When shopping for the perfect lenses for you, you should always consult with your optometrist before purchasing. There are many options to choose from that will help you in your daily activities. At Shippee Family Eye Care, serving the areas of Lancaster, St. Johnsbury, and Montpelier, we can help make sure the glasses you find meet your needs.
What are Polarized Glasses?
One of the types of lenses you may be considering when making your optometry appointment is polarized lenses. These are the perfect lenses for those who work or are outdoors for long periods of time. This is because polarized glasses reduce light glare and improves the vision of the wearer.
When you see something, you are really seeing the reflection of light rays bouncing off of an object. Before it gets to your eye, the light is scattered because it bounces off of uneven surfaces at different angles. When the surface is smooth, flat, or is reflective — like water, metal, or snow — the light is brighter because the light doesn't scatter, but reflects directly into the eye. Polarized lenses block some light as it passes through the eye. The lenses have vertical openings that only allow light that appears vertically. Meaning that it blocks out all horizontal light, like light that bounces off of water or a car's hood.
Benefits of Polarized Lenses
Polarized lenses allow less light to come through. The image you will see will be darker than it would be without the glasses, making it easier to see without the glare of the bright sun. It not only protects your eyes from the sun, but objects will look clearer and it reduces eye strain. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, especially near water, these lenses will help you see by letting less light to pass through. This also allows the wearer to see fewer reflections, no glare, and have better visual clarity.
As with anything, there are also some things you should look out for. Due to the lenses blocking out some light, they should not be worn indoors or be worn at night, especially while driving. It also may be hard to see LCD screens like a clock or dashboard.
Schedule an Appointment with your Local Eye Care Specialist Today
Interested in finding out more about polarized glasses? Whether you are due for an appointment or are just looking for a new pair of glasses, we at Shippee Family Eye Care are here to help. Visit or call an office today in the St. Johnsbury, Montpelier, and Lancaster areas, to schedule an appointment.