Four Types of Glare: 1. Blinding/Reflected Glare

By editor
October 26, 2010


is defined as a visual condition in which the observer feels either discomfort and/or exhibits a lower performance in visual tests (e.g. visual acuity or contrast sensitivity). This is produced by a relatively bright source of light--called the glare source--within the visual field. A given bright light may or may not produce glare depending upon the location and intensity of the light source, the background luminance, the state of adaptation of the eye or the clarity of the media of the eye. Although the term "glare" is used many times in a general sense, there are actually four different types of glare. The first type is Blinding/Reflected Glare. Blinding/Reflected Glare is light that is overwhelming and can result in completely blocked vision. The solution for this type of glare is polarized lenses.

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