Drivewear

Drivewear Sunglasses

Although driving has become such a major part of our daily lives, we take it for granted. The truth is, driving is one of the most challenging and difficult activities a person can engage in. Drivewear is the only lens developed to specifically address the Driving Task. Polarized at all times and designed to shift between a lighter and darker colour as visual conditions change, it is the ultimate in driving eyewear.

Drivewear prescription sports and fashion lenses designed for the ultimate driving experience   

The human eye is a wonderfully designed instrument to collect visual information. Drivewear’s three different ‘stages’ have all been designed to maximise the eye’s natural abilities in each of the different light conditions encountered both outside in direct light and behind the windshield of a car.

 

OVERCAST

Low Light Conditions 

       BRIGHT LIGHT

Behind the Windshield of a Car

       BRIGHT LIGHT OUTDOORS

Outside Intense Light Conditions

 

 

COLOR

designed to maximize useful light information reaching the eye 
       COLOR

designed to both remove excess light and provide good traffic signal recognition; highlighting the reds and greens

       COLOR

designed for maximum filtration of excess light so that the eye does not get saturated



In Low Light/ Overcast conditions, Drivewear lenses remove glare and maximize useful light information reaching the eye for optimum visual accuity

POLARIZED

to remove glare that would otherwise destroy vision in low light conditions

 

In Bright Light/ Driving conditions (behind the windshield), Drivewear lenses remove glare and control the intensity of light reaching the eye for optimum visual accuity

POLARIZED

to remove glare for safe driving vision 

 

In Very Bright Light/ Outside conditions, Drivewear lenses remove glare and provide maximum filtration of excess light for optimum visual comfort and accuity

POLARIZED

to provide maximum comfort in high light conditions 
TRANSMISSION 

 
At low lighting conditions, Drivewear lenses provide high transmission of light to maximize the total information to all the eye’s visual receptors. This results in maximum visual acuity at this low lighting level. The high contrast polarizer removes glare that would otherwise destroy vision in low light conditions. In this stage Drivewear lenses are a high contrast green/yellow color. Simply, there is no better designed lens for either outdoors or while driving under low light, overcast conditions.
  TRANSMISSION
 
During bright light conditions behind the windshield of a car, Drivewear lenses provides lower overall transmission to control light intensity for optimum visual acuity. Drivewear lenses promote preferential activation of the eye’s red cones (and to a lesser extent, green cones) and result in the best possible vision at these higher light levels. Drivewear’s high contrast polarizer is absolutely essential behind the windshield of the car, because it blocks out blinding glare, one of the most dangerous of all driving hazards. Under these conditions, the Drivewear lenses turn a copper color which many feel is the optimum color for a driving lens. This unique behind-the-windshield response protects against bright light and glare and provides better sensitivity to the “visual signal” that is vital for safe driving.
  TRANSMISSION
 
In outside bright light conditions, the eyes’ visual receptors, the rods and cones, can easily get “overpowered” and “oversaturated” with light. Under these bright outside conditions the Drivewear lens is designed for maximum filtration of this excess light. It achieves its maximum dark color under these conditions. Here again, it is important to provide maximum protection from blinding glare, and only polarized lenses can do this. Drivewear is designed to provide maximum comfort to the wearer in these high outdoor light conditions. 

Drivewear is powered by using two of the most advanced technologies found in the eyeglass industry today: Transitions Photochromic technology and NuPolar polarisation technology. 

LOW LIGHT /
OVERCAST CONDITIONS


HIGH CONTRAST GREEN/ YELLOW COLOR
Designed to maximize useful light information reaching the eye 

POLARIZED to remove glare that would otherwise destroy vision in low light conditions
BEHIND THE WINDSHIELD
DAYLIGHT/ DRIVING CONDITIONS

COPPER COLOR Designed to remove excess light and to provide good traffic signal recognition; highlighting the reds and greens

POLARIZED to remove glare for safe driving vision
BRIGHT LIGHT /
OUTSIDE CONDITIONS 

DARK REDDISH BROWN COLOR Designed for maximum filtration of excess light so that the eye does not get saturated

POLARIZED to provide maximum comfort in high
light conditions
THE DRIVEWEAR ENGINE

Drivewear lenses feature a high efficiency polarizer never before found in such a high contrast, light color. This color was chosen and designed to maximize useful light reaching the eye in low light/ overcast conditions. This polarized film is active in every lighting condition to block blinding glare and improve visual acuity.

One of the most unique and special attributes of Drivewear is that it is the only photochromic lens to darken behind the windshield of a car. Exposed to visible light, the lens changes to a copper color, which many drivers find is the most comfortable color for driving. This is not surprising, as this Drivewear color was designed to both remove excess light and provide good traffic signal recognition. 

Outdoors, Drivewear is activated by UV and visible light and deepens to a dark reddish-brown color. This color was designed for maximum filtration of excess light and to provide maximum protection from bright light and blinding glare. The brown color of the lens provides excellent color recognition with a special emphasis on highlighting greens. Because green is the most common color in the natural landscape, it’s a great visual experience to have these enhanced.