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This might be of interest if you don’t like driving at night

If you’re one of the the 17 million motorists who struggle to see whilst driving at night*, you might like to talk to us about Essilor RoadPilot lenses that help to reduce night-time glare by up to 90%.

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 explains why this may be the case: “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 launched RoadPilot to help motorists stay as safe and confident as possible. RoadPilot is available in single vision and varifocals 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 pop into either of our practices – Chesterfield Road, Woodseats or Sandygate Lane, Crosspool and one of the team will be happy to help.

* The Eyecare Trust survey 2014