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Polarized Sunglasses : What are they for?

polarized sunglasses lens

We know that you’ve probably heard of polarized sunglasses before and maybe you still have some unanswered questions about their benefits.

Below, we’ve expanded on helpful information that will allow you to make the best decision to determine if polarized sunglasses are for you!

What are Polarized Sunglasses?

Well, they are sunglasses with a special chemical film that coats the lens which helps reduce glare. With this chemical film on polarized sunglasses, you are able to see more clearly. In addition to being able to reduce harmful effects from UV light.


How does polarization work?

Polarization blocks glare because glare isn’t ideal when you’re having a stroll out in the park. Glare is caused when the sun’s rays reflect light in every direction and when a ray hits a flat surface and reflected light shines back at your eye. This is where polarization comes in to eliminate it.

When wearing sunglasses without polarization, the lenses only reduce the amount of light that is transmitted through the lens both horizontally and verticallyIf you choose polarized lenses, though, the glasses absorb horizontal light waves, while still allowing vertical waves to pass through. Basically light only travels in one direction through polarized lenses which then eliminates glare.


1. Reduce the effect of glare

First, reducing the glare improves your safety and experience overall. A polarized lens removes the effects of glare by blocking reflections.

This improves roadways and water sources safety as the major culprit is glare, and can cause danger to drivers who may already struggle with vision issues.

2. Allow eyes well-rested

Next, eyestrain is a nasty side effect of glare which can be relieved with polarized lens wear. Squinting to see clear images stresses the eyes and creates uncomfortable eye health issues like redness, irritation, fatigue, and headaches.
Polarized lenses neutralize this issue and allow eyes to feel more comfortable and well rested.

3. Enhance Your Vision

Finally, Wearing polarized lenses can reveal colors and images like never before. You will see crisply and cleanly, with a level of detail that may astound you.



Professional Optometrist & Designer Eyewear