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Polarized contact lenses?

Asked by hairypalm (889points) April 13th, 2008 from iPhone

Are they real? Rumor I heard.

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Maverick's avatar

According to Google, no. Probably because if someone were to make them, it would take about 10 seconds to realize that they can’t move around on the eye or the polarization wouldn’t work. Because contacts normally move around a fair amount, and polarized filters only work in one direction, the combination probably wouldn’t work well. Not saying its impossible, just not as easy popping polarized lenses in your eyes.

hairypalm's avatar

dang, Thanks for searching. That would be pretty cool if they could.

hearkat's avatar

I had contacts for my astigmatism that were weighted to stay in position… but that made them thick and uncomfortable; so although I could see clearer than with glasses, the discomfort was too much for me. The issue for making polarized contacts stay stable is probably the same.

hairypalm's avatar

Hmmmmi forgot about this question. LOL Thankyou.

motogp87's avatar

Bausch & Lomb make something that is similar to what you are looking for. They’re branded Nike MAXSIGHT. They come in tints for specific tasks. I use them in construction, and they greatly reduce eye fatigue due to glare and makes movement stand out. I used the grayish tinted set. I believe they come in red as well, but am not sure what light spectrum those block. They do pose a bit of a problem indoors, though. It makes reading documents indoors a little difficult unless the room is lit very brightly.

Hope this helps.

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