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    Hi

    I would like to know if there are any night driving glasses for people happen to drive in the night. The problem that are faced while driving:

    1. Glare from opposite vehicle
    2. Insects

    The above are the problems faced the most. I know that we cannot cut the glare out completely however, expect some kind of glare reduction that would enable to see the road through.

    The problem that I faced during one of the tour is that, the visor had some scratches and it made the visibility more difficuilt. Keeping the visor open, faced another issue of incest coming on to the eyes.

    I hate night driving, however, wanted to be prepared just in case when there is a delay on the way and pass through the darkness to reach destination.
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    • #3
      okk the thing you can do is use plain (without any power) anti-glare cryzal glasses, trust me they will do the job..
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      • #4
        Originally posted by SriramEfunds View Post
        Hi

        I would like to know if there are any night driving glasses for people happen to drive in the night. The problem that are faced while driving:

        1. Glare from opposite vehicle
        2. Insects

        The above are the problems faced the most. I know that we cannot cut the glare out completely however, expect some kind of glare reduction that would enable to see the road through.

        The problem that I faced during one of the tour is that, the visor had some scratches and it made the visibility more difficuilt. Keeping the visor open, faced another issue of incest coming on to the eyes.

        I hate night driving, however, wanted to be prepared just in case when there is a delay on the way and pass through the darkness to reach destination.
        Am using ray ban aviators.They work wonders.About the visors,if you do a lot of night driving better switch over to plane ones.
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        • #5
          I ride at night daily. On normal day, night riding is bad enough. During monsoon, its worse. If there is scratch, replace them with new ones (clear ones of course).

          On rainy days, rain droplets in visor makes glaring unberable, so I keep a cloth handy to wipe them (my wiper ). On normal nights, I keep my visor clean as can be. I clean them every time before setting out.

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          • #6
            Switch to a scratch resistant plain visor, most of the helmets above Rs.800 have it these days. Works excellently if you keep it clean. Always use a soft cloth to clean the visor, better to throw a few drops of water on it to remove the dust before wiping.
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            • #7
              Brand and Cost

              Originally posted by varun_r15 View Post
              okk the thing you can do is use plain (without any power) anti-glare cryzal glasses, trust me they will do the job..
              Can you please suggest a good brand and cost?
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              • #8
                i have my crizal specs they do a decent job not great. I have fastrack yellow glares they work great in anti glare for like arnd 6-7 months i abused em a lot, fast track also launched some plain lenses recently. The best i have heard are tag heuer and all. Just google
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mindgrinder View Post
                  i have my crizal specs they do a decent job not great. I have fastrack yellow glares they work great in anti glare for like arnd 6-7 months i abused em a lot, fast track also launched some plain lenses recently. The best i have heard are tag heuer and all. Just google
                  Can you please tell me the price range for fast track plain lenses?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by KA01EE5960 View Post
                    Can you please suggest a good brand and cost?
                    Already mentioned cryzal use the latest layering in the glasses
                    i am using the same, not a single scratch and is working perfect for me..

                    No idea regarding the cost, contact your local optician for costing..
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by SriramEfunds View Post
                      Hi

                      Keeping the visor open, faced another issue of incest coming on to the eyes.
                      That's one hell of a typo :P


                      you should try amber vision shades, excellent for night riding, around 10 dollars you'll have to get them from abroad..

                      i heard Fast track has come out with similar shades.. cost 1695~1995, supposedly quite good but i'm yet to head to the store and try them out.

                      if they're good then definitely worth it.

                      wrt insects, clear lens visor.. ideally you'd still want the amber vision glasses.. even if you're wearing glasses, you need the visor more to keep the insects out of your mouth(damn annoying). most insects you'll encounter are either around dusk or dawn

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                      • #12
                        Having clear visor is the best option. If the visor is open still there are chances of insects going into the nose or mouth. Or dust hitting the face at high velocities. Ouch! That hurts badly.
                        Coming to spectacles. Crizal has Anti Glare Poly Carbonate lenses which allow 99.2% transmission of light and are very strong and light weight too. A pair of lenses cost me around 2.5k. If u have an aviator style shades, u can get them fixed onto it. Iam using the same on normal spectacles though. Trust me there is absolutely no glare. U look through these lenses or with the naked eye, its the same!!
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ShaolinRider View Post
                          That's one hell of a typo :P


                          you should try amber vision shades, excellent for night riding, around 10 dollars you'll have to get them from abroad..

                          i heard Fast track has come out with similar shades.. cost 1695~1995, supposedly quite good but i'm yet to head to the store and try them out.

                          if they're good then definitely worth it.

                          wrt insects, clear lens visor.. ideally you'd still want the amber vision glasses.. even if you're wearing glasses, you need the visor more to keep the insects out of your mouth(damn annoying). most insects you'll encounter are either around dusk or dawn
                          I recently checked out the Fast track stores and asked them night riding glasses for which they told fast track doesnt manufacture any night riding specific glasses
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by rahul9985 View Post
                            Having clear visor is the best option. If the visor is open still there are chances of insects going into the nose or mouth. Or dust hitting the face at high velocities. Ouch! That hurts badly.
                            Coming to spectacles. Crizal has Anti Glare Poly Carbonate lenses which allow 99.2% transmission of light and are very strong and light weight too. A pair of lenses cost me around 2.5k. If u have an aviator style shades, u can get them fixed onto it. Iam using the same on normal spectacles though. Trust me there is absolutely no glare. U look through these lenses or with the naked eye, its the same!!
                            I agree with you rahul, visor is must ,as earlier i was also using my cryzal glasses with my studds motocross lid which comes without visor, god that was pathetic, i was so irritated with insects,dust particles etc so later got a visor for my helmet but the prob is visor can not be opened in a motocross lid, one has to ride with close visor only in that situation i was not able to wear glasses anymore so using contact lenses and i use to clean visor before every ride with polish, it just makes it damm clean
                            So topic starter, u may go for plain glasses but they will not do the job of visors..
                            Last edited by varun_r15; 11-23-2009, 12:37 PM.
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                            • #15
                              Thank you all for your input. I'm going to check on Crizal glasses in my city.
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