Polarized Glasses at Our Colorado Springs Optometry Center
Were you disappointed in the last pair of sunglasses you purchased because they just didn't seem to block enough glare from beaches, water surfaces, ski slopes, or highways? Those sunglasses probably lacked one critical feature that helps to wipe out that annoying problem: polarization. A well-made pair of polarized glasses can cut both the glare from overhead and the glare bouncing up at you from below. Our Colorado Springs optometry center, Alpine Vision, can fit you with the polarized prescription glasses or sunglasses you're looking for.
Why Polarization Is a Smart Idea
When you're going out into a dazzlingly bright or sunny environment, you know that you'll need dark-tinted glasses or sunglasses that also provide full protection against ultraviolet rays. Unfortunately, no matter how dark those lenses are, they may only filter glare from the sun and sky, not from ground level. The only reason we can see objects at all is because light rays bounce off of them and toward our eyes. The brighter the light source and the lighter or shiner the surface, the brighter the glare from that reflected light will be. This means that can have extremely dark sunglasses and still experience painful glare reflected upward from sand, snow, or concrete.
Polarization is to eyeglass lenses what blinds are to windows. It is a kind of filter that blocks only the light being bounced upward toward the eyes. Dark glasses equipped with a polarization can thus reduce the glare coming at you from all directions. This not only spares you a lot of agonized squinting, but it can also play a critical role in your safety when having fun outdoors by allowing you to see potential hazards clearly.
Your Eye Doctor Offers Multiple Anti-Glare Options
Any eye doctor on our team can help you receive the ultimate in glare protection from your next pair of glasses or sunglasses. If you're struggling with glare in indoor environments, we can add both polarization and anti-glare coatings to your everyday eyewear. If you want prescription sunglasses, we can give you beautiful designer sunglasses that correct your vision accurately, protect your eyes from UV, and keep you shielded from all kinds of glare.
Need a Colorado Springs Optometrist? Call Us Today
Don't struggle with painful, blinding glare during your skiing, fishing, sailing, or driving adventures, or any other situations which expose you to dazzling glare. Get top-quality polarized lenses from a top-quality Colorado Springs optometrist. Call Alpine Vision at any of our three offices to schedule an appointment!