Polarized lenses can make a huge improvement in your ability to see while outdoors. While normal sunglasses provide UV protection, which is a medical benefit, polarized lenses provide protection from certain types of light waves, allowing you to see more clearly and easing eyestrain.

There are a few ways polarized lenses truly help you see better in your day to day life. When you’re ready to look into getting a pair of prescription polarized sunglasses, make an appointment at PineCone Vision Center!

What Are Polarized Lenses?

Polarized lenses are most useful if you’re an avid outdoorsman, an active outdoor athlete or find yourself in high-glare situations such as driving, boating or working outdoors on sunny days.

Generally speaking, polarized lenses sharpen your vision in situations where glare can be distracting or even dangerous. The polarized layer of your sunglasses acts as a filter, absorbing light which is reflected off of or scattered from horizontal surfaces, known as glare. Glare commonly comes from reflections off of roads, cars or water.

4 Ways Polarized Lenses Help You See Better

1. Improves Safety

When it’s sunny outside, objects in the distance can look fuzzy, hazy or can reflect light blindingly into your eyes. Polarized lenses block those reflections, improving safety while driving, riding a bike or boating.

2. Makes Water Sports More Enjoyable

You may have seen friends or people on television who are boaters or anglers heavily favor polarized lenses. That’s because they help you see into the water, in a similar process to how an eagle can see below the water to catch a fish.

3. Reduces Eye Strain

Glare can increase eye strain, and in some cases can cause headaches and migraines over an extended period of exposure. Polarized lenses can allow your eyes to feel more comfortable and well rested while in a glaring environment.

4. Improves Vision

Wearing polarized lenses can reveal colors and images like never before.  You will see crisply and cleanly, with a level of detail that may astound you.

The majority of the population will find polarized lenses immensely helpful in improving the clarity and quality of their daytime vision.