Driving is hard on the eyes in two important ways: one of these is daylight glare produced by intense ambient sunlight, reflected sunlight off surfaces, and glare from a rising or setting sun. The other is glare that comes from the harsh lighting contrasts of night driving. Although most of us suffer from this, truck drivers average between 2,000 and 3,000 miles per week. While office workers suffer from excessive computer screen glare, truck drivers suffer from similar doses of road glare.
Day and nighttime glare have a fatiguing effect on truck drivers, which diminishes their alertness and may cause drowsiness, which in turn reduces their weekly mileage. In addition to this, they get significant UV exposure from their side windows, which block less UV light than their windshields.
For daytime driving, with polarized lenses and a gray or brown tint will eliminate the glare and reduce the overall sunlight intensity. Alternatively, the Drive wear lens option combines a polarized lens with a tint that responds to lighting levels by adjusting its darkness and color. It accommodates all daytime conditions such as dense fog, overcast skies, and intense midday sun. It works both inside and outside of your truck.
For night Driving avoid using sunglasses of any kind. Instead, use clear lenses with an anti-reflective coating to eliminate halo effects and glare reflecting into your eyes from your glasses’ inside lens surfaces.
The above recommendations for truck drivers also apply to others who make a living from driving. This includes people who drive buses, taxis, limousines, passenger vans as well as people in the delivery services such as postal workers.
If you suffer from eye fatigue or eyestrain but don’t work in the above two categories, don’t hesitate to contact us