Yellow Polarized Sunglasses can improve Driving Response Times

6a00d8354fadbd69e2017ee9fd0f6a970d-piA recent study in the March 2013 issue of Optometry and Vision Science shows that 20 and 30 year olds that wear yellow polarized sunglasses can have a reduction of 450 ms for driving reaction times.  This can equate to a distance of 7.5 meters while driving at 60km/hr or 13.9meters while driving at 100km/hour.

Yellow sunglass lenses are available but are less common.  You may also benefit from this effect if you use brown polarized lenses.

Dr. Michael Nelson, OD

Waverley Eye Care