Polarized sunglasses have been popular for years with boaters and fishermen who need to reduce reflected glare. But now that many others who spend time outdoors have discovered the benefits of polarized lenses, interest in these types of sunglasses has soared.
Besides boaters, outdoor enthusiasts who benefit the most from polarized sunglasses include skiers, bikers, golfers and walkers, all who may enjoy a clearer view along with elimination of glare. These sunglasses are preferred for driving and, in fact, can reduce glare from a long, flat surface such as the hood of the car or the road’s surface.
How do polarized lenses work?
Light reflected from surfaces such as a flat road or smooth water generally is horizontally polarized. This means that, instead of light being scattered in all directions in more usual ways, reflected light generally travels in a more horizontally oriented direction. This creates an annoying and sometimes dangerous intensity of light that we experience as glare.
Polarized Transitions Lenses, which change from dark outside to light inside, may be right for the light-sensitive person who frequently is in and out of the sun on any given day. Whether you spend your time waterskiing or boating, in-line skating or mountain biking, driving or jogging, polarized sunglasses are the right choice to help you enjoy your life outdoors.
There are currently about 16 lens colors available in polarization.