Polarised vs. Non Polarised Sunglasses
What are polarised sunglasses?
Polarised sunglasses use an anti-glare filter to create vertical openings for light to pass through. Not only are colors more distinguishable, but with polarised sunglasses, your vision becomes clearer as it reduces or eliminates glare from the sun on the surface of the lens.
What’s the difference between polarised and non-polarised sunglasses?
The anti-glare coating on polarised lenses is the main difference between polarised and non polarised sunglasses. Polarised sunglasses are not necessarily better for eye health, as both polarised and non polarised sunglasses come with UVA and UVB protection. The main difference between the two types of lenses is the quality of vision each one offers. Polarised sunglasses eliminate glare from direct light and light reflections, providing clearer vision while outdoors.
Benefits of Polarised Glasses
There are many benefits of polarised sunglasses to consider when thinking about purchasing a pair of sunglasses. One benefit is their reputation for being great fishing glasses. This is largely due to their ability to block reflections allowing you to see below the water’s surface.
The fact that they also make great driving sunglasses is another benefit of polarised lenses. It is essential that your vision is as clear as possible while on the road. Because of polarised sunglasses’ anti-glare coating, you won’t have any blocks in your vision on a sunny day, allowing you to drive more safely. Essentially, anybody that participates in activities under direct sunlight or near the water can greatly benefit from polarised glasses.
When to Wear Polarised vs. Non Polarised Sunglasses
While it really is a matter of preference, there are some situations where non polarised sunglasses might be more beneficial than polarised glasses. Sometimes, non polarised sunglasses can actually be better for skiers as they allow you to tell the difference between ice and snow. However, your vision could also be compromised because they do not protect from glare on the wet surface as polarised sunglasses do. Polarised lenses can also make it more difficult to see electronic screens, which is why pilots are advised to wear non polarised sunglasses while flying.
You can get the best of both worlds with polarised and non polarised sunglasses you get clip on polarised lenses. This will allow you to change between the two lens types without have to invest in or carry around two different pairs of sunglasses.
Best Polarised Sunglasses
The best polarised sunglasses for you will greatly depend on your lifestyle. Vision Direct has a wide selection of polarised sunglasses for men and polarised sunglasses for women from top designer brands, including Oakley sunglasses polarised. You can also search our collection of polarised sunglasses by activity, such as polarised glasses for water sports or polarised ski goggles.
Whatever you’re into, you’re guaranteed to find the best polarised sunglasses for you here.
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