What Are The Best Lenses for Driving?

What Are The Best Lenses for Driving?

Whether you're navigating busy city streets or cruising down the open highway with the music blasting, having the right pair of glasses can improve your safety, comfort, and eye strain while driving.

Cue Endless Drive Progressive lenses, designed specifically to:

  • Offer a night vision area to help with night myopia
  • Provide a larger distance area
  • Provide a wider upper-intermediate area
  • Considerably reduce lateral astigmatism

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They are generally designed to offer clarity, reduced glare, and enhanced comfort, making them the ideal choice for anyone looking to optimize their vision on the road.

According to a customer survey, 97% of wearers of Endless Drive Progressive lenses responded that they felt much more comfortable driving during the day and at night.

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The Benefits of Driving Lenses

What makes Endless Drive Progressives the best lenses for driving are expanded visual areas and targeting of night myopia.

  1. Progression profile: This lens incorporates extra negative power (up to 0.25 D) in the upper area of the lens to compensate for the effects of night myopia.
  2. Unwanted astigmatism: with Endless Drive Progressive lenses, the maximum astigmatism level is 14.6% lower than that of general-use premium progressive lenses. This improves vision in the peripheral areas of the lens and increases your visual range.
  3. Unique Configuration: driving lenses are 70% wider in the distance and 45% in the upper-intermediate when compared to premium general-use lenses. You will be ecstatic about your expanded views of the road, dashboard, and mirrors.
Progressive driving lens illustration showing wider and longer viewing areas.


Our driving lenses also offer a range of general benefits, like:

  • Enhanced Clarity & Reduced Glare: Our lenses minimize glare from headlights and reflective surfaces, making it easier to spot hazards and navigate challenging conditions, especially at night.
  • Adaptive Lens Colors: Our lenses come in a variety of colors tailored to different driving conditions, ensuring optimal visibility whether you're driving in bright sunlight, overcast weather, or at night.
  • UV Protection: Our lenses provide advanced UV protection, shielding your eyes from harmful rays and reducing eye fatigue during long drives.

Factors to Consider When Choosing Driving Lenses

Choosing the right lenses can make a world of difference in your driving experience. Here are some factors to consider when looking for good glasses for night driving:

  • Polarized vs. Non-Polarized: Polarized lenses are ideal for cutting glare from reflective surfaces like wet roads or car hoods. Non-polarized lenses, on the other hand, are a better fit if you require prescription lenses or frequently use digital devices while driving.
  • Lens Tint & Color: The tint and color of your lenses can impact your driving visibility. In general, brown or grey tints are good driving lenses, because can help visibility of traffic lights or brake lights. Gray tints are great for maintaining true color perception, while yellow or amber tints can enhance contrast and depth perception, especially in low-light or foggy conditions.
  • Lens Coatings: Anti-reflective coatings minimize glare and internal reflections. Scratch-resistant coatings protect your lenses from daily wear and tear.

The Value of Driving Lenses During the Day and Night

Driving conditions vary throughout the day and night, and having the right lenses is more than helpful. Our lenses are designed to perform exceptionally well in different lighting conditions:

    Lenses for Day Driving

    Our lenses offer superior clarity and contrast during the day, reducing glare from the sun and enhancing visibility in bright conditions. You might also consider a gray coating when the weather is sunny and bright. A neutral shade is the least disruptive to your natural color vision.

    Additionally, since neutral shades are some of the densest lens colors, they can absorb a higher percentage of light. This means that you’ll receive maximum sun protection and won’t have to squint as much while driving.

    Lenses for Night Driving

    With advanced anti-glare technology, our lenses minimize halos and reflections from oncoming headlights, providing clear vision and reducing eye fatigue during nighttime driving, making them the best eye glasses for night driving.

      Benefits of Driving Glasses

      Investing in the right pair of driving glasses offers more than just clear vision. Here's how our lenses can further enhance your driving experience:

      • Improved Night Vision: Our lenses optimize light transmission, reducing glare and enhancing visibility during nighttime driving, making them the best eye glasses for night driving.
      • Reduced Glare: Advanced coatings minimize reflections, ensuring a glare-free drive and reducing eye strain, especially when you're looking for good glasses for night driving.
      • Customizable Options: Personalize your lenses with various coatings and tints tailored to your preferences for the ultimate driving experience with the best lenses for driving.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Q: What is the best type of lens for driving?

      A: Polarized lenses are often considered the best lenses for driving as they cut glare, reduce eye strain, and improve overall clarity, making it easier to see the road ahead.

      Q: What tint is best for driving glasses?

      A: Gray tints maintain true color perception, while yellow or amber tints enhance contrast and depth perception, especially in low-light conditions, providing optimal visibility during both day and night driving, particularly when you're searching for good glasses for night driving.

      Q: Which glasses are best for day driving?

      A: Glasses with UV protection, anti-glare features, and a neutral gray tint are ideal for day driving as they reduce glare, shield your eyes from harmful UV rays, and maintain true color perception.

      Q: What color lens is best for night driving?

      A: Yellow or amber lenses are recommended for night driving as they enhance contrast, reduce glare from oncoming headlights, and improve depth perception, making it easier to see in low-light conditions, proving to be the best eye glasses for night driving.

      Q: Are Transitions lenses okay to wear while driving?

      A: Transition lenses darken or lighten depending on the level of UV exposure. They’re a popular choice for their convenience -- not having to switch back and forth between your everyday glasses and sunglasses.

      Most cars have an anti-UV treatment on the windows. Since transition lenses require UV exposure to work, they often don’t change significantly while in a car.

      So, while there is no problem wearing light-sensitive lenses while driving, you're not necessarily improving your driving visibility with Transitions lenses.

      Q: How do I stop night glare while driving?

      A: Anti-glare coatings and polarized lenses can help reduce glare from oncoming headlights, improving visibility and reducing eye strain during nighttime driving.

      Q: Do anti-glare glasses really work?

      A: Yes, anti-glare glasses effectively reduce reflections and improve vision, especially during night driving, by minimizing distractions caused by glare from headlights and other light sources.

      Q: What glasses help with halos at night?

      A: Anti-glare glasses with yellow or amber tinted lenses can help reduce halos and glare, improving overall night vision and making it easier to see the road ahead.

      Q: How do I reduce the glare on my oncoming headlights at night?

      A: Polarized lenses and anti-glare coatings can help reduce the intensity of oncoming headlights, allowing for clearer vision and safer driving at night.

      Q: Can you wear night driving glasses during the day?

      A: While night driving glasses can be worn during the day, they may not offer the same level of UV protection as daytime lenses. It's best to opt for lenses with UV protection and a neutral tint for daytime driving.

      Q: Do any night driving glasses work?

      A: Yes, specialized night driving glasses with anti-glare features and yellow or amber tinted lenses can significantly improve night vision, reducing eye strain and enhancing overall safety.

      Q: Does astigmatism make driving at night worse?

      A: Astigmatism can cause blurry vision, especially at night, making it more challenging to see clearly while driving. Prescription lenses tailored to correct astigmatism can help improve night driving and overall vision.

      Q: How can I improve my night vision while driving?

      A: Opting for lenses with anti-glare coatings, yellow or amber tints, and proper prescription can help improve night vision while driving, reducing eye strain and enhancing safety on the road.

      Why Choose LensFactory for Your Driving Lenses?

      When it comes to selecting the best lenses for driving, quality matters. We pride ourselves on delivering excellence in eyewear -- more than 6,000 pairs of lenses pass through our optical labs every day.

      We know what "getting it right" looks like.

      Our lenses are crafted using advanced technology and premium materials to ensure superior clarity, durability, and performance.

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