BETTER VISION explains how polarised lenses reduce irritating glare for optimum vision.
Whether you’re a snow sports enthusiast, water sports junkie, or you simply enjoy spending a lot of time outdoors – polarised sunglasses can significantly reduce reflections and glare, to help you see better.
How can polarised lenses support your vision?
Glare reflected off transparent or wet surfaces is not only annoying and distracting – it can also affect your vision. Polarised glasses may support and improve your sight in the following instances:
General light-sensitivity. Those who are sensitive to bright light will benefit from these lenses, as well as the UV protection it offers (if the lenses offer full UV protection).
If you love to fish, row, boat, or do other water sports, polarised sports sunglasses will allow you to see better below the water’s surface. This may come in handy when you want to reel in that giant, or if there’s an obstacle below the water that can be potentially dangerous for your boat or canoe.
Driving. When we’re on the road, we’re often distracted by glare, caused by Sunlight reflected off wet roads, windshields and car hoods.
Snow sports. When combined with the traditional rose or yellow ski goggle hues, polarisation filters can reduce the distracting bright sunlight reflecting off snow. However, speak to your eyecare professional before buying polarised snow goggles or using it for skiing because it can affect your contrast perception.
Post surgery. You may find that your eyes are more light sensitive for a few months after eye surgery such as cataract removal. Wearing polarised glasses can make you feel more comfortable and can help you see contrast better.
What causes it and how to get relief
Eye strain can be both painful and irritating. These days, we’re all constantly staring at our smartphones, computer screens, or some type of digital device. After a long day it can lead to tired eyes, burning eyes, making it difficult to work and perform everyday tasks. Find out exactly what causes perceived eye strain, and what you can do to get some relief.
What is eye strain?
Eye strain is eye fatigue that mostly happens due to overexertion. After long periods of reading, working on digital screens or driving far distances without taking a break, you may experience eye strain symptoms such as:
Severely dry, or even watery eyes
Neck, back and shoulder aches (postural pain)
Eye strain headaches
Red and itchy eyes