What are Polarized Sunglasses?

What are Polarized Sunglasses?

Posted Mar 8, 2018 | Tips, Tricks & Tech

What are Polarized Sunglasses?

Polarized sunglasses have lenses that filter out the glare reflected off flat surfaces like water or snow. Due to their ability to provide clear, crisp vision in harsh light, polarized lenses have long been a favorite of fisherman, surfers, golfers, and other outdoor enthusiasts. Polarized sunglasses have gradually gone mainstream, and many manufacturers now offer them.


How Polarized Lenses Work


Sunlight usually scatters in all directions, and that keeps it from overwhelming our eyes. However, in some situations it reflects off a flat surface and focuses in one direction. This is better known as glare, and it can be annoying and dangerous. Polarized lenses only 

allow horizontal rays through to your eyes, shielding you from glare. You’ll also notice an increase in contrast, with deep colors even in the harshest light.


Do Polarized Sunglasses Provide Protection from UV Rays?


It’s important to understand that polarized lenses do not, in and of themselves, provide UV protection. However, all prescription sunglasses sold on Eyeconic are polarized and block 100% of UV rays.


Are Polarized Sunglasses Right for You?


The decision to purchase polarized sunglasses mainly hinges on how often you encounter glare. If you spend a lot of time on the water, at the beach, or in the snow, polarized glasses can make the sunlight easier on your eyes.


Who Shouldn’t Wear Polarized Lenses?


Believe it or not, glare is sometimes useful. It can alert you to icy patches or puddles on the ground. For this reason, polarized sunglasses shouldn’t be worn when running or skiing downhill.


Can You Help Me Find Polarized Sunglasses?


Yes! Eyeconic offers polarized sunglasses from major brands you know and trust. You can even apply your VSP, MetLife, or Cigna vision benefits when purchasing prescription sunglasses. Here are some of our favorite polarized sunglasses:

Nautica N5110S Sunglasses: Keep your eyes looking stylish in these aviator-style polarized sunglasses. Enjoy a glare-free day of sun, surf, and sand.

Nautica N6223S Sunglasses: The double-bridge and thick frame give these suns a distinctive appearance.

Ray-Ban RB2140 Original Wayfarer Classic Sunglasses: Ray-Ban knows sunglasses, and these polarized Wayfarers would be a welcome addition to anyone’s wardrobe.

Nike Adrenaline P EV0606 Sunglasses: These high-performance suns provide 100% UV protection, with a swept-back look that screams “speed.”

Remember, all prescription sunglasses sold on Eyeconic have polarized lenses. If you’re buying non-RX lenses, you can select it as an optional enhancement.

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