Glare is described as a loss of visibility due to high intensity light. Glare essentially overpowers the eye, making it unable to adapt.

Polarized light produces "veiling glare" on the retina, sometimes called blinding glare. Much like looking through a sheer set of curtains hanging in front of your living room window, or the veil worn by a bride, objects reflecting polarized light lose some of their clarity and contrast for the observer. Colors also appear washed out.

The higher degree of polarization the light possesses, the more it interferes with vision. Wearing polarized lenses allow greater eye comfort, an unmatched clarity of vision and a truer color perception compared to ordinary sun lenses.