BBC News report on drivers vision and modern headlights.
ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses combat headlight dazzle
As recently reported on BBC news, the latest advances in headlight technology are causing a problem due to the intensity and brightness of some new cars headlight designs. An RAC Opinion Panel survey of over 2,000 motorists1 found that as many as two-thirds (65%) of motorists say they regularly get dazzled by oncoming headlights, even though they are dipped. These results represent a fantastic opportunity to highlight the benefits of ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses.
ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses are specifically designed for those who want to feel safer & more comfortable when driving with their everyday lenses. Its design is based on consumer market research that showed there are three main challenges for drivers; poor visibility in low light conditions, glare from oncoming cars & difficulty in refocussing when the eyes switch between the road, dashboard and mirrors.
Glare, especially from oncoming car headlights can be a significant risk, reducing the visibility of objects & sensitivity of the eye to contrast. Furthermore, discomfort glare from oncoming Xenon / HID or LED headlamps is worse than that experienced by older halogen type headlamps. This is further demonstrated by the findings from the RAC Opinion Panel survey. Studies have also shown relationship between the amount of blue light in the glare source and the amount of discomfort glare that is experienced2,3.
ZEISS DuraVision® DriveSafe Coating, partially reflects the offending wavelengths & reduces perceived glare. In fact, 64% fewer test drivers reported issues with perceived glare when wearing ZEISS DuraVision® DriveSafe Coating than with other premium AR coatings.
ZEISS can demonstrate these specific benefits . A video discussing the ‘Glare effect ’ is available on YouTube.