There's only one thing worse than driving, and that's driving in the rain! We've all been there. A sudden rainstorm and everyone is stuck on the road, driving from all directions with nowhere to go! Windshields get dirty with rain and dust, visibility is impaired, and driving becomes difficult. But one thing you can do to help you with driving in the rain - wear polarized sunglasses.
WHY IS IT BETTER TO WEAR SUNGLASSES WHILE IT’ S RAINING?
Not surprisingly, drivers wearing sunglasses while driving in the rain will help them see what is happening more easily without being distracted or blinded by unpredictable glare. Polarized lenses help prevent light from scattering as it reflects off reflective surfaces, such as the glare seen when rain bounces off the road or falls in front of another car's lights. With this feature, they can even combat the effects of fog, rain or any atmospheric influence on daylight.
Please note, however, that this feature is limited to polarized sunglasses. Non-polarized lenses will not do anything but darken the view, which means that wearing them while driving in the rain will increase rather than decrease the danger.
WHAT ARE THE BEST LENSES TO USE WHILE IT’S RAINING?
Not just any pair of polarized lenses will work. Lenses with too little visible light transmission are not suitable for use in rainy weather; such lenses will only darken the world around you. To help drivers combat the effects of rain, lens tints with 18% to 45% visible light transmission are ideal! These lenses are perfect for rain because they allow more light and are suitable for low light conditions.
MRY offers the best driving lens colors for low-light conditions including Gray Gradient Polarized, Brown Gradient Polarized, and Bronze Brown Polarized. They maintain color distinction and give you a clearer driving view. And light green, blue, red, and pink distort important colors that are critical for seeing traffic signals.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY LENSES ARE POLARIZED?
The easiest way to find out if your lenses are polarized is to place them in front of your computer screen. With the lenses in place, look at the computer screen through the lenses and then rotate the frame 90 degrees. You will notice that if you have polarized lenses, they will begin to darken as you turn them until they become black. If the lenses are non-polarized, they will not tarnish or darken. Essentially, this is the easiest and fastest way to see if your lenses are polarized.
For drivers who want to wear sunglasses while driving in the rain, not just any sunglasses will improve visibility in the rain. Only polarized lenses can provide benefits. If you're still not sure if your lenses are polarized? Write us an email! We handle many different brands and types of lenses daily, and we'd be happy to help you with your questions.