Are polarised lenses better?

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Sunglasses make life a whole lot better helping you see everything clearly and protecting your eyes, too. Sunglasses with poliarised lenses are designed to filter sunlight and significantly reduce glare making images appear sharper and clearer.

Polarised sunglasses offer several vision benefits and can improve safety in a wide range of scenarios. They are a good choice for drivers and bikers because they dramatically reduce glare from headlights and light reflecting off wet surfaces on the road. If you are near a lake or ocean, polarised sunglasses significantly reduce glare from the surface. Most outdoor activities in the sun are a better experience with polarised sunglasses.

Prescription polarised sunglasses are an excellent choice for people sensitive to light. Progressive lenses with polarisation are a great option for people who need bifocals, creating a significant improvement in vision. Polarised sunglasses are also recommended after eye surgery to provide added protection for your eyes. 

So how does polarisation work?

The sun’s teasing glare is harmful, it impairs depth perception, distorts your vision and colours and can cause temporary blindness. When the sun’s ray hits a flat surface, the reflected light causes glare. Polarised lenses eliminate glare by blocking horizontal light waves while allowing vertical waves to pass through. The extra cost is definitely worth it. Polarised sunglasses are popular with those who are outdoors in the sun for long durations, giving enhanced comfort, reduced eye strain and even improved visual clarity. Combined with 100% UVA and UVB protection, they are a sure-fire way of protecting your eyes making them worth the purchase.

Polarised lenses are not always needed.

However polarised sunglasses are not advisable in every situation. When skiing, glare actually helps to distinguish the snow from ice. Skiers and snowboarders should avoid polarised glasses as they may distort their vision. Pilots, boaters and people operating heavy machinery may find it difficult to see and read their screens using polarised lenses. Looking at your phone through polarised sunglasses may blacken the screen. Though the latest technology screens are now suitable for viewing with polarised lenses.

For all other situations, polarised sunglasses may be the right choice for you. Whether you’re on the beach or exploring the cobbled streets of your latest holiday destination enjoy your outdoor life knowing your eyes are well-protected.