Do I need anti-glare lenses for driving?

Ever been behind the wheel of a car on a bright sunny day, only to be temporarily blinded by the glare of the sun right when you’re in the middle of driving? It’s a frustration that every glasses wearer knows all too well.

The glare can come from loads of different sources such as; low-lying sunlight in winter, reflecting light on wet roads, other cars’ headlights at night, and even reflections off windows and other random objects inside your own car! 

Of course, we all know the importance of being able to see the road as clearly as possible when driving. So anything that hinders your vision, such as sunlight glare, can have a big impact on your safety and the safety of other drivers.

This is where anti-glare glasses can help! These anti-reflective coating lenses can protect your eyes from that pesky blinding glare when you’re out behind the wheel. But what exactly are anti-glare glasses, how do they work, and most importantly, how do you know if you need anti-glare glasses for driving?

Read on below to find out…

What are anti-glare glasses?

Anti-glare glasses are a type of eyewear that has an anti-reflective coating on the lenses. This coating helps to reduce reflections and glare that can be caused by bright light, such as sunlight or car headlights. It does this by minimising the amount of light that is reflected off the surface of the lens, which in turn makes it easier for you to see.

If your current pair of glasses don’t come with this type of lens fitted in the frames, then we have some good news for you! At Arlo Wolf, you can simply swap your lenses out and get them fitted with anti-glare ones using our reglazing service.

How do they help with driving?

Anti-glare glasses are particularly beneficial when driving, as they help to reduce glare and reflections from oncoming traffic and streetlights, allowing you to anticipate changes and hazards on the road. This can also be really helpful when trying to see clearly when driving at night or in low-light conditions.

If you’re planning on wearing your glasses when driving, we would definitely recommend you opt for anti-glare lenses. At Arlo Wolf, all of our prescription glasses come with anti-glare lenses as standard, so there’s no need to pay extra.

Anti-glare vs blue light lenses

You might be wondering if anti-glare driving glasses are different to ones that are fitted with blue light lenses?

Yes! They are, as blue light glasses have a type of anti-reflective lens that are designed to filter out high levels of blue light, which can be damaging to the eyes and disrupt our natural sleep patterns. They’re typically worn by glasses wearers who stare at a screen a lot during the day, such as with computers, phones or tablets.

At Arlo Wolf, all of our frames come fitted with anti-glare lenses as standard, including our blue light glasses. You get the benefits that each of these types of lenses bring, in one pair of frames, making them perfect for multi-use.

Browse the collection of anti-glare driving glasses from Arlo Wolf

If you need a pair of driving glasses, or you’ve been told you need to wear them by an optician, then why not take a look at our wide variety of styles on offer?

We have both women’s anti-glare glasses and men’s anti-glare glasses for you to choose from. And don’t worry if you’re not sure what frames are right for you, we have a try before you buy glasses service that’ll help you find your perfect pair!

If you have any further questions about the best glasses for driving, get in touch with our team who would be happy to talk you through your options.