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Are polarized lenses suitable for flying?

Are polarized lenses suitable for flying?

Polarized sunglasses are one of the most popular lens choices which available at Malaya Optical . They are remarkably effective at eliminating glare, making them an ideal choice for outdoor use. Those who are involved with active outdoor activities such as riding boat, playing golf, climbing mountain or any other sport activities, polarized lenses are one of the best choices for you to protect your eyes from bright and glare lights. However, there is one activity where polarized lenses are actually detrimental: flying. How many of you know whether are polarized lenses suitable for flying?

Polarized lenses have a special chemical components applied to the lenses to filter light. The chemical’s molecules were designed to lined up specifically to block some of the light from passing through the lens. On polarized sunglasses, the filter creates vertical openings for light. Only light rays that approach your eyes vertically can fit through those openings. The lenses block all the horizontal light waves bouncing off a smooth pond or a shiny car hood, for instance. As a result of this filtering, the image you see with polarized lenses is a bit darker than usual. But objects look crisper and clearer with polarized lenses, and details are easier to see. This also help our eyes to see more sharper vision, clear clarity and enhance the colour vision of your natural view. With so much of benefits why can’t pilots use polarized lenses during fly? Here is the answer for it.

In fact, the very reason why polarized lenses are so effective is the reason why they are not recommended for pilots to wear. Polarized lenses diminish glare by absorbing and blocking incoming horizontal light, while allowing in vertical light. First, this effect can cause issues in the cockpit in regards to the aircraft’s instruments. Polarized lenses can reduce the ability to read instruments that already incorporate anti-glare filters. Additionally, they interfere with the ability to read LCD instruments, which emit polarized light. So, this is why you should know are polarized lenses suitable for flying?

Apart from this, there are other few instances where polarized lenses are not recommended too. Polarized sunglasses may not be beneficial while we are looking at LCD (Liquid Crystal Display), such as car dashboard control, ATM cash machines, cell phones and some watches. On the other hand, when there are more light or glare, polarized lenses can provide advantage usage to see ice on roads while driving, to see icy patches when skiing, and when driving at night, you can buy polarized glasses that are supposed to help reduce glare when driving at night. 

At Malaya Optical, we as a professional eye care practitioners do always get some history about your eyes sight, and before getting a suitable sunglasses we do always gather some information about your needs during wearing sunglasses. Knowing your profession do also help us to recommend you the best eyewear or sunglasses that suits your daily wear. We carry over hundreds of designer and branded eyewear for frames and sunglasses. We do carry polarized sunglasses brands such as Maui Jim, Ray Ban, Oakley, Never Hide, Rudy Project, Alba Optics, Ryan Adda, Moscot and many more. There are plenty of polarized sunglasses choices which suits for children, teen age members, adults, professionals, elders, sportsman or sportswomen. We do also have polarized fit overs which protects our eyes from sunlight/ultraviolet radiation and it usually best fits for those spend long hours outdoor or also serves as a good protection for those who have done cataract surgery. This type of fit overs can wear on top of your prescription glasses. So, what are you waiting for? Would you like to get a polarized sunglasses? Do drop by to your nearest outlet and get one for you now!