Polarized Sunglasses


Polarized sunglasses, we know that you have likely heard of this term before. Still you may have few doubts and questions about their advantages. Below, we have explained almost everything and got some helpful information which will make it easier for you to choose the best polarized sunglasses for yourself!

Whether you are planning a short trip or a trip to explore the world, it is a must to have a pair of sunglasses. Specially that not only lets you see everything clearly, but a set that safe guards your eyes. So, let’s begin to explore everything you should know about these sunglasses.

Benefits of Polarized Sunglasses or Lenses

These lenses come with a special coating of chemical film which reduces glare. I am pretty sure, all of us have been blinded by glare, so we don’t need to understand the details. Polarized lenses help you combat it, you have the ability to see more clearly. And of course, it helps minimizes detrimental effects from UV light.

How Polarization Works?

So, as the sun’s rays reflect light in every direction and if a ray hits an equal surface, the reflected light bounces back in your eye that causes glare.

When wearing a non-polarized sunglasses it only reduces the quantity of light that is transmitted through the lens both vertically and horizontally. However, for polarized lenses, the glasses allow only the vertical waves to pass through absorbing the horizontal waves. Basically light only travels in a unidirectional way through polarized lenses removing the glare.

An amazing real life comparison between polarized and non-polarized lenses in the picture below.

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Types of Polarized Lenses

.75 mm polarized lenses

Considering you a person who enjoys a long game of golf, we propose the .75 mm lenses. Ideal for everyday activities. A think sheet of film is used for making these polarized lenses. They are perfect choice when you are not concerned about impact resistance.

1.1 mm polarized lenses

Willing to spend few more bucks? These are made with a thicker sheets of film. They provide more effect regardless of having the identical polarizing layer. Sunglasses with 1.1 mm polarized lenses do not often provide greater glare reduction or better polarization.

Polarized Lenses vs. Tinted Lenses

Tinted sunglasses work effectively to reduce the brightness. They actually don’t necessarily reduce unpleasant glares like polarized sunglasses. Do not fall for the darker lenses or shades thinking they provide more protection against UV rays. The shadow of lenses doesn’t correctly represent the lenses ability to combat UV rays.

I have always recommended people to check the label on their lenses and see what level of UV protection they offer. Also, dark sunglasses with no UV protection can damage your eyes more than not wearing one.

Polarized Lenses and Sports

For decades, boaters and fishermen were the only users of wearing polarized sunglasses. More recently, the benefits of polarization is being loved by many adventure  enthusiasts. If you are a water-sport runner, runner or a cyclists you may gain from sunglasses with polarized lenses. We guarantee they will make your favourite activity even more pleasurable.

Check if your lenses are polarized?

Let us have a look at our official polarization test. It explains you everything you need to confirm if your lenses are polarized. Second, observing it in front of a digital display, like a telephone you will right away see a rainbow over it.

Having a hard time choosing a pair of sunglasses? Read our guide here.

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