simplest solution is a good pair of single vision lenses. These are expertly tailored to your prescription, providing clear vision at every angle. They’re the most common type of prescription lens.
Do you need glasses for distance and for reading? Progressive lenses are like bifocals without the line – they allow you to see everything you need without sporting a bifocal line or going back and forth between two different pairs of glasses. By adjusting your head, you can see three ranges of distance.
Polarized Sun Lenses
Forget about squinting behind the wheel on a sunny day of driving. Polarized sunglass lenses enhance clarity by reducing glare from surfaces like water, snow and the road. You’ll get better clarity, plus UV protection. Even if you don’t need prescription glasses, Polarized sunglasses are a good investment to protect your eyes and keep you alert on the road.
Do you have trouble driving at night? Anti-reflective lenses help reduce the effect of glare from nighttime driving, smudges, water, dust and dirt. They sharpen your vision and help you see better on the road at night.
Blue IQ™ Clear Lenses
Blue IQ™ Clear Lenses are designed to reduce exposure to blue light from the sun and from your digital devices. These lenses filter at least 20% of blue light, which may help improve visual comfort.**
Are you always forgetting to keep a pair of sunglasses in your car for especially sunny days? Try Transition lenses. These lenses quickly darken when exposed to outdoor sunlight and fade back into clear indoors, so you don’t have to change glasses.
In a way, glasses are the ultimate accessory – they look good while doing a job that helps you to be the best version of yourself. From subtle, clear frames to bold statements, LensCrafters offers a wide variety of styles from brands like Ray-Ban, Oakley, Michael Kors, Burberry, Versace, Coach, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and more, to help you find the perfect pair. Get one pair for work meetings and another for a night on the town so that you’ll be safe no matter where you’re driving. Plus, if you like how you look in your glasses, you’re more likely to wear them.
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Have you ever had difficulty seeing while you were driving? Do you feel comfortable driving at night? Let us know in the comments below.
*Essilor source: external online survey – 2019 Brazil, China, India, France, USA; 14, 276 respondents.
**Blue Iq™ clear lenses filter at least 20% of blue light between 400nm-445nm, which may help improve visual comfort in front of digital devices.