With thousands of sunglasses and eye protection products available on the market today, the question yet remains: Are polarized lenses truly better? The answer is simple: absolutely. Sun glare reflecting off of water, snow, wet roads, etc., causes countless accidents. Not only is it dangerous at that moment in time, but long term effects, such as cataracts, have been linked to over-exposure.
Benefits of Polarized Lenses
Polarized lenses are simply lenses with a virtually invisible filter designed to eliminate the amount of light that enters the eye. Images appear sharper, while increasing comfort and clarity. This means no more squinting or awkward glare entering your visual field with non-polarized lenses. Another benefit is that most products provide UV protection which is essential to maintaining healthy eyes. During the summer you put sunscreen on your skin offering UV protection, so why not protect your eyes as well? With increased contrast and minimal color distortion, polarized lenses offer advantages other products cannot. At Glare-Guard, we offer stylish polarized sunglasses for both men and women, along with gray polarized visors for reducing glare during the day and yellow polarized visors reducing glare from oncoming headlights at night!
How Does Polarization Work?
Still, you may be wondering how polarized lenses really work. It’s a surprisingly simple process. When light is reflecting off flat or shiny surfaces such as snow, water, roads, it shines directly into your eyes instead of scattering like it does off other surfaces– like rocks or wood. With polarized lenses, the filter is vertical as glare is typically horizontal light creating a grid-like situation. Thus only some of the light can pass through the openings. Polarized lenses are an essential option for anyone spending a lot of time outside. So whether you are driving, skiing, at the beach or just want to feel comfortable with extra protection, then these products are for you. Are you torn between wrap around sunglasses and polarized products?