Why Polarized Lenses?
For all the benefits we receive from the sun, its light can pose serious vision problems. Sunlight reflecting off of smooth water, snow or flat roads can create glare which is not only annoying, but can often be dangerous. Blinding sun glare can cause accidents, snow blindness and can even sunburn your eyes. Long term exposure to sun glare has been known to cause cataracts. Thankfully, polarized lenses can shield you against the dangers of intense glare.
The Benefits of Polarized Sunglasses
A virtually invisible filter can be built into lenses to eliminate the amount of reflecting light that enters the eye. Polarized lenses not only reduce glare, they make images appear sharper and clearer, increasing visual clarity and comfort. Available for prescription and non-prescription sunglasses, polarized lenses can be worn indoors by light-sensitive people, including post-cataract surgery patients and those continually exposed to bright sunlight through windows.
Most polarized sunglasses provide UV protection which is important to maintaining healthy eye sight. Just as we put on sunscreen to protect our skin, it’s critical that we protect our eyes from UV rays too.
Enhancing Your Polarized Lenses
Polarized lenses can be combined with other features to enhance vision, such as bifocal sunglasses and progressive lenses, and coatings like anti-reflective and anti-scratch.
Visit a VSP network eye care professional to add polarized sunglasses to your glare and UV defense arsenal. Your healthy eyes will thank you.