Being outdoors can do you a lot of good in several ways, but it isn't always good for your eyes when you don't wear eye protection. Wearing sunglasses is a great way to protect your eyes in a variety of ways, and polarized glasses come with even more benefits. When you wear eyeglasses, having polarized lenses can be a great way to make it easy to switch between them when you go outside. If you live in or around Yankton and are considering polarized glasses, contact Meridian Eye Care to schedule an appointment with one of our eye doctors.
Glare and the Eyes
When you go outside, there are many different types of surfaces. Some are rough and irregular, but others are smooth. When you are around smooth surfaces, the sun can bounce off those objects and will be perceived as glare. Glare can be highly dangerous when you're engaged in activities such as driving or boating. Surfaces like the other vehicles on the road, snow, and the water around you are all surfaces that can create glare. When glare hits you, it can be temporarily blinding.
Polarized glasses have a specific coating on them that changes all of that. It is a coating that blocks light at certain angles from going through the lenses and into your eyes. This strong protection against glare can make your driving and other activities safer and less frustrating.
When you wear polarized glasses, they can do other things for your vision as well. They can cut through the haze and allow you to see better outdoors than you could without them. Because they block light at certain angles, it makes it easier to see when it's hazy out. They also sharpen your vision and let you see a little better. It makes everything look sharper and in better contrast. It also enhances the colors you see, deepening them and allowing you to see things you might not be able to without these lenses. When you switch from your eyeglasses to your polarized glasses, you'll love the way everything looks.
Contact Our Optometrists in Yankton, SD
Whether you need an eye exam or you simply want to get polarized glasses, contact Meridian Eye Care to schedule an appointment with one of our eye doctors. We can provide the eye care you need and make sure you get just the right sunglasses for better, sharper vision outdoors. Call our team today at (605) 665-8688 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.