Polarized lenses contain a laminated filter that allows vertical light to pass through but blocks the horizontally oriented light, eliminating the glare. They protect your eyes from the harmful light that could be potentially blinding.
If you are someone who spends a lot of time outdoors, polarized lenses would be a great choice for your next pair of sunglasses. This post will discuss the benefits of polarized lenses and how Medical Arts Eye Center can help you find the best pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes.
Polarized lenses reduce the glare of light around you, whether it is coming directly from the sun, from the water or even snow. Your eyes need protection when you’re spending time outside. Typically, polarized lenses will also have built in UV protection which is extremely important in a pair of sunglasses.
The first benefit of polarized lenses is that they provide clearer vision. The lenses are built to filter bright light. Without the glare, you will be able to see much clearer. In addition, the lenses will improve the contrast and visual clarity.
Another benefit of polarized lenses is that they will reduce your eye strain while working outside. As mentioned before, they will minimize glare and reflection.
Lastly, polarized lenses will allow for the true perception of colors that you may have not been getting with regular sunglass lenses.
According to Health Line, there are some disadvantages of polarized lenses to be aware of. Although polarized lenses will protect your eyes, they are typically more expensive than normal lenses.
When wearing polarized sunglasses, it can be difficult to look at LCD screens. If this is a part of your job, the sunglasses are going to need to be removed.
Second, polarized sunglasses are not meant for nighttime wear. They can make it difficult to see, especially while driving. This is due to the darkened lens on the sunglasses. You will need a separate pair of eyeglasses for the nighttime.
Third, if you are someone who is sensitive to the light when it changes, these lenses may not be right for you. Polarized lenses change the light in a different way than typical sunglass lenses. Ask your eye doctor if they think polarized lenses are right for you.
How they work
How can you tell if your sunglasses are polarized or not? Very Well Health provided a simple way to determine whether or not your lenses are polarized.
- Grab a pair of cheap drugstore sunglasses for comparison.
- Place the lens of your sunglasses at a 90-degree angle to the lens of the drugstore sunglasses.
- If the combined lenses turn dark or nearly black, your sunglasses are polarized.
These lenses work by preventing light glare from hitting your eye directly. A special chemical is used to coat the lenses that will block some of the light passing through.
Polarized sunglasses are available in many different colors. If you are a first time purchaser you should be aware that the darker the lens, the higher levels of polarization. There are gray, brown, blue, green and yellow colored lenses that can be polarized.
As always, no type of sunglass lens is going to allow you to stare directly into the sun without harming your eyes. Be careful and make safe decisions when it comes to your eyes. Make sure you schedule regular eye exams to ensure you remain on top of any conditions before they can be managed or treated. Polarized lenses can still be fashionable and fit your personal style. Medical Arts Eye Clinic & Optical can help you find the perfect pair of sunglasses.
At Medical Arts Eye Clinic & Optical, we understand the importance of comprehensive eye care and your convenience. We aim to provide our patients with the best optical care available, while serving as your one-stop-shop for all eye care needs. We take pride in our commitment to provide top-quality optical care, dependable services and patient satisfaction. We have flexible appointment hours, and we make your visit convenient, prompt and efficient. Our professional services will take care of your entire family. If you are looking to get your eyes checked, be sure to give us a call at 334-821-3838 and book your appointment.