Polarized eyewear features special lenses designed to reduce glare from reflective and bright surfaces. Polarized sunglasses are also perfect for when you’re on the water, and helps reduce glare that can occur. Polarized sunglasses also help provide additional protection for your eyes from UV rays, making them the perfect shades for people on-the-go.
Just as stylish as they are functional, polarized sunglasses are the perfect accessory for a day on the go.
What does it mean to wear polarized sunglasses?
Wearing polarized sunglasses helps prevent glare from reflective objects, such as snow, water, and ice. The specialized filters in polarized sunglasses help reduce harsh glare so you can see objects even in bright light. The built-in UV protection also works to protect your eyes, making these the perfect sunglasses for outdoor activities, driving, your walk to work, or a day out!
The simplest way to test if your sunglasses are polarized is by doing the computer screen test. Most computer screens use the same anti-glare protection as polarized sunglasses. Take your sunglasses and rotate them to a 60 degree angle in front of a computer screen. If the lenses get darker as you rotate them, your sunglasses are polarized.
Polarized sunglasses minimize the amount of reflective light that reaches your retina. Additionally, polarized lenses reduce glare, improve image sharpness and clarity and reduce eye fatigue caused by prolonged exposure to bright sunlight.
The main difference between tinted and polarized sunglasses is that tinted lenses don't offer the anti-glare protection polarized lenses do. Tinted lenses reduce the intensity of light that reaches the eye, but they do not eliminate glare.