Polaroid glasses are treated with a chemical film that reduces how much glare passes horizontally through the lenses. Because it still lets in light vertically, it means you still have other waves of light to help you see clearly in well-lit situations.
When sunlight strikes a surface at a particular angle, it typically reflects back at the same angle off whatever surface it hits. This is most common in roads where the sun is blazing; because roads are a flat horizontal surface, the sunlight will bounce off at a horizontal angle that can cause disturbing glare, which Polaroid lenses are designed to reduce.
Because they are designed specifically to deal with glare, Polaroid eyewear can make it difficult to see clearly at night, so they wouldn’t typically be used when driving in the evening.
Living down under, there’s no escaping the sun’s rays, especially in the long and sunny summer months. It’s important to keep yourself and others safe when you’re on the road or playing sports by achieving a clear vision when you’re out and about.
The benefits of wearing Polaroid glasses start with reducing glare in the daytime and improving your eyesight as a result. Polaroid sunglasses can also reduce eye strain, help you see truer colour, and perceive the contrast between dark and light more accurately.
The benefits of Polaroid glasses can be experienced when you’re out enjoying sports or leisure activities from being near the water, like boating, fishing or just at the beach, and even out on the snow if you’re into skiing or snowboarding. If you’re into winter sports, watch out for any icy patches on the snow, as the Polaroid lenses can make these patches harder to see.
If you’re into sports, it might also be worth investing in a pair of wraparound sunglasses that have Polaroid lenses to ensure that you cut out as much glare from your line of vision as possible.
It’s also good to bear in mind that because Polaroid glasses do cut out significant horizontal light waves if you’re driving with an LCD dashboard, you might struggle to see the dash clearly. They will also make it harder to see your smartphone screen, so ensure you keep this in mind and are prepared for taking them off as you need whilst driving.
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