First thing to understand about opaque lenses is that they are completely blacked out, no light comes through them.
When you are sensitive to light or customers don’t like the glaring light from facial bulbs you may consider opaque lenses. These are available in the soft style, with a collasible nose piece.
Podz original soft podz lenses have the same purple lenses for over nine years and are great for any tanning bed but when you have someone say they still need darker lenses you may consider using these, or possibly our fashion. The lenses on the fashion are very dark or try our green lenses.
Why would someone want these goggles when tanning or during a facial service, if someone has had corneal abrasion, uveitis, dry eyes, contact lens irritations, sunburn, medications, detatched retina, or refractive surgery. Photophobia happens to people of all ages and both sexes. It can be temporary or constant.
A common or temporary occurance is leaving a movie theatre. The sunlight after can be unbearable, however this is only temporary.
Sometime sensitivity can be a result of the pupil opening and closing to slowly or the cornea & tear not working together to create a smooth and lubricated surface to begin the process of focusing light properly.
The light may cause these clients sensitivity along with clients who may use medications listed below. Quinine, Belladonna, Tetracycline, Doxycycline, Atropine, Amphetamines, Cocaine, Phenylephrine, Scopolomine, Idoxuridine, Trifluridine, Vidarabine, Tropicamide, and Eye drops that dilate the eyes.
You don’t have to have had surgery and or be on medication to have sensitivity.
Did you know a person’s eye color can also influence their sensitivity to light. People with lighter color eyes experience greater sensitivity than pople with darker colored eyes . The extra pigment in darker colored eyes is thought to protect against harsh lighting and bright sunlight. Some people are born with large pupils. The pupil is the black center of each eye that allows light to enter. In reality, the pupil is the window of the eye. A kitchen with large windows will let in more light than a kitchen with small windows. The same goes for pupil sizes. Each person’s pupil is different in size. Some people experience more sensitivity than others due to larger pupils.
Sensitivity to light can affect anyone, when or if you find yourself or another with this common eye sensitivity know you are not alone, seek help if you are unaware of the cause.
Reguardless of why people choose Opaque Lenses, you will enjoy the restful calm that come with wearing them.