Polarized lenses provide anti-glare functionality to sunglasses through the use of a special chemical that filters light. You may have noticed that some sunglasses do little more than darken what you’re looking at, while it remains difficult to see due to objects that are reflecting light. Polarization fixes this problem because the applied chemical molecules are lined up in such a way that they block some of the incoming light while allowing other light to pass through the vertical “openings.” This means that the light reflecting off shiny horizontal surfaces like bodies of water or car hoods, for example, is blocked.
Polarized sunglass lenses do have their limitations, however. They are not ideal when viewing LCD screens, such as those on televisions, vehicle dashboards, phones, or ATMs. Because light needs to penetrate the lenses both vertically and horizontally for LCD screens to be seen properly, polarized lenses will make it difficult to see what is on those screens.
Anti Reflection – Non Glare
Anti-glare lenses are lenses that have an anti-reflective coating on them to reduce glare and improve clarity while wearing them. New anti-glare technology also means that this coating is integrated into a core part of the lenses through a detailed heating process, so you won’t experience the peeling that used to occur with anti-glare lenses of the past.
Benefits of anti-glare lenses include:
- Increased clarity due to increased amount of light which can pass through instead of being reflected off
- Reduced blue-light exposure which can cause eye strain
- Protects eyes from UV rays
- Extended lens life due to protection from scratches and smudges
- Enhanced appearance due to reduced glare on glasses, which allows people to see your eyes rather than your lenses
We also feature thin, lightweight and progressive addition lenses.