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Do your sunglasses make you an unsafe driver?

On Behalf of | Jun 21, 2018 | Uncategorized |

Sunglasses are often a staple for many people heading outdoors. Whether going for a walk or behind the wheel of a vehicle, you likely take your sunglasses along to prevent having to squint in the sunlight and to protect your vision. While having this item in your vehicle is a step in the right direction, many factors of your sunglasses could impact whether you should actually wear them when driving.

Just like many other pieces of your wardrobe that can serve multiple purposes, your sunglasses can act as a statement piece and as a defense against the sun. When you are driving, the manner in which your sunglasses affect your vision could potentially put you at greater risk of being involved in a car accident.

Choose wisely

Though you could quickly pick up a pair of sunglasses from a rack at a convenience store, you may want to give your choices their due consideration. Though certain styles and colors may seem appealing because they suit your face or a look you are trying to achieve, aspects of the glasses may make them unsafe to wear while driving. You may want to consider the following details when choosing your next pair of shades:

  • Though various colored lenses may seem fun, they could distort the way your eyes perceive outside color, which could prove troublesome when you approach a traffic light.
  • Lenses can also distort your vision if they are low quality. If a straight line appears curved when looking through the lenses, they likely have a low quality.
  • Bigger lenses can offer more protection for your eyes, but make sure that the glasses fit your face. If they are too tight or too big, you may become distracted due to constantly adjusting them.
  • The manner in which the lenses cut down on glare and sun reflection matters too. Choosing sunglasses with polarized lenses could better ensure that you have the ability to focus without distracting glare.

With the right lenses and frames, you can simultaneously look great and help yourself remain a safe driver.

Accidents will happen

Unfortunately, even despite your proactive measures when choosing your eyewear, you could still wind up in a car accident caused by another driver. If you suffer serious injuries in this type of event, you may have reason to file a personal injury claim against the other individual. A successful lawsuit could help you obtain due compensation for allowable damages.


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