Polarized Glasses

Swan Family Optometry Offer Polarized Glasses

Individuals who spend a great deal of time outdoors, for work or for play, have special vision needs. These individuals often have problems with glare from the sun that impedes their ability to see clearly for important tasks or for maximum safety. Polarized lenses are a good option for these individuals, to enhance vision under outdoor conditions. At Swan Family Optometry in Fair Oaks, CA, we offer polarized glasses to help you see more clearly for outdoor activities.

Swan Family Optometry Offer Polarized Glasses

What Are Polarized Lenses?

Polarized lenses are eyeglasses that are manufactured with a special coating that lets in light at a specific angle, to reduce glare and improve vision in outdoor light. Polarized lenses have been around since the 1930s. They were invented by Edwin H. Land of the Polaroid Corporation. Their sunlight-filtering ability made them a stable among U.S. army pilots. Today, many individuals enjoy better vision in outdoor conditions due to the filtering ability of polarized lenses.

How Do Polarized Glasses Work?

Light generally scatters in all directions, but when it is intense, it falls into a horizontal plane. Polarized lenses are made with a special coating that allows only some angles of light. The effect is similar to a mini-blind that allows light into an interior only partially. The result is less glare and better visibility. Polarized lenses can also be used with corrective vision.

Who Can Benefit From Polarized Lenses?

Anyone who spend a great deal of time outdoors, performing work tasks or enjoying recreational activities can benefit from the glare-reducing properties of polarized lenses. Traditionally, boaters and fishermen have utilized these lenses to allow them to view the water without the glare from the sun. Skiers also benefit from these lenses that allow them to see more clearly on the slopes. Individuals such as surveyors or workers on construction sites can use the senses to avoid hazards they may encounter in their work. Polarized lenses can also help for driving, especially during times of the day when the sun is bright in the sky. 

Make Swan Family Optometry Your Eye Doctor in Fair Oaks, CA

Dr. Swan and Dr. Chan uses their extensive knowledge of optometry to ensure her patients in Fair Oaks, CA enjoy good eye health at all stages of life and for all of their everyday activities. We offer a range a vision services, including exams, eyeglass fitting, contact lense fitting, computer vision, sports vision and management of eye diseases. Call Swan Family Optometry today at 916-966-6080 for an appointment with our family optometrist to learn how polarized lenses can help you enjoy outdoor activities to the fullest.

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