Why is it hard to see through car windows when strong lights shine

The phenomena of seeing through glass windows is different in Light and Dark. How we are able to see things in the presence of light is totally different than what we get to see when the light quality is low. This is because our pupils adjust to both these light conditions in a different way.

Another common question that is asked is why we is it hard for us to see through car windows when strong light shine? It might be a little hard to explain but by dividing it into simpler and easy steps we can help understand why this happens.
Let’s take the example of when we are unable to see properly when we come inside from a sunny room. This is because our eyes take their time to adjust. When we are outside, there are a lot of sunny rays around us. The light available outside has made our eyes adjust to it. Due to high availability of light, our pupils reduce in size. This is done so that only a little amount of light is able to pass through.

Now the size of your pupil is lesser and when you come inside, there is obviously less light. As a result, you are unable to see properly. The amount of light passing through is less which makes it hard for you to see. 

This can help us understand what is actually happening when we are unable to see through car windows when strong lights shine. While you are driving or while you are inside your car your eye has adjusted to the amount of light available around. Soon, when extra amount of light shines without your notice, it is hard for your eyes to adjust so quickly. This is why we find it hard to see through glass when strong lights shine.Easpecially if there is a coming car with very strong led lys bil.

The amount of light may be too much for your eye to handle so quickly. Moreover, our eyes our also pretty sensitive. They are made in such a way that they do not allow a lot of light to pass through to reduce the chances of any damage that could happen to the eye.

We can get more into this by taking another helpful example. This example revolves around the fact that if we take two pictures of a window where the same amount of light is turned on inside the room. The only difference is that one picture was taken in the day time while the other was taken in the light when less light was coming from behind.

This happens because when it is dark outside the light that hits the window goes two ways, some of it goes through the window and some reflects itself off the window. Some of the light also goes through the window and if anyone is outside, they would be able to see what is inside.

And what happens when it is not so dark outside? On a sunny day, some of the reflected light from inside the room goes through the window. A person who happens to be outside the window might not be able to easily see inside of the light that reflects itself from the outside is way too bright to be easily seen.

The phenomena that takes place is not very hard to understand. One must have the basic knowledge concerning how light works after being reflected from the surface. Moreover, a little insight regarding how our eyes work also help understand this phenomena.