Polarized Eyeglass Lenses for Glare Protection

Baltimore Washington Eye Center, Maryland

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Polarized Eyeglass Lenses for Glare

Polarized light is from 7 to 10 times brighter than ambient light and represents as much as 65 percent of light seen.  Virtually any surface can be a source of glare, including water, sand, wet or dry pavement, buildings, windshields, ice and snow. Polarized lenses are designed to substantially reduce reflective glare by selectively absorbing the light waves traveling in all directions except the vertical plane. Polarized lenses are available in most lens designs and in a variety of fashion and functional colors. Polarized sun lenses will protect your eyes and give you the best vision in the sun, while driving or doing any outdoor activity.

Guest Blogger: Chris Spake, Baltimore Washington Eye Center Optical Department