Does Night View Really Work?


Does Night View work?The Night View glasses are like sunglasses that you wear at night to cut down on glare without cutting down on what you’re able to see.

Overview
It’s especially hard to drive when there is sun glaring right in your eyes, which is why so many people wear sunglasses while driving during the day, but at night it can be just as dangerous and blinding with all of the bright headlights contrasting with the dark conditions. And of course there are those people who put halogen bulbs in cars, or those that forget to turn their brights off, so you end up with massive glare that can make you lose sight of your lane.

The Claim
The makers of the Night View glasses say that they work to cut down on glare, allowing you to drive safely at night without compromising your vision or making things any darker. They say that it’s the yellow coating on these lenses that blocks the blue light waves that are responsible for all of that glare at night. You’ll be surprised just how many sources of glare there are. Of course from the headlights, but also brake lights, street lights, and even traffic signals. It’s all supposed to be reduced with these glasses.

The Hype
These have their own mini-infomercial that tries to show how they work, which adds some hype because you’re not quite sure if they way they’re being depicted is exactly how they’re going to work in real life when you get them home.

The Cost
Night View glasses total out at $26 for two pair. The advertised price is $10 but that quickly jumps to $18 with shipping, and then they tack on the 2nd pair but charge shipping for it, which brings it to $26. In the event of a return you’d only get a $10 credit back on your card, so it’s a bit of a risk because $16 plus the cost of return shipping gets wasted. When you consider that each pair is $13 delivered to your door, it’s still such a competitive price that it’s worth taking a big of risk for a solution to night driving.

The Commitment
All that’s required on your part is to put the glasses on at night and continue on with what you were doing, most likely you’ll want to use them when driving at night. It might take a little while to get used to wearing these at night, since unless you have prescription glasses you’re likely not used to wearing any eyewear while driving at night.

Evaluation
Anti-glare glasses are nothing new, and have been on the market for quite some time now, so they’re not exactly creating a new product here, but marketing it in a way that will get more people to want to try it. This is good for a few reasons, it means that the technology behind it is matured, so it’s not like you’re being a guinea pig for a product that is totally brand new. It also means that they can make these pretty cheaply, as the materials are already in existence so they don’t have to spend a lot on R&D to try and perfect this.

Another point to consider is that these are meant to be worn like sunglasses, so if you already wear prescription glasses you might not want to get these and go with something like these HD Night Vision wraparounds instead. They’re larger sized and meant to be worn over your prescription glasses. If you wear contacts or don’t wear glasses at all then the Night View glasses would be a better choice for their size and style.

Final Night View Review

The Night View glasses are getting our Solid Try rating. We checked out other night driving glasses that might be able to compete with these, but were unable to find good ones that are in the same price category. You end up spending around $40 or more for a decent pair, and since these get good feedback at a price that’s less than half that it makes sense to give them the go. If you split the cost with a friend it makes the most sense, because then the most each of you is risking is $8 if they don’t work like you hoped they would.

Our Recommendation
These make a good choice, and you’ll want to decide on something instead of continuing to drive around at night if the glare is affecting your vision. You definitely wouldn’t want to hem and haw on a pair of nighttime glasses and then have something bad happen to you on the road because of it. Pull the trigger on something, either these or a different pair of well-reviewed driving glasses if you don’t mind spending a bit of extra money on them.

What do you think? Does Night View work or not?


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Phyllis DeFalco August 11, 2013 at 12:46 am

I have had these now for about a year. I wanted them because it rains a lot where I drive and you can actually see through the drops and it makes for a safer drive. I also get those annoying floaters in my eyes that look like lint so this actually makes them almost impossible to see because they take the glare out if the equation. The fact that you get two is great for me because I tend to lose one eventually and I will have a second pair until the first ones show up again. So I found them to be a great value for the money regardless of the shipping and handling charges.

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LS August 11, 2013 at 4:00 am

I honestly had never heard of anti-glare glasses that are worn at night. Maybe I am just out of the loop, but I am actually really glad I came across this review. I hate driving at night because of all of the glare from other cars, street lights, and lights from shopping centers. I think I am definitely going to give this a try and tell everyone I know about it, since I know I am not the only one that suffers with glare problems when driving at night. This could definitely ensure the safety of myself and other drivers on the road. And the price is right too.

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Rhonda August 11, 2013 at 4:30 am

I have night driving blindness. I have prescription glasses that was I was given to drive at night, but they broke and were very costly. I am going to try the Night View glasses as the cost is reasonable compared to going back to the eye doctor. I haven’t driven at night for several months because my glasses were broke. I am going to order these right now and I am excited and hoping these work for my night blindness. Will update with the results.

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Andres Vargas August 11, 2013 at 7:45 pm

$26 for two pairs! Freakin’ sweet! I love these glasses for two reasons. One, they actually do enable you to see a little better at night, particularly whilst driving, but also, they have the great effect of making things brighter in low light during the day. But, two, and most importantly, these glasses look cool. Any article routinely worn by Hunter S. Thompson is unassailably cool. These are the only type of glasses (prescription aside) that you can get away with wearing inside and not being instantly labelled a douche.

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