Polarized lenses can help combat the unpleasantness that comes with sunlight - glare. They are particularly beneficial for individuals who spend a significant amount of time outdoors or work regularly in outdoor environments. But what exactly are polarized lenses, and how can they help you? Let Executive Eyecare, our optometry practice serving Houston and the surrounding region, explain.
Benefits of Polarized Lenses
Polarized lenses are often referred to as anti-glare glasses because they reduce the amount of glare caused by light, thereby alleviating eyestrain. These glasses ultimately improve your vision and enhance your safety when in the sunlight. You know that temporary blinding sensation from the sun? It can be quite frustrating when you're enjoying outdoor activities or need to work outside. However, polarized lenses can eliminate that.
How They Work
Typically, when you are exposed to light, it bounces off various objects at different angles, which can temporarily hinder your vision due to the sun's glare. With polarized lenses, the light does not bounce in the same way. The polarized lenses provided by optometry specialists work in a similar fashion. They allow the light to directly reflect into your eyes without scattering, thus reducing glare. As a general rule, these lenses can reduce 99 percent of glare.
Individuals Who Benefit
Certain individuals benefit more from polarized lenses than others. While anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors can benefit, specific examples include those who fish, boat, or golf. Individuals who engage in winter sports such as skiing or snowboarding may also benefit. Let's not forget about those who work outside, such as house painters, construction workers, and landscapers.
It is important to note that you don't need to have a vision impairment that requires corrective glasses to experience the benefits of polarized lenses. In other words, even if you have good vision, we can assist you and provide you with a pair of glasses fitted with polarized lenses.
For those who do require vision correction, we will perform a visual acuity test first. Based on the results, you will receive a prescription, and we will customize the glasses accordingly. As a result, you will be able to see clearly without the annoyance of the sun's glare. You won't have to expose yourself to the risks of cancer and other negative effects associated with unfiltered sunlight reaching your eyes.
Contact Executive Eyecare in Houston, TX
At Executive Eyecare, serving Houston and the surrounding region, our optometrist can fit you with the correct polarized lenses and glasses that suit your face well. We highly encourage you to consider them if you spend a significant amount of time outdoors for work or leisure activities. Call our team today at 713-225-2600 to learn more or schedule an appointment.