Man driving wearing drivewear lenses


Man driving wearing drivewear lenses

Photochromic Drivewear lenses are capable of reacting to varying light conditions both outside and behind the windscreen of a car.

From bright sunlight accompanied by intense blinding glare to overcast conditions, Drivewear lenses provide the appropriate visual solution in all conditions. Drivewear lenses combine the bright, blinding glare reduction of polarisation with the reactivity of photochromic lenses, which respond to both visible and UV light to darken to the most comfortable tint when both outdoors and behind the windscreen of a car. By combining the strengths of these two technologies into one lens, this product is truly optimised for driving.

Woman driving wearing sun polarised lenses
Couple driving waring polarised lenses using map

Drivewear lenses feature a high efficiency polarisation treatment combined with a high contrast, lightly tinted lens. Drivewear lenses contain a unique filter that blocks horizontally reflected light rays. This property significantly reduces glare by only allowing the vertical light rays to pass through the lens. No other lenses or treatments can achieve the same glare reduction performance as polarised lenses. Drivers are often negatively affected by  horizontal reflected light rays when driving, from sources such as water, glass, the bonnets of other cars, and low sun. 

The polarisation filter on Drivewear lenses is further enhanced by the photochromic properties of the lens. These two technologies combine to give the optimum tint and glare reduction at all times when behind the wheel. Drivewear gives exceptional visual comfort and provides the most comfortable vision in environments with high intensity sunlight and glare. It also provides enhanced contrast in low light and challenging conditions thanks to the slight yellow tint of the lens. 

The tint colour was chosen and designed to maximise useful light reaching the eye in low light / overcast conditions. These conditions will not activate the photochromic molecules in the lens, so Drivewear will not darken. The addition of this tint to the unreacted lens provides excellent depth perception, helping judge distances when driving and exceptional colour perception and contrast to ensure wearers can see every detail of their view ahead. The polarisation treatment works in every lighting condition to block blinding glare and improve visual acuity. For more information on polarised lenses, click here.

Picture of a person driving form seen from the backseat
Image of a road flooded with sunshine

When exposed to visible light, Drivewear lenses change to a copper colour, which many drivers find is the most comfortable shade for driving. This colour was designed to both reduce excess light and provide good colour recognition, particularly with traffic lights.

Outdoors, Drivewear is activated by UV and visible light and darkens to a reddish-brown colour which provides protection from bright light and blinding glare and provides exceptional contrast. The lenses darken more outside compared with when behind a windscreen. Windscreens are treated to cut a portion of UV, therefore less UV hits the drivers lens and does not activate the photochromic properties as much as direct sunlight. Drivewear lenses maintain comfortable vision in all light conditions.

Man holding polarised sun glasses