We have launched a range of lenses designed to help the 17 million motorists who struggle to see whilst driving at night* and can now supply the Essilor RoadPilot lenses that help to reduce night-time glare by up to 90% at our practices in Woodseats and Crosspool.
Research suggests that many motorists don’t feel comfortable when driving at night, with 85% of drivers experiencing glare and 31% preferring to avoid driving altogether*.
Alex Gage said: “At night, multiple light sources impact our vision which makes it difficult for us to adapt to glare. We also suffer from low peripheral vision, decreased contrast sensitivity, increased response time and difficulties in motion perception.
“For some people, simply avoiding night driving is not an option, so Essilor has launched RoadPilot to help motorists stay as safe and confident as possible. RoadPilot is available in single vision and varifocal lenses and wearers experience 90% less reflections from on-coming light and other light sources when driving, thus reducing the risk of accidents.”
According to research from The Royal Society of the Prevention of Accidents in June, 2017, only 25% of all car journeys take place in the dark, yet 40% of collisions happen at night, when the accident death rate increases three fold.
For more information about Essilor RoadPilot, please contact us at 857 Chesterfield Road, Woodseats, on 0114 274 8582 or at 48 Sandygate Road, Crosspool, on 0114 266 7066.
* Source The Eyecare Trust survey 2014