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Seeing Through The Glare

November 30, 2022 2 min read

The Benefits of Polarized Sunglasses

Your sunglasses are one of those accessories that are essential to your lifestyle. From the cool arctic sun to the intense rays of the tropics, no matter where you are on this planet, you need to invest in a good pair of shades.

One of the things that you can look for when you’re picking out your next pair of sunglasses is whether or not your lenses are polarized. Polarized lenses pack a more powerful protective punch than regular sunglass lenses and really cut down glare so you can see things a lot more clearly and really, who wouldn’t want that?

Let's talk about what these lenses are and why you should make the switch to polarized lenses.

What Does Polarized Mean?

Without getting too science-y, a polarized lens has a special coating that’s really good at blocking out glare from the sun. It does this by blocking out any horizontal wavelengths, which is what causes glare, so they can’t reach your eyes. The chemical filter that makes polarized lenses so effective only lets in vertical light past the lenses and blocks the rest. Bye-bye harmful glare!

Helps with Bright Light

This one might seem like a no-brainer, but really, that’s what the basic purpose of polarized lenses are. This is especially important if you’re driving or boating-that glare off the ocean can really do some damage to your eyesight! Picking polarized can help you focus and see better when exposed to sunlight. Our Key West aviator sunglasses are perfect for those outdoor days in the sun.

Prevents Eye Strain

Our eyes go through a lot every day and using polarized lenses can help reduce eye irritation. Some of us are more sensitive to light than others (often, it’s just genetics, but can be an eye condition too), so we would benefit from a little extra visual protection. This would help if you’re outdoors, playing sports or even if you’re driving on a bright day, polarized lenses can help reduce the glare and keep your sensitive eyes protected. Our Catalina frame is a great fit for those who want to want a pair of glasses that are ready-to-wear in any situation.

Protects from Harmful UV Rays

Polarized glasses can filter out sunlight better than regular ones, and what makes them even more powerful is if they come with added UV protection. Our Sequoia sunglasses are polarized and provide protection from UV/UVB light.

Upgrade To Polarized Sunglasses

Wearing polarized sunglasses can make a big difference in your daily life. From simple tasks like walking your dog in the early-morning sun, to enjoying a drink with your friends on a patio just before sunset, your sunglasses should not only look cool, but keep you protected doing the things that you love. Not only that, but when you pick polarized lenses, you’ll promote long-term eye health by reducing eye strain and potential damage down the road.


And let’s be honest, we’re all for keeping our eyes in good shape. We’ve only got one pair after all. So do yourself (and your eyes) a favor and invest in quality, polarized sunglasses. You won’t regret it!