WHAT IS GLARE AND HOW DOES IT HURT OUR VISION?
Glare is the temporary loss of visual performance in the presence of bright light. When too much light enters your eye at once, your eye’s ability to manage it gets disrupted. Glare is distracting and can even be dangerous. There are different types of glare, including distracting glare, blinding glare, disabling glare, and discomforting glare. No matter the type of glare you’re facing, your visual performance is negatively affected.
DIFFERENT WAYS GLARE CAN HURT OUR VISION:
- Distracting glare can affect you day or night by causing “halos” around light sources like headlights or streetlights.
- Blinding glare occurs when light reflects off smooth surfaces such as water or snow. This type of glare is strong enough to completely block vision which can be highly dangerous.
- Disabling glare is also strong enough to completely block vision. This type of glare occurs with excessive light directly from the sun and can also cause objects to have a lower contrast.
- Discomforting glare occurs in bright sunlight conditions. This type of glare can occur in varying degrees of intensity – all resulting in discomfort and impaired visual performance.
WHAT IS MACULAR PIGMENT OPTICAL DENSITY AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Macular Pigment Optical Density (MPOD) is a measure of the density of Macular Pigment (MP) in the center of the retina. MP protects your eyes by absorbing damaging blue light that occurs from sunlight, LED screens, computer monitors, and fluorescent lighting. MP functions like an internal pair of “sunglasses” in your eyes, and the denser the MP, the more protective it is. Healthy macular pigment enables clear 20-20 vision and vivid color vision. When macular pigment optical density decreases, vision is affected in the following ways:
- Decreased visual acuity resulting in less clear vision perception.
- Less contrast sensitivity so visual contrast is less pronounced.
- Slower glare recovery after viewing bright lights.
- Changes in light sensitivity.
HOW DOES SNIPER SHARP PROTECT AGAINST GLARE?
Ask anyone who participates in hunting, fishing, or shooting sports and they’ll agree – glare affects visual performance. And when visual performance isn’t optimal, your shooting and aiming performance isn’t optimal. So how does Sniper Sharp protect against glare?
Sniper Sharp’s unique formulation increases the eye’s macular pigment optical density. So when all those scattered rays of light hit the back of your eye, the macular pigment absorbs it and organizes it much more efficiently. Your macula then sends a signal down your optic nerve to turn that light into images that you’re able to easily process. So if your macular pigment optical density isn’t performing at its fullest, glare becomes really problematic.
Glare can make the difference in hitting or missing your mark. Imagine a handful of rice as the rays of sunlight that glare creates. Someone takes that handful of rice and throws it directly at you. The rice scatters and creates confusion for your eyes, making it hard to focus on your target. Sniper Sharp’s specialized proprietary blend strengthens the back of the eye, increasing the macular pigment optical density. This in turn takes that handful of rice, stacks each grain up, placing them in order so that you see your target clearly with no obstruction.
If glare is negatively affecting your shooting performance, it's time you start taking Sniper Sharp! Explore our website to learn more about our formulation and the science behind it. Stay tuned for future blog posts!