Many eye care professionals strongly recommend glasses with an anti-reflective (AR) coating for night driving. This ultra-thin film, made from zircon and silicon, reduces internal reflections in the lenses. Unlike sunglasses or self-darkening lenses, which block some light, AR-coated glasses actually transmit more light – about 8 percent more. This improves vision at night and helps distinguish fine details during the day. Highway patrol troopers have reported better night and day vision and reduced nighttime glare with AR-coated lenses.
Sheer Vision is an enhanced polycarbonate plastic lens material with a unique coating applied to both the front and back surfaces. The coating creates a unique physical characteristic on the lens that resembles an oily residue or a drop of water in a puddle. This unique coating eliminates the glare from oncoming head lights while the enhanced polycarbonate material blocks the harmful UV light rays. These UV lights are normally very dangerous to the retina.
Yellow lenses, also called Amber by many brands. Because of its ability to make your environment appear brighter, AR-coated driving glasses are commonly used in low light conditions. Like orange, copper, and brown lenses, it effectively blocks much of the blue light that can cause haze or reduce sharpness, thereby enhancing contrast and depth perception. These non-prescription night driving glasses are not recommended for bright light conditions, or areas where accurate color recognition is critical.