Polarized glasses can help you see better when it is sunny. They can also provide more contrast between colors and reduce the glare bouncing off of certain surfaces. Many people wear their polarized lenses because it helps them see better when driving during the day. If you are interested in polarized glasses and live in Sandy Springs, call Eye 1st Vision Center to schedule an appointment with one of our optometrists. Let’s look at a few of the questions that we run into regarding polarized glasses.
Polarized glasses have lenses that are treated with a chemical to filter out glare so that you can see better. Glare is caused by the sun or other lights bouncing off a horizontal surface and then radiating upward. Polarized glasses get rid of much of the glare you see outdoors, especially when you are near water or snow. Glare can make it difficult to see objects.
There will be a difference in colors but the difference is a positive one. When there is a glare, it can distort colors and create less contrast between them. This can make it difficult to distinguish one color from another. With polarized lenses, the contrast is increased and there is far less distortion of the colors.
Polarized lenses help with eyestrain when there is a glare. By filtering the glare out, these glasses make it less necessary to squint and strain your eyes. This prevents your eyes from having to work too hard to see past the glare. With less squinting and straining, you will have less eye fatigue.
Whether you are considering prescription or non-prescription polarized lenses, our optometrists at Eye 1st Vision Center are here to help. Call our team today at (404) 252-1702 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.