Polarized glasses prevent light reflected from horizontal surfaces from getting into your eyes. This makes them ideal for people who spend a lot of time outdoors on the road or near water. At Classic Optical in Ithaca, NY, we know how horizontal reflection can damage your eyesight. Fortunately, our optometrist can help you solve this problem by prescribing polarized glasses. These glasses eliminate glare, prevent eye strain, and improve your color perception. We serve the people of Ithaca including students at Cornell University and Ithaca College. We also serve residents of Dryden, Lansing, Freeville, Trumansburg, Watkins Glen, and Cayuga Heights.

How Do Polarized Glasses Work?

Polarized lenses have a filter that only allows vertical light to reach the eye. Reflection from horizontal surfaces can cause discomfort to the eyes and can even cause dangerous situations, especially when driving. Polarized lenses reflect this glare, keeping your vision sharp in situations that would have otherwise impaired your vision significantly.

Advantages of Polarized Glasses

Some of the advantages of polarized glasses include:

Enhanced Visual Comfort

When you get outside during the summer, the first thing you probably do is squint due to the discomfort caused by the sun’s reflection from horizontal surfaces. Covering your eyes using polarized glasses reduces this reflection, ensuring you remain comfortable when spending time outside.

Allowing True Color Perception

When you have polarized glasses, you can see the natural scenery more clearly, since there will be no reflection that dim the true colors of nature. The skies will appear bluer and clearer. Plants and other sceneries appear clearer too.

They Make It Easy to Drive

When the sun hits the windshield, it spreads into a wide glare that can be distracting. Polarized glasses distract this glare, making you safer and more comfortable when driving. Who Can Wear Polarized Glasses? Most people will benefit from wearing polarized glasses. Before getting these glasses, our eye doctor will examine your eyes to determine whether or not polarized glasses are right for you. We have polarized sunglasses in both prescription and non-prescription varieties and will help match you with the perfect pair considering your medical needs, lifestyle, and personal fashion preferences.

Optometrist in Ithaca, NY

At Classic Optical, we have years of experience helping residents of Ithaca, Dryden, Lansing, Freeville, Trumansburg, Watkins Glen, and Cayuga Heights select the perfect pair of polarized glasses. Many of our patients are students of Ithaca College or Cornell University. For more information on polarized glasses or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor, call us at (607) 273-1234.