Polarized vs Non- Polarized Prescription Sunglasses

Prescription sunglasses not only protect your eyes from harmful UV radiation but also allow you to see clearly in the bright or hazy sunshine, whether you are driving, bicycling or engaging in outdoor sports activities. Your optometrist in Carmel IN would like you to know the difference between non-polarized and polarized sunglasses so you can make the best choice regarding your prescription sunglasses needs.

Polarized Sunglasses

Designed to enhance contrast sensitivity and color perception, polarized sunglasses also eliminate glare but do not dim your entire vision field. Sports enthusiasts especially benefit from wearing polarized sunglasses, especially those who fish, boat, water ski, snow ski and enjoy other outdoor activities that may be hampered by the glare off snow or water. In addition, vehicle drivers enjoy the ability for polarized prescription sunglasses to reduce the sharpness of reflections and glare off smooth or wet road surfaces. For people who have difficulty driving at night in traffic or surrounded by bright street lamps and flashing signs, polarized sunglasses may help make it easier for them to see when driving through highly lit areas

Non-Polarized Sunglasses

Your eye doctor may recommend non-polarized sunglasses if you do not require or want enhanced glare protection or work with LCD screens. Polarized sunglasses tend to cause images on LCD screens blur or vanish completely at specific angles. People who operate heavy machinery should wear non-polarized sunglasses instead of polarized sunglasses to allow them to see clearly and efficiently. In addition, non-polarized lenses are less expensive than polarized lenses and will darken objects in your field of vision equally so that color and contrast sensitivity is reduced.

Call Your Optometrist in Carmel, IN Today!

If you are interested in getting prescription polarized or non-polarized sunglasses, please call RevolutionEYES today at (317) 844-2020 to schedule an appointment with your optometrist in Carmel IN. We also provide comprehensive eye exams, treatment for ocular diseases, preoperative and postoperative care for LASIK surgery and offer a wide variety of frames from which to choose.

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