May 30, 2011


If you need to wear glasses for driving, it is important that you continue to wear prescriptions glasses even if the sun is shining.

Buying prescription sunglasses is similar to buying a normal pair however, you must check that the lens has the ability to block UV light, most come with this as standard.

However, it is also advisable to check whether they have polarized lenses. By opting for this, they will filter out certain types of lights especially the reflection of horizontal surfaces such as the car bonnet and roads, especially if they are wet.

Not wearing the correct glasses, whether they are a standard pair or sunglasses could result in you being stopped by the police. If you need glasses to read a number plate: 20 metres for vehicles displaying the new-style number plate or 20.5 metres for vehicles displaying old-style number plates then you must wear glasses at all times whilst driving.

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