Polarized Glasses

Can I find polarized glasses for sharper vision at an eye doctor near me?

We all enjoy fun in the sun, but glare interferes with good vision. Polarized glasses are the answer for sharper vision outdoors on sunny days. If you are looking for the best source of polarized glasses that really work for you, you need to see your optometrist at Harrington Vision in Florence, SC.

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What's special about polarized glasses?

Both sunglasses and polarized glasses reduce glare in bright sunlight. Surfaces such as water, pavement, and snow all reflect light into the eyes in the form of glare. Polarized glasses reduce this glare.

Polarized glasses have a special coating that blocks horizontal rays of sunlight, but allows vertical rays of sunlight to pass through their lenses. This lets just enough light reach your eyes to give you clear, sharp vision without the scattered sunlight that causes glare.

What kind of difference can wearing polarized sunglasses make in my life?

Polarized glasses help you see baseballs, tennis balls, volleyballs, oncoming players, oncoming traffic, and fish underwater. They make every kind of outdoor fun activity in bright sunlight more enjoyable and safer.

What's the difference between sunglasses and polarized glasses?

Sunglasses are tinted lenses. They reduce the amount of light that enters your eye. Polarized glasses are also tinted so they let less light through, but they also have a laminated coating that blocks horizontal rays of light so that glare is reduced.

But I need to wear regular glasses, so I have to use clip-ons, don't I?

Many of our patients don't know that we don't just dispense prescription regular glasses, we also dispense prescription sunglasses. You can have an eye exam for prescription sunglasses with lenses that accommodate nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism. You can also have a polarizing coating put on your prescription sunglasses so you can have sharp vision in bright light.

Is there an eye doctor near me who does an eye exam to prescribe polarized sunglasses?

The answer to "Is there an eye doctor near me?" is Harrington Vision in Florence, SC. The downtown offices of Harrington Vision are located at 181 W. Cheves St, Florence, SC 29501. Call our downtown office at 843-662-0691. The West Florence offices of Harrington Vision are located at 2151 W Evans St. Suite D, Florence, SC 29501, Or request an appointment online!

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9:00 am-5:30 pm

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9:00 am-5:30 pm

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9:00 am-5:30 pm

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9:00 am-5:30 pm

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