Polarization, Prescription and Protection - Sunglasses for Those with AMD

Our family is spending a fun time together this week in sunny Florida. Between spending time on the beach, on the golf course and at the swimming pool, one thing you will find all of us wearing (even our one year old granddaughter) is a pair of sunglasses.

There are several different purposes for wearing sunglasses. Of course the most obvious one is protection. Sunglasses protect our eyes from the damaging effects of ultra violet and blue light.

But when both of our daughters commented on how much they loved their new polarized sunglasses, I thought perhaps others may not be aware of how helpful this feature is for those with macular degeneration.

Polarized Sunglasses

While almost all sunglasses provide UV protection, not all of them offer polarization. A polarized lens uses special material that helps to block glare.

Glare is annoying and interferes with clear vision for those with normal vision. Glare is an even bigger problem for those with macular degeneration. Did you know that one of the common symptoms for those with macular degeneration is increased glare?

Polarized sunglasses help to reduce glare - light that reflects off of water, cement, cars, sidewalks, etc.

Maximize your vision and improve your visibility when you are outdoors by making sure your sunglasses are polarized. Find out what sunglasses are polarized and if prescription sunglasses are necessary by going to:

Polarized Sunglasses For Those with Macular Degeneration

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Leslie Degner, RN, BSN

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