In winter, snow creates a dangerous amount of glare. While you’re driving, skiing or clearing your walk from the latest fresh snowfall, snow reflects light in all directions. Sunlight will go directly into your eyes, as well as bouncing off of reflective surfaces such as street signs and windows.
On a clear winter day with a blue sky, glare from snow can be downright oppressive. The worst culprit in snow glare is UV rays, which are barely diminished in intensity as they reflect off snow. Snow reflects an estimated 80% of UV rays that strike it. By comparison, sand reflects only 25% of UV rays — and everyone knows sand can be painful to look at on a sunny day at the beach!
UV rays can cause a temporary condition called photokeratitis or snow blindness, which is like a sunburn on the conjunctive and the cornea. Symptoms of photoketatitis include difficulty seeing, tearing, constricted pupils and a painful, gritty feeling in the eyes. And with repeated exposure, UV rays can do serious damage to vision, and may increase your risk of cataracts or even certain cancers.
Sunglasses Work — But …
You should wear sunglasses on sunny days when there’s snow on the ground, especially when driving, because they cut down on glare and increase both driving safety and comfort. Many people choose polarized sunglasses because they are better at reducing glare.
But many cars have GPS devices with displays that turn dark when looking through polarized glasses. As you might imagine, this creates an entirely new problem!
But there’s a simple solution. The NuShield DayVue screen protector is designed to work with polarized sunglasses. The DayVue screen protector film allows the light to pass through from your GPS even in direct sunlight.
NuShield already supports hundreds of built-in and external GPS devices and they come pre-cut to match your screen. If you don’t see your device listed on NuShield’s website then just send in the dimensions and they will create a size to fit your screen without extra charge. When it arrives, just smooth the film onto your device’s screen, with no need for special adhesives. To remove it, just peel it off.
The protective film is light, sturdy and strong. It protects the screen from scratches that can decrease the resale value, but it’s thin enough to for touch screen manipulation. It is the safe way to help you drive in bright conditions.
How to Order NuShield Screen Protectors
Order online or call 215 500-6426 to purchase a film to fit your display.