Polarised vs. Non-Polarised. What's the difference?
Posted on by Tamera V
When you hear the word "Polarised", what's the first thing you think about? Protection! While most of our lenses are polarised, all of them are guaranteed to offer 100% protection from UVA/UVB rays. It's almost safe to say that Polarised is become somewhat of a "buzz word", making people feel better about what sunglasses they are wearing. In fact, most sunglasses have some form of "protection", but not all have high level protection. Damage to the eye from UV rays is ongoing, so it’s important to wear sunglasses that offer this protection from early on. Our polarised lenses are designed to eliminate 99% of glare that is reflected off horizontal surfaces, such as water, snow and even the road. This means that our sunnies are perfect for wearing at the beach, at the snow or even while driving. Did you know that our polarised lenses can also increase visual clarity and reduce eyestrain? Let's break it down: Reflected light is around three times brighter than regular sunlight (meaning your eyes work extra hard to see). Polarised lenses reduce the eyestrain caused by the brightness by eliminating the glare. This means less squinting and less discomfort, for every eye. So, just remember, every time you see any other lens type - whether it be Grey, Fade or Gold - it still means there is a level of protection.