Optic Topic

polarized lenses examples

Optic Topic by Steven A. Queenan at Regional Eye Optical – Week of November 10, 2019

One of the best ways to fine-tune sunglasses is to remove the glare of reflected light with the addition of “polarization.” While regular sunglass lenses reduce the amount of bright light that gets into the eyes, they offer no protection against annoying glare reflected off water, snow, glass, chrome, and all other shiny surfaces.

Polarized lenses not only reduce glare, but they also make images appear sharper and clearer, increasing visual clarity and comfort.

The virtually invisible filter works by blocking out horizontal light waves. It should be noted that polarization itself, may not block out harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, but most quality glasses that feature polarized lenses also come with UV protection.

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People who are light-sensitive, including post-cataract surgery patients and those who are continually exposed to bright light through windows, can also benefit from wearing polarized sunglasses. Polarized lenses may make it difficult to see some LCD (liquid crystal display) screens clearly.

To learn more, please call 320-587-6309. We are located just inside Regional Eye Center at 1455 Montreal Street, SE in Hutchinson, MN. Our business hours are:

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