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Polarized Sunglasses

What are Polarized Sunglasses?

For decades, polarized sunglasses were primarily associated with boaters and fishermen – in order to reduce glare from the surface of the water. Today, these high-technology glasses are a good fit for anyone leading an active lifestyle outdoors, including bikers, golfers, boaters, runners and just generally being outdoors. In addition, polarized sunglasses can be helpful for everyday tasks such as driving.

What are polarized glasses and how do they work?

Polarized lenses have a special filter that blocks intense reflected light from the sun, effectively reducing the glare. The lenses have a special chemical applied which allows them to filter out light.

What are the benefits of polarized sunglasses?

In addition to protecting your eyes from the reflective light of the sun, objects look clearer and crisper, and it’s easier to judge distance and depth. This is particularly beneficial for athletes looking for optimal performance.

Are polarized lenses worth the extra cost?

That is ultimately up to the consumer, but you will find that there is no comparison between polarized sunglasses and traditional, dark uv-blocking sunglasses.

Are polarized sunglasses better than normal sunglasses?

Yes, polarized sunglasses can eliminate reflection from light, whereas non-polarized glasses decrease the intensity of the reflection, but they do not eliminate it. There is simply no comparison between the two.

Do I need a prescription for polarized lenses?

Absolutely not. Your sunglasses can be set up with polarized lenses, whether they are prescription lenses or not.

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