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How To Improve Your Driving At Night While Wearing Glasses

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Dr. Marc Weinstein

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Staying safe while night driving is important for everyone, but especially for those who wear eyeglasses. Prescription glasses that allow you to see clearly are critical for protecting yourself when out on the road.

Keep reading to learn more about what vision hazards to be aware of and how the right pair of glasses will make all the difference while driving at night.


Nighttime glare can result in dangerous driving conditions since it prohibits drivers from seeing clearly. Glare is caused by lights from oncoming traffic, brightness from buildings, or stoplights, and is worse in hazardous weather conditions.

Having astigmatism results in increased glare that can only be resolved through medical intervention or with a proper pair of prescription eyeglasses.


Night driving after rain or snowstorms can also increase issues with glare and reflection. Light reflects off the surface of puddles or piles of snow, which can also lead to impaired vision while driving. Not to mention the increased danger if snow is actively falling. A flurry of bright snowflakes rushing towards the car makes it hard to focus at night and can even cause some people to feel dizzy.

Why is Glare and Reflection Worse With Astigmatism?

When driving at night, the pupils dilate to let more light into your eye, which allows you to see better in lower-light conditions. People with astigmatism struggle to focus on any light as it enters their eyes. This means light can appear as glare or fuzzy streaks, even in the daytime. The harsh contrast between focusing in the dark, and dealing with bright light, makes vision impairments from astigmatisms even more aggravated when driving at night.

How Can I Improve My Night Driving While Wearing Glasses?

There are many ways that 39DollarGlasses.com prescription glasses can help minimize glare, reflection, and other night driving hazards.  

UltimateView™ Anti-Reflective Coating

Our UltimateView™ Anti-Reflective Coating works to eliminate glare and acts as a barrier between your eyes and high-intensity light reflection. This coating can be added to most of our lenses to help make sure your night vision is as clear as possible. It also offers 100% protection against harmful UV lighting and is scratch-resistant to keep your glasses in top shape for longer. UltimateView™ Anti-Reflective Coating is the best first step when upgrading your everyday eyeglasses to minimize vision hazards while night driving. Learn more about this feature and how easily it can be added to single vision, bifocals, and progressive lenses here. https://www.39dollarglasses.com/lens/ultimateview-anti-reflective-coating

UltimateView™ Blue495™

UltimateView™ Blue495™ lenses are specifically made to not only reduce glare but to prevent eyestrain as well. They filter out harmful blue light that is emitted by smartphones, computers, and other devices to protect your eyes from unnecessary stress. This can contribute to overall eye health which is important when struggling to see in low-vision situations, like driving at night. If you aren't sure that full anti-reflective coating is for you, try adding UltimateView™ Blue495™ to your glasses, especially if you work in front of a screen all day. Learn more about these lenses here. https://www.39dollarglasses.com/lens/blue495

Crizal® Prevencia® Anti-Glare Coating

If budget isn't an issue, add Crizal® Prevencia® Anti-Glare Coating to your next pair of eyeglasses. This high-quality option offers premium protection from glare, UV-rays, and blue-violet lighting. By using light scan technology, it optimizes light transmission through the lens to provide you with the clearest vision. Anyone who struggles with issues like Astigmatism, or simply wants the best vision possible while driving at night, should add Crizal® Prevencia® Anti-Glare Coating to all their prescription eyewear. Find further details here. https://www.39dollarglasses.com/lens/prevencia

We take your safety seriously by offering a variety of lenses to help improve your night driving. Upgrade your glasses today and keep your vision clear while on the road!