The same bright sunlight that draws us outdoors can also cause eye strain and eye fatigue. These problems result from the annoying glare created by bright sunlight reflected from many of the surfaces that surround us.
Glare is unpleasant, but it can also be dangerous because it reduces contrast and visual acuity. Sources of glare include water, snow, pavement, airborne water particles, dust, buildings, concrete, ice, sand, wet road surfaces, and windshields.
Polarized lenses are designed to substantially reduce or eliminate reflective glare by selectively absorbing the light waves traveling in all directions except the vertical plane.
A new polarized polycarbonate lens now available in prescription lenses satisfies the eyewear and sunglasses needs of anyone who spends time outdoors, including commuters, gardeners, anglers, boaters, water and snow sports enthusiasts, golfers, and photo-sensitive, contact-lens wearers. Polarized polycarbonate lenses can be processed like any thin-design polycarbonate lens. When polarized polycarbonate lenses are manufactured, a layer of hard-coated polycarbonate covers the polarizing filter that is positioned on the front surface of the ophthalmic lens. Ask your local eyewear professional about the benefits of polarized polycarbonate lenses.
Best of all, because these new lenses are made of polycarbonate, they add all the protection of the most impact-resistant lens material available. For an informative brochure on polycarbonate lenses call 1-800-944-6206 or visit the Polycarbonate Lens Council at http://www.polycarb.org (NAPSI)