Some people feel nauseous, dizzy, or may experience headaches when wearing polarized lenses. Others may not feel any effect at all, and some may in-fact find relief from various headache symptoms. So what’s the reason?
Some manufacturers use polarized lenses in sunglasses to reduce glare. Migraineurs already know that glare is actually a knife piercing straight through head. Thus, quality sunglasses are very popular with migranieurs.
Although most manufactures marketing sunglasses are naturally anxious to defend their products, there is good reason to believe that polarization itself is not the only culprit.
If you want to wear sunglasses with polarized lenses, it’s very important to use only the ones with quality polarized lenses. However, these sunglasses can be expensive, but in any case avoid investing in cheap versions as they may have many distortions in lenses-and this can quickly lead to symptoms discussed above.
Also, when using new lenses, especially the prescription sunglasses, you need some time to get used to. At first, new lenses may cause some unwanted symptoms.
Do all these things explains the episodes of dizziness or headaches from polarized lenses? Definitely not, which is the reason it may be something worth studying in a clinical trial.
However, for most migraineurs, high quality polarized lenses will definitely benefit, if you give them some time. In fact, today there are polarized lenses that are designed especially for migraineurs. And lessening migraine symptoms are not the only benefit.
Did you experience any strange symptom only when you wear polarized sunglasses? What did you do to find some relief? Please leave your comment!