Lone Star Vision Discusses The Benefits of Polarized Glasses
Have you ever been in an outdoor situation in which the glare from the sun made it difficult to see? What about driving a car, boat, or another vehicle, while battling the sun’s rays? These conditions can prove quite dangerous, as compromised driving is never safe. Depending on whether you’re on land or on the water, the amount of glare can fluctuate, as well. Fortunately, there are polarized lenses, which dramatically affect the amount of glare a sunglasses wearer will experience. The doctors and staff of Lone Star Vision have experienced these conditions, themselves, and understand the necessity for a quality pair of sunglasses. With offices in Plano and Celina, TX, customers are given two convenient locations to tackle their vision needs. You may be wondering what polarized glasses actually means, and if it’s something you need, or not. Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of this lens feature.
The Sun’s Power
The light from our sun reaches Earth and shines down on us in a vertical direction. When these rays reach a reflective surface, such as water, they change paths and reach your eyes from a horizontal direction. This is what causes glare. Polarized glasses work by blocking the sun’s rays coming towards your eyes on a horizontal plane. Additionally, polarized glasses help to reduce the ultraviolet or UV portion of the sun’s Electromagnetic spectrum. Although this portion of the spectrum is not visible to the naked eye, it is potentially quite damaging to our vision and the delicate skin around the eyes. UV exposure has been linked to cancerous melanomas as well as various vision deficiencies. Although polarized glasses cannot claim to prevent cancer, the reduction and filtering of the UV rays is a great safety precaution for both glare and the sun’s destructive powers.
Treat Your Eyes With Care, Contact Our Lone Star Vision
If you’re near our Plano location, you can call us, 972-378-4104 or email us for an appointment. Or, contact our Celina office by phone, 972-382-2020, or email. We look forward to serving you and your family for all of your vision needs!