Why choose polarized lenses for your sunglasses?

profile of woman trying on sunglassesMost people have heard of the advantages of polarized lenses, but not all are aware of just what they are and how they work.

A polarized lens acts like a filter or lattice which only allows the useful light traveling from the object viewed to reach the eye, while blocking all the glare caused by the scattered light traveling in many random directions. Objects then appear sharper. Colors are more vivid and in true natural proportion due to the removal of scattered white light.

Regular sunglasses, regardless of the cost, are only colored plastic or glass and cannot block out glare. These ordinary sunglasses just reduce the amount of visible light the eye sees, but the problem of glare still remains. Polarized sunglass lenses should be of ophthalmic quality – the same as is expected from lenses used in prescription eyeglasses.

Polarized lenses are available to fit the requirements of all those who demand optical quality sunglasses. They can be purchased as plain lenses (without prescription) or with your prescription in single vision, bifocals, progressives or trifocals.

Did you know the ADC Optical Shop features polarized sunglasses for maximum UV protection and better visual clarity? ADC Opticians will also provide complimentary adjustments and minor repairs to all patients, and visitors.