CAN’T BARE THE GLARE?

There are many great things to enjoy about warmer, sunnier weather – but being dazzled by sunshine isn’t one of them! Temporary blindness caused by glare can be not only inconvenient, but downright dangerous. Fortunately, there is a solution – Polarized lenses – another way to #LOVEYOUREYES.

WHAT ARE POLARIZED LENSES?

This is largely dependent on the colour of lens that you choose. The most popular is a dark Grey colour that allows for reduced brightness, while still giving a very natural colour perception. Brown lenses still provide the same glare reduction, but also allows for an increase in contrast. This will allow you to wear your lenses in even slightly lower light conditions.

HOW DOES THE WORLD LOOK THROUGH POLARIZED LENSES?

This is largely dependent on the colour of lens that you choose. The most popular is a dark Grey colour that allows for reduced brightness, while still giving a very natural colour perception. Brown lenses still provide the same glare reduction, but also allows for an increase in contrast. This will allow you to wear your lenses in even slightly lower light conditions.

BENEFITS OF POLARIZED LENSES

Wearing Polarized lenses means that you can get even more out of summer – with much less harsh glare. Driving and activities around water, in particular, are much easier. You may also find that, after long periods outdoors, your eyes are less tired when wearing polarized lenses because of reduced eye strain.

HOW TO TELL IF YOU HAVE POLARIZED LENSES

Sunglasses that are supplied with Polarized lenses should have this indicated on the frame or lenses. If not, there’s an easy way to tell. Simply hold your sunglasses in front of a laptop or computer screen and rotate them 90 degrees. The screen as viewed through the polarized sunglasses will turn dark.

DISADVANTAGES OF POLARIZED LENSES

While Polarized lenses can make life easier, there are certain instances where they are less than ideal.

Because of the effect mentioned above, wearing Polarized lenses can make it difficult to see devices that have older technology LCD screens, including ATMs or possibly your car’s dashboard. Also, airplane instrumentation is impossible to see with polarized lenses. So, if you’re a pilot, please wear regular sunnies.

LEARN MORE ABOUT POLARIZED LENSES

To learn more about Polarized lenses and if they’re right for you, pop into your nearest Vision Works store or visit https://vision-works.co.za/