DRIVING

RxSport will talk you through every element of your ideal eyewear for use whilst out on the road.

Design Tech Features Lens Simulator Recommended Products

Design

Wire-frame Sunglasses

Wire-frame

Thin wire arms minimise weight and reduce blind spots. Aviator shapes tend to be popular driving sunglasses, and be honest, we all need a bit of Top Gun in our life! More seriously, the classic spectacle-style nose-bridges found on wire-frames also ensure comfort over longer journeys.

Wrap-around Sunglasses

Wrap-around

Ensures the sun is kept out, no matter where it is in the sky. The wrapped design will also maximise your field of view, helping hazard perception.

Rimless Sunglasses

Rimless

Lightweight, so ideal for prolonged use, whilst the minimalist design improves the field of view and reduces peripheral distractions.

Tech Features

Frame & Lenses

PHOTOCHROMIC: YES OR NO?

Lenses that are clear at night and then progressively darken as the conditions brighten sound ideal for driving. However, standard photochromic lenses just don't cut it, as they react to UV, which is blocked by the windscreen (otherwise you would get a tan whilst driving!). Thankfully, lens manufacturers have finally developed a solution that will work inside a car:

PRESCRIPTION

Directly glazed lenses tend to be most popular for driving. For those who wear varifocals day-to-day, there is no reason to change in the car, as they will help you keep an eye on the speedo!
Driving Sunglasses Tech Features

Lens Simulator

Below you can take a look at the effect of different lens colours for driving.

Drag the slider to view more of the image with your chosen lens colour.

Naked Eye
Selected Lens
POLARISED - The polarised filter eradicates glare, which is caused by reflected light rays off a flat surface. As such, it is ideal for driving on wet road surfaces, or coastal routes.
GREY - Neutral tint, simple shading effect, so ideal for bright days. Recommended, but not too dark as most wind-screens are slightly tinted.
BROWN - Again, ideal for bright days, but with a degree of contrast enhancement. Effectively filters blue light as well. An RxSport pick, as it offers slightly more versatility than grey, but maintains true colour perception.
YELLOW - In the past yellow lenses were popular for night driving. It has now been proven that they reduce visual performance and lengthen reaction times at night, even if they feel comfortable to wear. Yellow lenses can be worn in overcast conditions, as their brightening effect can enhance contrast.

Recommended Products

Driving Sunglasses

Oakley Latch Alpha

Extremely lightweight and tough titanium frame.

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Ray-Ban RB8317CH Chromance

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Maui Jim Kumu

Comfortable rimelss design with super-flexible temples.

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Serengeti Linosa

Lightweight and tough Trivex lenses in a halfrim frame.

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Maui Jim Alelele Bridge

Pilot shape with PolarizedPlus2 lenses as standard.

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Serengeti Bormio

Sleek wrapped shape with photochromic lenses.

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Smith Lowdown XL 2

Oversized lenses giving great eye coverage.

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Ray-Ban RB4264 Chromance

Chromance lenses boost clarity and eye comfort.

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Oakley Crosshair

Pilot-style frame with a stylish Oakley twist.

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Wiley X Kingpin

Active lifestyle design with premium spring hinges.

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Wiley X Saint

Popular frame with a versatile halfrim shape.

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Dirty Dog Axle

Wrapped frame gives great eye coverage.

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Bolle Flyair

Lightweight and offering wide peripheral views.

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Dirty Dog Typhoon

Stylish rimless shape with a retro double bridge.

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Zeal Tracker

Polarised lenses as standard improve clarity.

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