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Polarized Lenses Help Reflect Natural Light

Polarized Lenses reflect light from surfaces like a flat road or smooth water. This horizontally polarized light is blocked by the vertically oriented polarizers in the lenses. The result is a reduction in annoying and sometimes dangerous glare.

There is some debate on the effects of polarized lenses on snow-covered surfaces. Some experts say they can reduce the intense glare that is caused by sunlight reflecting off snow. Others purport that the lenses are not satisfactory for sports such as downhill skiing because they may not provide the contrast the eye needs to distinguish ice patches or moguls.

In addition, polarized lenses may also react adversely with liquid crystal displays (LCDs) found on the dashboards of some cars or in other places such as the digital screens on automatic teller (bank) machines. The problem with LCDs is that when viewed through polarized lenses from a certain angle, they can be invisible.

However, for most other sports and activities, polarized sunglasses can offer great advantages. And today, many types of polarized lenses are available on the market.

Whether you spend your time boating or waterskiing, inline skating or mountain biking, driving or jogging, polarized sunglasses are an excellent choice.

Advantages of Polarized Lenses:

  • Improves visual acuity, provides safety
  • Filters glare
  • Enhances contrast
  • Reduces squinting
  • Constant density tints
  • Tintable and coatable
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • Eyes feel rested
  • Realistic perception
  • Reduces reflections and enhances visual clarity
  • Certain lens materials can be darkened
  • Comfortable

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