Although driving is an integral part of our daily lives, it is one of the most challenging and difficult activities a person can engage in – and we need all the visual help we can get.
What are DriveWear® lenses?
Drivewear® is a brand that has developed prescription lenses specifically for driving. It is the only photochromic lens to darken behind the windshield of a car or motorcycle visor by featuring unique photochromic dyes which respond to visible light in addition to UV light. The lens also incorporates a polarized filter to reduce glare at all light levels. This makes it uniquely flexible for driving throughout the year in a wide range of daylight conditions. Their lenses combine two of the most advanced technologies in the eyeglass industry today – Transitions® Photochromic Technology and NuPolar® polarization.
How do Drivewear® lenses work?
In virtually every daylight driving situation, Drivewear lenses provide optimal visual comfort and safety. They do this by changing colour in response to changing light conditions.
In low light, the lenses are a green/yellow colour which provides high contrast. This colour is designed to minimize glare and maximize useful light information reaching the eye for optimum visual acuity. With a polarised lenses to reduce glare.
In daylight, (behind the windshield of a car) they change to a copper colour, which reduces glare and excess visual light. This colour provides good traffic signal recognition, highlighting reds and greens and provides best overall vision for driving in this environment. With increased polarised lenses to reduce blinding glare which is especially dangerous when driving in these conditions.
In outdoor light, they become a dark reddish-brown colour, providing maximum comfort in high light conditions by filtering excess light.
Drivewear lenses also utilize NuPolar (the same prescription lenses used by eyekit.co) the world’s leading polarized Rx technology, to provide protection from blinding glare. Only polarized lenses can do this.
Drivewear is designed to provide maximum comfort to the wearer in most daylight conditions. They also block 100% of UVA and UVB rays protecting the eye from potential eye disorders caused by UV radiation.
Can I have a mirror coat on my Drivewear lenses?
Mirror coatings are not recommended since mirrors reflect the visible light and will not allow visible light photochromic activation. As such, we do not offer DriveWear prescription mirror lens packages.
Can I tint Drivewear lenses?
Tinting is not recommended as the product darkens considerably outside. Additional tint could reduce outdoor transmission to possibly dangerous levels. As such, we do not offer DriveWear prescription tint lens packages.
Can Drivewear be used for night driving?
Drivewear lenses are optimized for sunlight response. They should not be used for night driving. Many Vision & Highway Safety experts believe that NO tint should ever be used at night. What you can use is anti-glare lenses these are mid index which are lighter and thinner than standard CR39 lenses. They work by incorporate a micro-mesh filter which acts in the same way as a polarising filter in sunglasses. Look for a prescription package that has an 'anti-glare' in the prescription title.