Polarized Sunglasses | Wilkes Barre Optometrist | Engle Eyewear

Polarized sunglasses help improve a person’s vision when driving, boating, skiing, and participating in any outdoor activity. These glasses allow visible light to pass through while blocking UV light rays in order to keep safe your vision. Polarized glasses help reduce glare and protect your eyes from harmful lights which may be blinding. 


If you spend a lot of time outdoors, talk to our optometrist to learn more about the benefits of wearing polarized eyeglasses. Engle Eyewear is your Wilkes Barre, PA, eye doctor offering eye care tips and advice on polarized glasses. 

Benefits of Wearing Polarized Sunglasses

Wearing polarized glasses provides eyeglass wearers with many benefits, including seeing clearly in sunshine, rain, or snow. These glasses also help protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays, which can cause damage to your eyes. In addition, these glasses help reduce glare and improve contrast, increasing visual clarity. People who work outside benefit significantly from wearing this type of glasses, which protect their eyes, enhance clarity, and provide a better perception of colors than regular sunglasses.

Disadvantages of Wearing Polarized Glass

Not everyone experiences the benefits of wearing polarized glasses, and some claim they have disadvantages. First of all, these glasses can be more expensive than regular sunglasses. Additionally, it is challenging to look at LCD screens when wearing polarized sunglasses, requiring the glasses to be removed. Plus, these glasses are not meant for nighttime wear, especially making it challenging to drive while wearing these eye glasses at night. Finally, people sensitive to light changes may not be comfortable wearing these sunglasses. 

How Polarized Sunglasses Work

Polarized sunglasses have a unique chemical applied to the lens that helps the glasses filter out light. The way the chemical molecules are lined up helps block some light from passing through the lens. The chemical blocks UV light to help protect your eyes but it still allows visible light to pass through which allows you to still see while wearing them. 

Visit Us for Eye Glasses

If you have been debating on getting prescription polarized sunglasses, it might be time to see our optometrist to learn more about these types of glasses. Our Wilkes Barre, PA, optometrist at Engle Eyewear can help with an eye exam and help get you into a pair of polarized sunglasses. Call our office at (570) 208-1111 to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor to help protect your eye health. 

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