The first thing most people look for when it comes to sunglasses is design and fashion, and you’ll never hear us debate that style is important to looking attractive and modern. But it’s easy to forget what is even more important for the health and safety of your eyes – the lenses which protect you from sun’s dangerous rays.
One option is a pair of polarized sunglasses – which are any pair of shades that are equipped with polarized lenses. Once the purview of fishermen, boaters, truck drivers, and outdoor enthusiasts, polarized lenses are now a staple in mainstream fashion and are an essential for everyday wear. In fact, sunglasses with polarized lenses are the fastest growing trend in eyeglasses according to sales figures.
Why Polarized Lenses?
Simply put, the lenses in polarized sunglasses are treated with a special film that blocks reflected light, reducing glare to a minimum and making it easier and safer to engage in certain sports and other activities. But even for those who aren’t driving, golfing, biking, or skiing, polarized lenses are still a great choice because everything the wearer sees stays true to life on even the sunniest days.
When you put on a pair of some of the best made polarized sunglasses such as Maui Jim polarized sunglasses or any other sport shades, such as Ray Ban sunglasses, that nebulous, washed-out look the world gets when the sun is shining brightly is immediately replaced by beautiful, saturated colors and crisp edges. You’re suddenly seeing the world as it really is, which can add a whole new dimension to any outdoor experience.
Not all polarized lenses are created equal
The cheap polarized sunglasses won’t block nearly as much glare as manufacturers would like people to believe, and the worst lenses will actually distort your picture of the world. That’s why, when it comes to sunglasses with polarized lenses, we always recommend designer brands that have proven their ability to block glare without sacrificing style or elegance. See the polarized selection from our favorite designer sunglasses brands here.