Wide temples and driving safety?
July 2, 2012 11:53 AM Subscribe
Can the wide temple arms on some styles of glasses interfere with driving safely?
posted by beryllium to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (19 answers total)
I am about to learn to drive, and just acquired new glasses (specifically, these frames
) for that purpose. Now that I have them, however, I'm second-guessing myself--the side temple arms are wider than I remembered them (about 7/16 inches at the front, tapering to the back), and I'm worried that they'll block enough of my peripheral vision that I'll miss vehicles at the side of my vision and thus crash into someone. Is this as much of a concern as it seems to me?
(I am legally allowed to drive without glasses at all, and indeed have not been wearing glasses for several years. The correction is primarily for depth perception, however, and I was thinking that true depth perception would be an important thing to have for this purpose! But is it more important than the lost peripheral vision?)