Polarized Lenses

What does it mean when lenses are polarized?

First, a little about sunlight and glare. Most sunlight that gets to our eyes is scattered because it reflects off uneven surfaces (asphalt, grass, trees, etc.). But  — like the hood of a car or the surface of a calm body of water — the light is reflected in one direction, causing distracting and potentially damaging glare.

All sunglasses are formulated to protect against UV rays and to minimize glare, but polarized lenses have been made with a special process to filter out this type of intense glare. This formulation acts almost like a blind or curtain, allowing only some light to pass through.

Are all sunglasses polarized?

No. While all sunglasses are designed to protect against UV protection, only some are equipped with the technology that makes them polarized. All polarized lenses are designated as such, so if it doesn’t say polarized, it probably isn’t.

What are polarized sunglasses best used for?

Polarized lenses are excellent for driving, exercising outside and any outdoor activities involving water, such as fishing, sailing, and water-skiing.

Why do polarized lenses sometimes make everything appear darker?

In certain brands of sunglasses, the formula used to create polarized lenses can make things appear darker, but Eagle Eyes is specially formulated to enhance contrast and definition without darkening.