Its purpose is to provide visual comfort for car drivers and to reduce car accidents because it blocks bright light that would otherwise blind the driver in sunny conditions thoughout a car journey. Research studies show that temporary blinding of car drivers in bright sunlight causes over 2000 accidents in the UK and over 9000 accidents in the USA. Some of these accidents involve fatalities. For more information refer to these links:-
Yes it does that just as well as it provides anti-glare comfort for car drivers from the glare of overhead road lights.
Although the sun is lower in the sky in winter its glare can be just as distracting when driving so wearing sunclipa all year round is advisable.
Peripheral vision around and beyond 120 degrees total is in fact poor quality vision and just as likely to create false alarms rather than help see an object like a cyclist for example. The frame on which Sunclipa is attached is based on wrap-around sports glasses which have been tried and tested over many years. Sunclipa blocks the side light by being wrap-around too but it ends well within the frame extreme edges. Peripheral vision is not impaired. Whilst driving, it’s important to check wing mirrors periodically and Sunclipa for the reasons above allows you to do that in comfort. The advantage of Sunclipa is that you can look around and to the side whilst being protected from the suns rays.
Unlike conventional sunglasses that work by partially filtering out sunlight, Sunclipa works as compact, wrap-around 3D shade. It fully blocks light from unwanted directions as it has been designed to do so. Think of it as working like car a visor but with the great advantage of never needing to be adjusted or reached for quickly as the direction of travel changes. Also as the head is moved to check wing mirrors the eyes are protected from the blinding effects of the sun.
The wanted directions or points or interest are viewed through what are effectively tunnels. If you imagine being at the far end of the tunnel (rather at the near end) you will see a much wider view and therefore more chance of bright sunlight entering your eye.
Public users and Professional drivers such as chauffeurs have tested Sunclipa in a variety of sunny driving conditions and have reported that it works exceptionally well. Dr Colin Fowler (Former advisor to a DVLA driver vision committee has also successfully tested Sunclipa.
Because it has been designed not to block certain directions only, it allows a clear view of instrument panel and displays at all times. This is not the case with many conventional dark tint sunglasses which are not recommended by optometrists. Even polarised filters reduce the brightness of the internal view by 50% approximately.
Sunclipa is a unisex product and has features to allow it to be adjusted to match the eye to eye distance (IPD) and the head sizes of most people.
Sunclipa has integral clips/claws that provide a secure attachment to the frames. It is readily removable as well.
The frames have a spring action that fit snugly and comfortably on most head shapes. In addition, all eyewear packages come with rubber grips that can be attached to the frame arms for those who like extra support and security.
Sunclipa is made with recyclable plastics. We are working to produce designs that will use primarily recycled materials.
The Sunclipa attachment itself is any colour you like as long as its black! The internal colour is white. Our current frame range that we offer is blue/black red/black white/black and black. Several eyewear packages that include the frames and attachments are on the product range page of the Sunclipa eyewear website.
Yes indeed. Sunclipa eyewear sports versions are due in late 2021 (sports product pages are under construction) and can be used for cycling, outdoor racquet sports, baseball, cricket, clay pigeon shooting and volleyball to name but a few. Please enquire.
No, not when one takes in all the points previously mentioned and particularly the IPD adjustment it offers the wearer.