Cutting-Edge Sunwear Technology

Recently, doctors and the optical industry have been putting a very heavy emphasis on the importance of sunwear in our daily lives. Because of several factors, we are becoming exposed to a higher and more dangerous amount of ultra-violet radiation. This has a very quantifiable impact on the health of our eyes, which is why it is crucial for everyone to have a quality pair of sunglasses.

Therefore, the team at Lovejoy Opticians has made it a priority to carry all of the latest advances in sunwear technology in Portland, OR. Keep your eyes safe by coming into our optical shop today.

Polarized Lenses

When light bounces off of a flat surfacesuch as a road or waterthe light changes direction and becomes polarized. Horizontally polarized light waves create a high level of glare, mainly because they are vibrating in a uniform direction. This glare can be uncomfortable, disabling, and potentially temporarily blinding. Most people have experienced all of these incidences of glare.

Under normal conditions, it takes roughly 1/4 of a second to react to a “driving visual incident,” driving at 60-mph, you would have traveled 22 feet. Under high glare situations, your reaction time is reduced to more than 1.4 seconds. That is more than five times as long. Hopefully, this explains just how vital reducing glare from your daily driving is.

A polarized lens has a filter laminated within the lens to completely block horizontally reflected light. This eliminates nearly 99% of reflected glare. Turn to us today to find multiple colors and shade variances available for these impressive lenses.

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