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Are polarised sunglasses good?

Are polarised sunglasses good?

You probably know the importance of UV protection sunglasses to our eyes. UV rays from sunlight are harmful to our eyes and extended exposure to UV rays can lead to development of ocular diseases such as cataract, ARMD (age related macular degeneration), pterygium and so on. 

As we all know sunlight scatters in all directions. However, when sunlight strikes on a flat surface, the light is reflected by the surface. At this time, the reflected light will travel in a uniform direction and most of the time they reflected horizontally. This phenomenon of light is known as polarization. The polarized light creates an annoying and sometimes dangerous intensity of light that results in glare and reduced visibility. 

Annoying polarized light and sun glares create unnecessary troubles to people who spend a lot of time outdoors, on the road and especially near water. Thanks to the innovation of lens manufacturers, today we have polarized lenses that can solve this concern. Polarized lenses have a special filter that wipes out harsh glare in bright sun and reduces the haze. 

Usually polarized lenses are available on polarized sunglasses. You may confuse between UV sunglasses and polarized sunglasses as some companies advertised them together. They are actually not the same thing. Polarized lens alone does not protect your eyes from UV rays. 

Are polarised sunglasses good

How do polarized sunglasses benefit people? Are polarised sunglasses good?

As per mentioned above, polarized sunglasses are good as they provide superior glare protection among people who spend long times outdoors, on the road and near water, either work or leisure. The significant function of polarized sunglasses make them popular among the people who experienced eye strain and discomfort in bright sunlight. 

For drivers, polarized sunglasses helps them to drive safer by reducing direct glare which is reflected from the hoods of vehicles and light-coloured pavement. This, in turn, improves drivers’ vision comfort and visibility. Furthermore, people who are sensitive to light or photophobia, particularly patients who have had cataract surgery will benefit from polarized sunglasses. 

Are polarised sunglasses good

Moreover, as polarized sunglasses provide superior glare protection and reduce reflections off water, they significantly enhance your ability to see objects below the surface of a lake, stream or the ocean. On the other hand, polarized sunglasses with green tint offer extra contrast and colour even in most demanding light conditions. Thus, people who enjoy playing golf are able to enhance their ability to track their golf ball after hitting it, with polarized sunglasses on. 

Though polarized sunglasses have a lot of advantages, there are still scenarios where polarized lenses are not advisable. For instance, people who enjoy skiing. During the downhill slope, they actually wish to see the bright reflective patches on the snow slope as those patches can alert you to icy conditions. Another example, pilots and boaters may experience black-out problems while looking at the LCD displays on instrument panels. This can be life-threatening when they have to make split-second decisions based on the information displayed on a screen. 

Despite these exceptions, polarized sunglasses still offer whopping advantages when it comes to reducing eye strain and discomfort from bright sunlight.

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Anti Glare Solutions

Problems with light and glare can endanger any driver. Uncontrolled glare may mask oncoming traffic and limit the ability to see signs and brake lights. Glare control is one of the most critical issues that must be dealt with for safe driving.

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Xperio Sun Lens

Essilor Xperio Sun Lens

Our eyes need UV protection just like our skin. Exposing your eyes to UV rays can harm your vision and cause several eye issues such as cataracts, corneal sunburn, macular degeneration, pterygium, and skin cancer around the eyelids. ” Essilor Xperio Sun Lens offers protection from these UV rays. Learn more about it.

Essilor Xperio Sun Lens

“I have power and can I make my sunglasses with prescription?” is the most common question that we have nowadays as people are getting more concerned about UV protection to their eyes. Essilor Xperio polarized lens will give you better protection and comfort than tinted lenses can achieve.

Essilor Crizal Xperio Sun Polarized lenses are ideal for all activities under the sun, regardless of the environment, situation or season. The benefits include:

  • Eliminate reflected glare: Light can be reflected off a smooth and flat surface like a road, water, snow or sand can create blinding glare. This glare can seriously impair your vision and cause potential hazards
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  • Truer color perception: Environmental colors distorted by glare are filtered. Xperio Sun Polarized lens provides excellent color perception for a vibrant view of the world and enhanced clarity by eliminating glare and reducing light intensity.  
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  • Best in class UV protection: All Crizal Xperio Sun Polarized lenses are available with Crizal Sun UV and E-SPF 50 to provide maximum protection from harmful UV on both the front and back surfaces of the lenses.
  • Impact and scratch resistant: The lens is coated with a scratch-resistance boost later and a high surface density layer to help in repelling smudges oil and water to protect your eyes without compromising your active lifestyle.
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  • Available in your prescription 

Customizable to single vision or progressive lens designs, according to your visual needs. It can also be fit into a wide variety of frames as it can be made in different index and power ranges. 

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Essilor Crizal Xperio Sun Polarized lens are available in: 

  • 3 standard color
  • 6 new gradient color
  • 3 mirror lens
Silver. Gold. Blue

In some cases, the polarized lens might cause discomfort for some of the wearers such as seeing rainbow colours, having difficulty reading on the LCDs, and maybe lose some contrast. These issues can be solved by Essilor Xperio Sun Lens Tinted. Tinted sunglasses offer fashionable looks and good protection from bright light but most of them alter colour perception and colour distortion increases with the intensity of the tint. Essilor addresses this with Physiotint™ technology, a unique patented tinting process that guarantees high-standard colour stability and homogeneity over time, and is incorporated with the Suntints and Citytrends range. 


  • Fashionable – Available in a wide range of color option
  • Reduces Glare – Maintain natural color perception and comfortable vision
  • UV Protection – Protect your eyes against UVA and UVB
  • Maintain clarity and contrast – Mute the brightness of the sun

So what are you waiting for? Book an appointment at the nearest branch to you and get a pair of the sun Xperio lenses of your own.