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Old 29 March 2009, 08:38 PM
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Icon401 Good vision in a downpour
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Old 29 March 2009, 08:56 PM
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[sarcasm]Yes, wearing a pair of sunglasses at night will help you see better if it is raining [/sarcasm]
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Old 29 March 2009, 09:10 PM
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Sunglasses will help to cut the glare (I have polarized grey lenses), but nothing's going to make that blowback spray from that semi that just blew past you disappear. I've been in some truly torrential downpours going well below the speed limit where the truckers don't even ease off the gas.
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Old 29 March 2009, 09:16 PM
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A good lens will help improve contrast, which, when you're driving on a gray-ish road and the sky is also gray-ish, can be helpful.

The lenses do not have to be so dark, though, that you cannot see reasonably, though I wouldn't wear them at night.
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Old 30 March 2009, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by snopes View Post
In the event you face such a situation, just try your SUN GLASSES (any model will do), and miracle!
Although the Joo Janta 200 Super-Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses are the brand most recommended by "People who know".
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Old 31 March 2009, 07:16 AM
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If they are polarized, the water will be less noticeable, but it will not magically make the visibility perfect. It helps, but it's not a complete solution.

Fishermen often wear sun glasses for the same reason, it reduces the glare and lets you see what's under the surface better.
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Old 21 April 2009, 04:41 PM
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I wear prescription polarized glasses when I drive in town at night when it rains. With my strabismus, it's the only way I can keep my eyes from going cross-eyed against the glare.

I wear my normal prescription glass all other times...the kind that turn dark when exposed to sunlight.
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