Prescription Sunglasses

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dnest, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. dnest macrumors regular


    Sep 16, 2012
    I wear prescription sunglasses but I usually just keep them in my car. So I put them on today and looked at my phone, and the screen looked blue. This didn't happen with my 4s. Not that I'm complaining, I just thought it was weird. Has this happened to anyone else?
  2. Blorzoga macrumors 68030


    May 21, 2010
    Your glasses must be polarized? Reminds me of the time I was at the gas station and it looked like the display on the pump was black. I was about to go in and report that the pump was broken, but then I took off my polarized sunglasses and it appeared.
  3. Crotalus_Joe macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2008
    This is one of my few pet peeves with the 5, it does not work well with my polarized sunglasses. I end up having to hold it lower and look out the bottom of my glasses.

    I am guessing it has to do with the process of integrating the touch sensors into the screen since i didnt have these issues with the 4.
  4. ercsliberty macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2011
  5. CSMchris376 macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2010
    I get something similar with my 4S. If I turn the screen sideways with my prescription glasses on, that are polarized, the screen will darken up. I also experienced what the other poster described with the gas pump. Freaked me out at first as well.
  6. Mliii macrumors 65816


    Jan 28, 2006
    Southern California
  7. Mrg02d macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2012
  8. Starfox macrumors 6502


    Apr 7, 2011
    Happens with my non-prescription sunglasses too. When the phone is tilted 45 degrees to the left / right it's clear though :D
  9. DVDxR macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2009
    LCDs (even the old segmented displays found in things like pocket calculators and digital watches) contain polarizing films as part of their design. There is always the possibility that these will effect viewing through polarized sunglasses. It's a combination of the orientation of the film and the orientation of the polarizing layer in the glasses, so it's pretty much impossible for the display vendor to take it into account.
  10. tigerfan41 macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2011
    Nope, no issues with my prescription sunglasses (though they're not polarized--just super dark). I did have my mom (who has polarized sunglasses) take a look at her 4S with the glasses on and she said it looked weird.

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