Monday, January 5, 2015

Wonders Of Polarized Sunglasses

I have been wearing glasses since I was 11 years old. My power has increased from a mere 250 to around 500 now. Oh My Hamsap Eyes!

I cannot live without sunglasses otherwise I would get migraine and throbbing headaches. I knew that sunglasses is a must when you drive in the snowy roads during winter as I experienced brutal winters in North America. It was all white and my eyes got almost blinded to see anything else. I always thought that I knew all about sunglasses until recently.




Nearby the factory hubs where I work, there are several peddlers hawking their wares by the five foot ways outside the shops. There was this friendly Malay guy who often called me out to buy his sunglasses. I politely replied him that I am short sighted and his powerless lenses would not help me to move around. Suddenly he brought out those huge sunglasses that could be worn over our powered spectacle frames and started his sales talk. I stood and listened.





Speaking like a qualified Dr. Optician, he explained that only Polarized Sunglasses should be worn to protect our eyes besides shielding away glares that hindered our partial visibility. Take a look at his sticker on the mirror now.  

Our naked eyes could see a man with a fishing rod.







Now Dr. Optician placed his polarized sunglasses over the same sticker and the fisherman has caught a huge fish which could not be seen with our naked eyes!! 

I was speechless!





Dr. Optician explained that only those sunglasses with the Polarized Sticker on the lenses are the suitable ones. That was interesting to me! Maybe I should get one and see something else too!


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55 comments:

  1. Hello and good afternoon everyone.. 1 more hour to 5.30pm and you publishing this post now is the most right thing to do, haha.. Then I can spend some time to read and comment, and then it's 5pm liao, nice!

    Oooo, princess here wears glasses since she was 10.. Power started from 250 and now, should be 1000 I think.. Really.. Years ago, right eye about 500, left eye about 250 .. Now should be 1000 liao.. And princess has astigmatism too on both eyes, maximum reading! Scary!

    Ooohhh, I know what Dr. Optician Quek is talking about.. Got some logic one.. I've seen people putting this "thin slice of dark frame" over their own spectacles, and treat them as sunglasses.. Two in one, win-win situtation.. But now, there's this thing called dunno what frame, it turns "black" and dark when you are under the sun, and it turns clear again when you are indoors.. What do you call that?

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    1. Waaaah! Your power is around 1000!!! You pulling my legs! You and SK will knock into each other in the darkness. Muahahahaha

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  2. Good afternoon TM, hot weather in Singapore...

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    1. This makes me think of something when i was young, but i malu to write out, wait you laugh at me...

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    2. I become shortsight at the age of 12...

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    3. Most of the bloggers were short sighted around the same age of 10-12 years old. Funny leh!

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  3. I am shortsighted too. Is it a good idea to get sunglasses from the street vendors? If they are of the same quality and specifications as the ones sold by opticians then I suppose it is alright.

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    1. Most branded sunglasses today are made in China but labelled with Italian or French designer names. Those at roadsides are also from China too, not much difference sometimes.

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  4. Wahh!!!!

    How come Anay didn't buy one immediately? :P

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  5. I went to see an ophthalmologist friend of mine on the last week of Dec to check my eyes.

    So far, so good but she recommended me to do LASIK as I am a good candidate for it, for my active lifestyle. Hihihi

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    1. Doing lasik is suitable for active people like you but I am so scared!

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  6. I love sunglasses too, but always buy cheap cheap one only, haha!!

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  7. I have been wearing glasses since I was 10+ years old. My power has increased from a mere 200 to around 750 now. Oh My Super-Duper Hamsap Eyes!!!

    :D

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  8. hmmmm, Anay bought your sunglasses from this Dr. Optician?? Thambee thought Anay always buy expensive sunglasses prescribed at renown optician shops only!! or at least Anay get them from online shopping websites while you are shopping your clothes for Letchumy.. you know, only up to certain amount that we can enjoy free delivery, so many times we have to add on some knick-knacks and what-nots to get free delivery..

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  9. aiyoyo, this Dr. Optician is never giving up.. times after times he was rejected by Anay and finally he has got those polarized sunglasses to lure Anay to buy from him.. moreover, he has got everything so well prepared to prove that his polarized sunglasses are indeed the best in town!! that "fishing man with a big fish" sticker is something interesting, but Thambee isn't quite convinced at this trick dei.. so did Anay buy any from Dr. Optician??

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  10. i have been shortsighted for almost 30 years and many times i just wanted to go for LASIK so that i don't have to grab my specs or put on my contact lens when i wake up everyday yet i can see the beautiful world clearly..

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    1. Waah waaah! I never knew Thambee lagi buta like bats way younger than me!!!

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  11. What else you wanna see? I thought you blaming your hamsap eyes for your shortsightedness? XD

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    1. heh heh heh... you lagi hamsap and fetish some more besides killing cockroaches in your bathrooms often. Muahahahahahahahahaha

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    1. Happy New Year. You never read any blogs anymore?

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  13. hahha... I wore a transition glasses, where the glasses automatically turns dark when hit by the sunlight. Much better for short-sighted folks like me.
    Anyway, good for wear a shade, it protects the eyes especially driving.

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    1. I have to wear sunglasses as I get migraine easily and hopefully could prevent cataract at old age.

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  14. yes tried this before but my head pening when i wear it. :(

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    1. Oooh! There is nothing you would try! Curiosity Kills This Cat. Miaoooo!

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  15. this fella really good wor...never give up. LOL..last last buy from him also ya

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  16. Hi! I also wera sunglasses. My favorite brand is Oakley. Thanksfor sharing.

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    1. You are a very sporty and trendy man to like Oakley. This brand has very stylish frames.

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  17. Wonderful and informative post. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  18. LOL, introduce him to insurance industry, who knows if this fella can earn a lot!

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    1. Yes agreed! He was so persistent and convincing. I was glad that i stopped to learn something about polarized lenses which is very important in winter climate countries with snow.

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  19. I also wear glasses since young but I cannot get used to wearing sun glasses so I never wear them although I know that it is good for our eyes to wear sun glasses.

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    1. It is funny that you wear clear glasses and not sunglasses! I wish I am not short sighted at all.

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  20. OK...i still don't get it but nvm...whatever does that can make him sell the sunglasses.hhahah

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    1. Aiyor how come you couldn't understand my simple English? LOL
      Read again please.......

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    1. I find it so irritating and troublesome to wear contacts. Might consider lasik treatment someday.

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  22. I don't have perfect vision but have been blessed enough to not need glasses. I used to wear sunglasses but I kept losing them.

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    1. I wish to have eyes like yours! I have never seen your face or photo so I am not sure whether you have 3 eyes!!!

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  23. My eye sight going haywire, driving without glasses seems so much better, need to consult a polar bear for the polarized glasses

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    1. I sympathize with your eyes today but if I had known you from young, I would have encouraged you to watch less pornos! Wakakakaka

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  24. Oh my, that's certainly some magic glasses! Hahaha! Love the fun post, Tan!

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    1. I didn't know the lense could filter glares and see the fish instead. I tested so many pairs and only the polarized ones could see.

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  25. you might see something you wanted to see, and something else that you wouldn't want to see...

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    1. Yeah I wanna see through the walls and toilet doors! Muahahahaha

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  26. I wore my glasses at the age of 16.. the power is around 250 and till today it is still at this range.. maybe lesser cos now a bit of long sightedness... maybe I am not as "hardworking" as you are, TM! hehehehe..

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    1. Wow! You must be well fed to keep your eyes so healthy. First time I hear someone could keep the same power for so long. I am amazed.

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  27. I'm so hardly buy sunglasses, usually I got mine from my sister, because I don't know which one is so call look nice on me, always need my sister aside to give comment, so then she gimme hers, hehe!!

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  28. Great blog, how can one distinguish between fake and original polarized stickers in sunglasses is good to know. It is important to check the sticker or any other marks , I bought sunglasses from a famous brand online at Lenspick

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  29. This is good website. Thank you for publish my post. Best polarized sunglasses have a tendency to have lenses that are a few times bigger than your eye attachment and are intelligent. They have a tendency to have outlines that snare behind the ears. Most contemporary aviator sunglasses are captivated however pilots won't wear aviator sunglasses as they can make seeing other air ship difficult.

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