Have you ever worn sunglasses only to still find yourself squinting? This is because sunglasses are designed to reduce brightness, not blinding glare. Glare can cause eye strain or fatigue, and it can also be strong enough to block your vision. Glare can vary from mild discomfort to blinding, and it can be worse with age or if you have lighter coloured eyes.
Polarised lenses are designed specifically to reduce this experience. You can also pair your polarised lenses with an anti-reflective coating for further protection.
Polarised lenses offer enhanced colour perception, improved visual comfort and optimal UV protection. They make it much easier to see in bright light conditions. Regular sunglasses can provide sufficient UV protection, but they won’t diminish glare.
UV protection is essential in maintaining healthy vision, and reducing the risk of conditions, like cataracts, which have been linked to overexposure to UV. The most effective way to do this is to wear the right lenses, or to avoid direct sunlight altogether where possible. You can combine polarised lenses with your corrective lens design in order to experience safer, clearer vision.
Polarised lenses are best suited to those who spend a lot of time outdoors. If you take part in activities such as fishing, water sports or driving, you are likely to experience a lot of glare.
Offering vision protection as you pursue your hobbies and when you’re driving, polarised lenses are particularly beneficial. Roads, other cars, puddles and even your dashboard can create glare, which can be very distracting when driving. Polarised lenses can help make your driving experience much safer.
Those who enjoy water sports, or snow sports such as skiing and snowboarding, will also find polarised lenses a convenient solution. This is because glare can be caused by water and snow, making it difficult to see clearly. Wearing polarised lenses for these activities can enhance your vision, creating a more enjoyable experience.