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.
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:
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!
Trouble seeing in low light conditions is sometimes referred to as “nighttime myopia.” If you aren’t familiar with myopia, it’s the inability to see things clearly that aren’t relatively close to your eyes. It’s also known as nearsightedness or shortsightedness. Myopia occurs when light comes into focus in front of the retina, as opposed to directly on it.
Nighttime myopia can become a major functional problem for people – especially young adults. Left untreated, it can eventually lead to fully developing the condition. Struggling to see in low light conditions can be caused by decreased clarity of your eye’s lens or retinal disease. No matter the cause, Sniper Sharp can help.