Polarized lenses can protect one's eyes from much of the sun's glare while providing the same UV protection as regular non-polarized lenses. Working to filter horizontally polarized rays, e.g., reflections from surfaces like water and cars, polarized lenses enhance one's visual experience by reducing glare which increases clarity and contrast.
Eye strain, otherwise known as asthenopia, is a condition that can result from excessive exposure to glare.
- Possible blurred vision
- Burning sensation in the eye
- Watery/Dry eyes
In short, if you drive/boat/fish/hike/go outside, polarized lenses are the lenses for you.
Mayo Clinic Staff. “Eyestrain.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 13 Aug. 2015, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases conditions/eyestrain/symptoms-causes/syc-20372397.