With summer now here, it’s important to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays.
Our Brentwood eye care center offers one of the largest selections of sunglasses in the St. Louis area, with styles and brands that patients love. We work with our patient’s unique visual needs to help them find the right kind of sunglasses to suit their lifestyles.
One of our most popular sunglass lens options are polarized lenses, offering the best glare reduction, with wearers who enjoy an active or outdoor lifestyle in particular noticing a significant improvement in both comfort and clarity.
How Do Polarized Sunglasses Work?
Polarized lenses are made through the application of specialized chemicals that are used to create a lens coating designed to block intense light that reflects into your eyes in all directions off horizontal surfaces, such as water or asphalt, thus reducing glare and discomfort.
People who spend a lot of time behind the wheel, on water, or doing outdoor activities tend to experience a significant improvement in their vision over non-polarized lenses because of this sun reflection technology.
Polarized Vs. Non-Polarized Sunglasses
There are many reasons to choose polarized over non-polarized sunglasses, the most important being glare elimination. Many wearers do not realize that horizontal glare can have a major impact on their vision, even temporarily blinding them at times. This can prove especially dangerous when driving, momentarily obscuring your view of the road ahead.
Polarized lenses provide you with more than just protection from the sun. They can also help reduce eyestrain and eye fatigue from light sensitivity and may reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches.
The level of comfort they offer doesn’t stop there! Polarized sunglasses provide great color contrast, making playing outdoor activities easier and more comfortable. This means you will be able to better distinguish the golf ball on the fairway or see your favorite bird hidden in a tree while out on a hike.
Non polarized lenses may protect your eyes from UV and simply reduce the intensity of light reaching your eyes, but they aren’t designed to eliminate glare and don’t have the same advanced technology that polarized lenses do to provide more clarity.
Affordable Polarized Sunglasses
Polarized lenses are a great investment for people looking to improve their vision when outdoors or in high-glare situations. It’s always important to purchase a pair of sunglasses that you know will last for years to come and provide you with the best protection and clarity for your individual needs – a more cost-effective option than buying a cheaper pair that aren’t right for you every year or two!
While polarized sunglasses are a game changer, it’s important to remember that LCD displays can become distorted while wearing them. We recommend not wearing polarized lenses at night or while operating vehicles with LCD displays. Boaters and pilots should consult with our Brentwood optometrist before choosing polarized lenses to ensure they do not cause a problem viewing LCD screens or panels. Our St Louis eye care professionals will take the time to review your lifestyle and vision needs to help you determine if polarized lenses are right for your job or activity.
Contact us today to arrange an in-store visit to discuss how polarized sunglasses can help you enjoy your time outdoors, or visit our web shop to see our eco-friendly frames that you can pair with polarized sunglasses!
Don’t forget now through the end of June you can take advantage of a free eye exam too! Book your appointment today: https://stlecoeyecare.com/book-an-appointment.