Polarized Glasses for Tomball, Klein, and The Woodlands
If you love the great outdoors, you probably find the sight of a dazzling body of water, pristine beach, perfect snowscape, or open highway extremely alluring. Unfortunately, the glare reflected by these environments can also prove extremely irritating to your eyes or even threaten your safety. That's when you need to consider getting a reliable pair of polarized glasses. Here at Today's Vision Creekside, we're proud to offer these helpful products for residents of Tomball, Klein, and The Woodlands.
Why Polarization Makes a Difference
In ideal circumstances, a good pair of UV-blocking sunglasses or other tinted glasses might serve your outdoor vision purposes just fine. However, the glare you need to fight doesn't just come from the sky in the form of direct light waves. It also takes the form of glare bounced off of surfaces. Ordinary sunglasses do a good job of handling the former, but not the latter, which is why you might still suffer from blinding glare issues no matter how dark the tint of your sunglasses is. Common sources of this reflected glare include sand, snow, water, and light-colored pavement. These bright surfaces not only irritate your eyes, but they can also reduce your useful vision and make you vulnerable to accidents.
Polarized lenses solve this problem. A polarized lens has a special chemical on it that acts as a filter on horizontally-oriented light waves while allowing vertically-oriented light waves to pass through. This effect eliminates the reflected glare that might otherwise impair your vision and cause discomfort.
Polarized Glasses at Our Optometry Clinic
Our optometry clinic will be happy to fit you with prescription or non-prescription polarized glasses for outdoor use. We offer a wide range of attractive frame styles and tint options for both adults and children. If you have a refractive error such as presbyopia, these prescription lenses will do just as good a job of clarifying your vision as your everyday non-tinted glasses. You may also consider photochromic glasses, which darken only in strong light conditions, to double as your indoor-outdoor eyewear. Bear in mind, however, that polarization may reduce your ability to read some kinds of electronic displays.
If you really want maximum protection from all forms of glare, ask about an anti-reflective coating as well. We can have this extra layer of glare protection added to your lenses during the fabrication stage. Now you're ready to fish, drive, ski, or enjoy other outdoor activities in comfort.
Looking for Polarized Glasses or Other Eye Care Services?
Whether you need polarized glasses or any other primary eye care services, Today's Vision Creekside can oblige. Contact our optometry clinic at (346) 808-7342 to get started!