The word “polarized” is something we’ve seen everywhere in the world of eyewear. Oftentimes, it means a pair of sunglasses is more expensive than its non-polarized counterpart. But what does “polarized” actually mean? And what are the benefits of having a pair of polarized vs non polarized sunglasses? Let’s start with the basics: polarized eyewear has special lenses designed to reduce glare from reflective or bright surfaces. Non-polarized lenses do not have that filter built in. So what are the real benefits to paying a little more and getting your lenses polarized? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons:
Benefits of Polarized Sunglasses:
- By removing the harsh glare, your eyes can more comfortably see objects in bright light and reflective water surfaces
- Increased clarity and contrast of vision
- Better for water sports
- Reduced eye strain
- Built-in UV protection
Benefits of Non-Polarized Sunglasses:
- Less expensive
- Easier to view LCD screens
- Objects like white surfaces are more true to color
- More durable than treated lenses
Interested in trying either kind of lens? Here are some stylish sunglasses options from DIFF that feature both polarized and non-polarized lenses.
Both polarized and non-polarized sunglasses have their place in any eyewear collection. In reality, the choice to wear one over the other truly comes down to the wearer’s needs. Having a water sport or water activity-heavy day? Polarized sunglasses are the best way to go. Venturing out into the snow-capped mountains for a sporty day of skiing and play? Non-polarized sunglasses are key. No matter which way you choose to protect your eyes, you can be certain DIFF has a great selection of styles and frames that fit effortlessly into your life.