Wow! As I am writing this I can barely stay awake because it was a really early start for me. I was up at 6am so I could drive my parents to Heathrow. They are off to Hong Kong to sort out any last minute bits before my Chinese wedding next Saturday! Eeeeek (with excitement)! I am not going to lie, being self employed I don’t have to get up until about 8am in the morning and my office is just at the bottom of my garden- the easiest commute EVER! However, in my defence I do work until quite late in the evening whilst you lot are all probably enjoying your evenings in front of the telly. So, getting up at 6am for me is practically unheard off!
From my parents house it takes 2 hours to get to Heathrow, hence the early start. During the 2 hour drive while my mum was fast asleep at the back (how I wished that was me), my dad and I were having a good ole chat. This morning the weather was rainy, dark and just a typical UK winters day so great conditions for long distance driving. Suddenly my dad came out with one of his stories, as my husband calls him “the wise man” and indeed he is. I am unsure how true this is but of course my dad will always be my hero so I like to believe everything he says… he said apparently wearing slightly yellow tinted glasses can help drivers to see better in rainy dark driving conditions.
After he said that I became quite obsessed with the idea and on my way back from Heathrow that was all I could think about, how true can this be? So as I am a curious one I of course spent some time on the internet researching about this and the results are mixed – sorry dad I don’t know if I could 100% believe you this time. So here are some arguments I have found. Some say any sort of tinted glasses will confuse our vision more during rainy, dark driving conditions but then some argue that only yellow tinted glasses can help reduce glare coming off the road from car lights shining in rain water. Both make a valid point I feel.
So for my conclusion… I think something like this needs to be tested and by tested I mean scientifically tested. Please don’t just go and buy yourself a pair of yellow tinted glasses and start driving in the rain and in the dark- if accidents happen I am not responsible and it is your own fault! To me both arguments seem valid and plausible therefore if any clever science people or lens manufacturer want to test this myth out then please get in touch as I would LOVE to know the result and I would love to tell my dad too 😉