Polarized sunglasses are highly valued for their anti-glare properties. They also help in providing a clear vision. Today, almost everyone who drives, or goes out for fishing or golfing wears these sunglasses. Physically it is not possible to distinguish them from other types of sunglasses. But polarized glasses are more effective in deflecting sunlight.

What are Polarized Lenses?

Polarized lenses feature a layer of chemical compounds where the tiny slots are created to allow light to pass through the layer. So light is passed only through these tiny openings. Because the slots are horizontal, most of the light that is allowed to pass is horizontally positioned. So light falling at a higher angle will mostly be stopped to pass through.

There are many advantages of using this type of sunglasses. The most important ones are elaborated as following.

Reducing Glare & Improving Safety

It is commonly noticed that distant objects seem obscure on sunny days. Similarly, cars reflect a lot of light, which could also be blinding. If you are wearing polarized sunglasses, they will help in blocking such reflections. They make it easier to view and reduce any eye discomfort.

If you are driving on a sunny day, the roads and water bodies can cause a lot of glare. They can also increase the risk of road accidents. If you already have sensitive eyes, it is extremely important that you wear polarized glasses to protect your eye health. Glare has also been considered to be one of the triggers for causing migraine.

Reducing Eyestrain

Polarized lenses are also known to reduce eyestrain, which is often caused by glare. Glare can cause you to squint so that you can view clearly. But this can cause a wide range of eye health problems such as:

  • Eye fatigue
  • Irritation
  • Redness
  • Headaches

But if you are wearing polarized sunglasses, they can help in eliminating all these problems. Thus, they help in keeping your eyes comfortable and prevent strain. This combined with the UV protective features of your sunglasses can provide additional protection.

Modern polarized sunglasses are quite lightweight. In fact, some designs can be so light that you may not even realize you are wearing them. They can also protect your eyes from wind and dust. You can expect to spend a little more for glasses with these lenses, but they help you get a clearer and comfortable view when you are on the road. Kanda Optical has a wide collection of sunglasses and eyeglasses with all types of features. You can always find a pair that ideally suits your needs.