Best reducing glare polarized sunglasses
Polarized sunglasses have always been popular with people who spend a lot of time near water. The polarized lens blocks the glare from shining on the surface of the water, which is better than any other type of sunglasses lens.
But sunglasses are not just for people who like to go boating, fishing or going to the beach. Anyone who is bothered by outside glare can take advantage of these modern sunglasses.
Polarized sunglasses can also be helpful for driving, as they reduce reflections from flat surfaces, such as cars and light-colored pavement.
Some light-sensitive people, including someone who has had cataract surgery, will also benefit from polarized sunlight.
How polarized lenses work
Sunlight is scattered everywhere. But when it touches flat surfaces, the light that reflected from the surfaces becomes polarized. meaning the reflected light beams travel in a more uniform direction (usually horizontal). This creates an annoying and sometimes dangerous intensity of light that causes glare and reduces visibility.
Polarized lenses have a special filter that blocks this type of intense reflected light, reducing glare and discomfort.
Although polarized sunglasses improve comfort and visibility, you may experience some situations when these glasses are not recommended. An example is downhill skiing, where you want to see bright patches of reflected light as they alert you to icy conditions.
Also, polarized lenses reduce the exposure of images produced by liquid crystal displays (LCDs) found on some digital screens, such as bank automatic teller machines (ATMs) and gas station pumps.
With polarized lenses, you may also find it difficult to see the screen on your phone, depending on the type of screen technology used.
When viewing LCDs on instrument panels, boats and pilots may have a similar problem. This can be a major problem when it comes to making split-second decisions based on the hardness of the information displayed on the screen.
Despite these exceptions, polarized sunglasses offer great advantages when it comes to decreasing eye strain and discomfort in bright sunlight.
Polarized sunglasses: Other considerations
Polarized sunglasses with progressive lenses are a great choice for people over the age of 40 who spend significant time outdoors.
And polarized sunglasses with photochromic lenses are a great choice for those who are frequently in and out of the sun most of the day.
And because polarized lenses reduce reflection from water, they significantly improve your ability to see objects below the surface of a lake, stream, or ocean (a great option for both fishing and boating).
For best comfort and performance with any polarized sunglasses, ask your eye care professional about applying an anti-reflective coating to the back of the lens. When the sun is behind you, it will remove the disturbing reflections from the back surface of your sun.
Try them today
The first step to achieving optimal vision with polarized sunglasses is to examine the eyes.
Find and see an eye doctor near you and make an appointment.
Even if you have a minor amount of refractive error, correcting your outdoor vision with prescription polarized lenses will help you see more clearly and comfortably in bright sunlight.