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Which Type Of Spectacles Are Best For Driving?

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Drivers requiring spectacles should choose frames that allows maximum all round vision. Frames should be slender, set high enough at the sides so as not to interfere with sideways vision. It's also advisable to choose non-shattering plastic lenses. Your optician will be best able to advise you as to the best type of lense for your needs.

Driving on sunny or glary days in summer is hard work on the eyes. So, too, are winter days when the sun is low on the horizon or reflecting off snow and ice. Many opticians now offer a free pair of prescription sun glasses when you purchase spectacles, so take advantage of these type of offers. Your optician will be best able to advise on what type of sunglasses are best for you.

Be aware, however, that sunglasses and lenses with tints reduce the amount of light reaching the eye and, unless clinically necessary, should not be used for driving at night or in conditions of poor visibility.

Incidentally, in some European countries it is a legal requirement to carry a spare pair of glasses in your vehicle if they are required for driving.

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