Polarized Lenses

What to Know About Polarized Lenses

Perhaps you're searching for an "eye doctor near me" in search of a new practitioner. Maybe you're interested in polarized lenses because you ski. Maybe neither of these is the case, and you're just curious. No matter the situation, we can help you by providing insight. We'd also like to note that Littlefield Optometry, serving Kansas City and the nearby region, offers polarized lenses. 

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General Information

Light bounces off objects and scatters at various angles, hindering your vision. However, polarized lenses are special lenses that prevent this process from occurring. The light doesn't bounce off; instead, these polarized lenses direct light into your eyes and prevent it from scattering. As a result, you won't see glare. It might surprise you, but these glasses can reduce glare by 99 percent.

Who Could Benefit From Polarized Lenses

Individuals who spend a lot of time outdoors can benefit the most from these lenses. For instance, if you're an avid golfer, boater, or fisherman, you could benefit from minimizing glare. People who engage in winter sports may particularly benefit from these lenses, including those who snowboard or ski.

We'd also like to note that it's not just individuals who are outdoors for play that can benefit. Those who spend a lot of time outside due to their job can also experience a significant difference when they wear polarized lenses, including those who paint houses, do landscaping, or work on construction projects.

Even if you don't typically wear glasses or contacts, you could still use these glasses. We can make it so the lenses don't have a prescription but are polarized, giving you the benefit of less glare when you're outside.

What to Expect When Getting Polarized Lenses

Before you receive a prescription for these lenses, we'll first have you undergo a visual acuity test, which involves reading lines of letters. Each line is magnified at a different level. We'll start with the smallest and gradually increase the magnification power to determine if you need prescription lenses. Afterward, we'll help you pick out frames for your new glasses.

Contact Littlefield Optometry in Kansas City, MO

Our team at Littlefield Optometry, serving Kansas City and the general vicinity, is here to provide the quality eye care you need. We can help if you're looking to reduce glare if you engage in one or more outdoor sports or are just outside a lot for work or enjoyment. We can provide you with glasses to correct a vision deficit, and sometimes, it may be a combination of those two simultaneously. Schedule an appointment with us today by calling (816) 888-5400 .

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