Blue Sky Eye Magazine 2020

There are three solutions that can help both alleviate the problem (the glare itself) and the aftereffects (eye fatigue or eye strain). The first solution for both distracting and discomforting glare are anti-reflective lenses. With reflections gone, more light passes through your lenses for better vision with fewer distractions. Asecond solution to glarewhile you are outdoors is photochromic lenses, such as Transitions®. Photochromic lenses react to the amount of UV light hitting your eyeglasses, keeping your eyes protected from both distracting and discomforting glare under a variety of lighting conditions. The final solution, polarized lenses, can be beneficial in controlling all four categories of glare, depending on the amount What solutions are available for the various types of glare?

of light available. Polarized lenses, whether prescription or non- prescription, will help lessen the visual discomfort and reflections. Dr. Samuel Estes of Optometrists of Lansing says, “Wearing quality polarized sunglasses year-round protects your eyes from reflections off water, snow, and roadways.” Digital devices, driving, and Michigan weather means that we deal with glare daily. Glare has no season; as long as there is light, there will be glare. Tell your Blue Sky Vision eye care team about the situations where you struggle to see clearly. They will answer your questions and recommend the best solutions to make your vision as safe and comfortable as possible.

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