My first thought was how a pair of polarized sunglasses would have saved you all this drama.
Please invest in a pair. I wish all my patients took this simple step to protect themselves.
|Quoting Tugger (Reply 26):|
Actually, Polaroid sunglasses are great, just need a bit of shaking and waving (or stick them under your arm for a few minutes) to get them to work.....
No they don't. I think you are referring to photochromic lenses, which change in sunlight.
|Quoting UAL777 (Reply 28):|
Actually polarized lenses can make dashboard instrumentation hard to read. They also tend to "see through" water. Most guys (myself included) don't fly with em.
While that is partially true, lets face it, your eyes belong on the road not on distractions on the dashboard. But as has been said, most car gauges are not LCDs or digital outlays, so its a non-issue.
And respectfully speaking, we're not talking about flying here. But you are wrong about one thing.....polarization IS used in many cockpits, as window shades....
Photo © Peter Fagerström
This is the BEST example of polarization at work in avaition. Just look at the view through that windshield and through the orangish polarized screen
Photo © Vasco Garcia (VDG-Images)
Photo © Nitin Sarin - AirTeamImages
Polarized sunglasses are THE MOST effective way to reduce glare. In aviation, its benefits ARE indeed realized but in a way that its not a sunglass so the digital outlays can been seen.