Polarized Sunglasses: Fashion & Function

Baltimore Washington Eye Center, Maryland

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Polarized Sunglasses: Fashion & Function

Baltimore Washington Eye Center Optician Chris Spake shared some useful information about polarized sunglasses and UV protection. To truly enhance and protect your vision, sunglasses should provide UVA/UVB protection and protection from glare. Prolonged exposure to UV light damages the cornea, lens and retina. One step to eliminating these damaging rays is to block 100% of the UVA/UVB radiation. So you will want to specifically look for a sunglass labeled for this protection. To address glare, you should look for a “polarized” lens. The main function of a polarized lens is to condition light, thus changing incoming light to enable clearer sight for the wearer. Glare can come from a multitude of surfaces such as water and snow. This glare can be very distracting and distorting when it comes to clear vision and this has the ability of diminishing the quality of your activities (water skiing, roller blading, show skiing, kite flying, fishing, biking, crabbing, watching the sunset, etc.). Quality polarized sunglasses can completely eliminate this kind of distracting glare. 

For maximum protection in sunwear: 

· Eliminate all ultraviolet radiation (UVA/UVB protection) 

· Provide protection from blue light while maintaining natural color perception (polarized ) 

· Maximize protection by selecting a wide or wrap around sunglass frame with side protection 

· Choose transmission (lens color) according to light conditions and activity. 

Consumers today expect and demand high tech and high performing products that satisfy all needs. At Baltimore Washington Eye Center we offer many sunglass options, including Oakley and Maui Jim, so stop by and choose from our latest styles. 

Guest Blogger: Chris Spake, A.B.O.C. at the Baltimore Washington Eye Center Optical Center 

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about polarized sunglasses and UV protection or come in for a sunglass styling and fitting, contact Baltimore Washington Eye Center by calling 800-495-3937, visiting Baltimore Washington Eye Center or facebook.com/baltimorewashingtoneyecenter..

Baltimore Washington Eye Center is a leading eye care practice serving the greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area staffed by a team of Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, diagnosis and treatment of cataracts including cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease, care for diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration (AMD) and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses, eyewear and optical services. Baltimore Washington Eye Center is conveniently located for patients from Arbutus, Carney, Clarksville, Columbia, Dundalk, Edgemere, Essex, Ellicott City, Ferndale, Glen Burnie, Kenwood, Laurel, Linthicum, Lutherville, Millersville, Odenton Owings Mills, Reisterstown, Towson, Parkville, Randallstown, Rivera Beach, Pasadena, Severna Park, South Gate and Woodlawn Maryland.