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Protecting Your Eyes From Glare

Glare is a distracting and sometimes dangerous excess of bright light, and can happen day or night. Glare can cause squinting, eye fatigue, and in extreme cases, even temporary blindness.
 
Did you know…
  • In daylight, glare can occur when walking indoors to outdoors, moving from shade to sunlight, even from reflected light off of surfaces like cars or sidewalks
  • At night, glare can occur from oncoming headlights while driving, or from bright reflections off of wet roads, even signs
  • Glare can impair visual comfort and visual quality, which can diminish healthy sight
Watch a short video about anti-reflection options:

Anti-reflective (AR) treatments are available for many lens products to help protect your eyes. AR treatments are proven to significantly reduce glare while increasing visual comfort.
 
Best of all? These types of lens treatments and materials, plus others like photochromics and polarized lenses, can often be bundled into one lens product for maximum versatility, as well as eye protection.
 
 
Special thanks to the EyeGlass Guide, for informational material that aided in the creation of this website. Visit the EyeGlass Guide today!

 

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Pursuant to guidance by the Massachusetts state authorities, McAlear Eye Care will be closed beginning Wednesday 3/18/2020 until 4/6/2020. Dr. McAlear will be available by special appointment for any urgent issues by calling and leaving a message on voicemail. Please follow the prompts on the message as directed. We will be open on Thursday 3/19/2020 from 5pm-7pm for glasses and contact pick-ups only. We wish you all health and well-being at an unprecedented time.