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WHAT ARE POLARIZED LENSES?

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Polarized Lenses

 

WHAT ARE POLARIZED LENSES?

Sunlight reflects in all directions, but when it’s a flat, bright surface or water, the light reflects back into your eye causing a glare. Not only is this glare annoying, but it can also become dangerous in serious cases. Cue polarized lenses. 

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POLARIZED AND NON-POLARIZED LENSES

Polarized lenses reduce harsh glares with a chemical coating that blocks reflected light. The special coating increases visual clarity, color and comfort. In addition to providing a clearer view, all polarized lenses offer 100% UV protection to maintain healthy eyesight.

Best suited for: outdoor enthusiasts, water activities, driving and light-sensitive eyes

 

BENEFITS OF POLARIZED LENSES:

  • Reduces Glare- Eliminates glare that reflects off of water and the hood of your car, making it great for water activities and driving
  • Improves Safety- Improves safety by improving your vision while performing outdoor activities
  • Eye Comfort- Promotes eye comfort by reducing squinting and harsh eye issues caused by glare
  • Visual Clarity- Enhances color and detail to provide a crisper vision

 

HOW TO TELL IF YOUR LENSES ARE POLARIZED:

There are a few simple ways to check if your lenses are polarized.

Bye bye glare

Find a flat, reflective surface. Hold your frames up so that you are looking at the surface through the lens. Rotate the frames 60-degrees. If the glare begins to disappear, the lenses are polarized.

I’ll be there for you

Do you already own a pair or know someone that owns a pair of polarized lenses? Simply hold up both frames so that you are looking through both lenses at the same time. Then, slowly rotate the test frame to a 60-degree angle. If both lenses slightly darken, the lenses are polarized. If the lenses don’t change at all, your test lenses are not polarized. 

Call me on my cellphone

If you don’t have an extra pair of polarized lenses to test, you can try testing on your iPhone, tablet or computer. When looking at most electronic screens, the screen may look distorted. Don’t worry, it’s perfectly normal. This happens because most of these screens already have a polarizing filter that use the same anti-glare technology. Rotate your frames to a 60-degree angle. If the lenses darken, your lenses are polarized.

 

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