As we leave our mild winter behind us, the sunny South Florida days become longer. This means increased sunshine glaring through our windshields while driving. Glare is light that bounces back from a reflection, often caused by puddles on the street or from the dashboard of your car. One of the most common ways of avoiding glare from interrupting your view is with the use of sunglasses, but are you using the safest sunglasses for driving?
Below we have a quick guide for selecting the right sunglasses for driving to help keep you safe during your commute:
- Clarity: When you try on tinted sunglasses, check that the tint isn’t too dark which makes it difficult to see in certain conditions.
- Frames: You’ll also want to make sure that you feel comfortable with the peripheral vision, as glasses with thick frames may block certain views and potentially be hazardous while driving.
- Colors: When trying on sunglasses pay particular attention to how the tint affects color. You should select glasses that keep color perception to its truest form.
- Fit: Make sure the glasses sit securely on your face, but not too tight that they cause discomfort.
Another concern drivers express is if polarized glasses are the best for driving.
Polarized glasses are great at reducing glare. The way they work is by eliminating light coming in from a horizontal direction, which is mainly caused by the reflection of light from a horizontal source. Even though the tint on polarized sunglasses can be minimal, they can still effectively eliminate most of the glare.
With this said, they’re great in most instances. They’re not recommended for people who need to see LCD screens because the glasses will make it difficult to see anything on the screen. In this case, gradient tint glasses are recommended, where there is the option of looking through the center of the glasses for the highest level of tint or through the bottom of the lens which has a lesser strength making it easier to read the LCD screen.
The best defense against car accidents is preparation and taking all precautions necessary to avoid them. Unfortunately, we can only control our own actions, but not the actions of others. If you’re involved in a car accident in Miami and need a defense attorney, please contact us right away. We’re always here to help you obtain the highest compensation possible for you claims.