What are polarised sunglasses?
Polarised sunglasses are specifically designed sunglasses that reduce glare from light reflecting off surfaces like pavements, water, glass or even the hood of a car.
Just imagine yourself driving to work one morning, or heading out for a morning run, and the glaring sun is already out early and forcing you to squint your eyes the whole time. That's when a pair of good polarised sunglasses will be able to solve this problem!
So what are polarised eyewear exactly? And how do they work? In this article, we will explain how does polarised lenses work and how do they help to protect your eyes.
How do they work?
Light is usually scattered. Once it hits a flat surface, for example a pool of water, rays gets reorganised and reflected back in a uniform horizontal direction. This causes glare.
Polarised lens work by preventing this glare from entering your eyes directly. During the manufacturing process, a chemical is applied creating a vertical pattern. This vertical pattern blocks out the horizontal light (think of it like a window blind!) thus reducing the glare.
Why are polarised lenses good for me?
- Improve visual comfort
- Improve contrast
- Improve visual clarity
- Reduce eye strain
- Reduce reflection
- Cut out glare
Who would benefit from them?
- Outdoor Workers - If you work extended hours in the sun, wearing a pair of polarised sunglasses reduces eye strain and improves comfort.
- Swim Coaches & Lifeguards - If you work around bodies of water all the time, you will appreciate the reducing of glare which allows you to look past the top of the water and spotting mistakes.
- Runners & Cyclists - If you run in the day, reduction of glare and improved contrast, visual clarity in images help you enjoy the scenery and most importantly, keeps you safe and alert.
- Drivers & Motorcyclists - If you are driving out from the tunnel into a bright area, the polarised sunglasses can help you see better without having to squint your eyes suddenly. Thus, the factor of safety.
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