Not seeing clearly during nighttime is a common problem that drivers complain about when they are driving at night. In addition, some of them also suffer from having poor eyesight that particularly develops at any age but can be bothersome sometimes especially at night.
This poor eyesight and the decreased amount of light that can be experienced and seen at night, together with the glare of the traffic lights, make it very hard for a lot of people to see during these dark times.
Perhaps, you have heard already about the different types of eyeglasses that can be of great help for that problem. Manufacturers introduced anti-glare and high-definition night vision glasses to the public for many years now in order to address the said issue that a lot of people, especially drivers, encounter at night.
But do these night vision glasses really work, and can they be used to replace sunglasses? Find out more about it through reading this article.
First of all, let us discuss what these anti-glare H.D. night vision glasses are. This type of eyeglasses has nonprescription lenses that are also yellow-tinted. You can choose from a tint that has a shade of light yellow or a tint that is amber in color.
Well, some of these glasses are incorporated with anti-reflective properties. Night vision glasses are designed to reduce the glare that comes from different things at night such as traffic lights and street lights.
This type of glasses also filters out the blue light that comes from the sun—blue light is one part of the entire light spectrum and it has the shortest wavelength yet the most dominant amount of energy.
Unlike every type of light which are known to have longer wavelengths, the blue light is the type of light that most probably causes the glare effect of light once it enters a person’s eyes.
With those properties mentioned above, the night vision glasses are widely used for viewing your surrounding region with a high-definition quality of sight.
In addition, this type of glasses is more commonly used by hunters and shooters since it is specifically marketed for them as shooting glasses.
In fact, these night vision glasses tend to become more popular nowadays because they are proven to sharpen the contrast of different flying birds when seen in the night sky when conditions become cloudy and dim.
Also, this type of glasses is also designed for drivers in order for them to clearly see at night. Since these glasses are designed to have an anti-glare technology that would reduce the glare (Wiki) for them to see better.
There are a lot of things that are said about night vision glasses and this type have been a part of a lot of reviews—may it be in surveys or on televisions.
But the question that we have yet to answer is do they really have the capability and the properties that can replace the use of sunglasses?
Well, to start with that, sunglasses and H.D. night vision glasses are two different types of glasses that are designed for the different purposes that they serve for. While sunglasses are very useful during the daytime, H.D. night vision glasses serve a lot of people during the daytime.
So, before we answer that specific question, let us discuss first the main benefits of having and using night vision glasses for you to have a full appreciation of how they really work and how they can be of great help for you. Here are some of its benefits:
1] Reduces Glare from Light
When you are driving and you suddenly came across other cars, their headlights may distract your eyes of temporarily cause you to not see anything in a matter of seconds.
Also, there are other things in the streets that might cause that to happen such as street lamps and the like.
The night vision glasses would help you by reducing the glare that comes from those said sources of light, thus, helping you to see better and more clearly.
2] Reduces Stress on the Eyes
Since you may encounter a lot of things and sources of light that may give stress to your eyes, wearing a pairing night vision glasses can help you reduce the stress that might develop on your eyes once you see some blinding light.
Well, some drivers tend to lean closer to their cars’ steering wheels in order to get better views. When they do that, it can lead to having teary eyes, and with that happening for long periods of time, it might stress the eye out.
Well, night vision glasses can help drivers to prevent the straining that might develop in their eyes; thus, preventing the stress too.
3] Fights Off Both Fatigue and Headache
A person’s eyes become more sensitive during conditions that are low in light—may it be during nighttime or just dark situations. When the eyes become stressed out for quite a time, it leads to photophobia—one of the symptoms that are commonly known to lead to vertigo, fatigue, headache, and dizziness.
Well, wearing a pair of night vision glasses can help you prevent that from happening.
So, with all that has been said above, we are going to answer the question about the night vision glasses replacing sunglasses. Honestly, there are still not enough studies that prove that yet. But with the uses that night vision glasses have, you can also use them during daytime as an alternative to your sunglasses.
You can also use this type of glasses even when you are wearing your prescription eyeglasses since night vision glasses are large in size which makes them able to cover your glasses without giving any discomfort in any part of your face and eyes—this is one benefit that you cannot get from the normal sunglasses that are not big enough in size to cover your prescription eyeglasses.
So, to conclude everything, there are times that you can use night vision glasses as an alternative to your sunglasses. Even though they are two different types, they almost have the same uses and functions.