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Posted on 02-20-2019

Polarized Glasses From Your Las Vegas Optometrists

If you spend a lot of time outside, you may consider investing in polarized lenses for your sunglasses. These have several advantages over traditional glasses, but you will also need to talk to your eye doctor to see if you should use these lenses. Some people find they have difficulty wearing polarized lenses, though. If you're interested in making the switch, check out Kopolow & Girisgen Doctors of Optometry, your Las Vegas optometrists.

two women wearing polarized glasses while driving

What Are Polarized Lenses?

Polarized lenses are chemically treated to filter out horizontal sources of light. The light you see through these lenses produces images with several advantages over those seen through typical glasses.

  • Less Glare: If you spend time on the water or on snow, glare from the sun's reflection can be a serious problem. Polarized lenses eliminate these reflections, cutting down on the glare you see. This glare reduction helps prevent eye strain from staying outside for too long.
  • Improved Color Perception: Unlike other sunglasses which tint colors, polarized lenses allow you to see the truest colors possible.

Are Polarized Lenses for You?

While these advantages make polarized lenses a preferred choice for many, you may have some trouble with these glasses when looking at digital displays. It could be hard for you to see your cell phone or other screens when you wear polarized lenses. Some people even feel dizzy while wearing polarized lenses. Eye doctors don't know if this effect has a physical cause or is merely psychological in nature. Regardless, you should talk to your eye doctor if you have concerns before settling on polarized lenses.

What Else to Know About Polarized Lenses

If you want polarized lenses for your sunglasses but also need UV protection, the two traits are not the same. Talk to our optician about the characteristics your glasses have. UV protection keeps harmful rays from reaching your eyes, but not all polarized lenses keep your eyes from UV exposure.

Visit Us for Your Polarized Glasses

If you would like to upgrade your glasses to reduce glare when outside, come see us at Kopolow & Girisgen Doctors of Optometry. Las Vegas optometrists will conduct eye exams to give you the prescription you need for corrective lenses before you get our glasses. We also have opticians on hand to craft the glasses with or without polarized lenses. Make an appointment with us at one of our many Las Vegas locations. We have a location convenient to you.

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