Polarized Sunglasses Gives You an Eagle-Eye Advantage
Think of polarized lenses as a tool for fine-tuning for your vision while wearing sunglasses. They are especially useful if you are an avid outdoorsman, an active athlete, or find yourself in high-glare situations.
Before we dig into the benefits of polarized lenses, let’s step back for a minute and focus on the most important reason for wearing sunglass—UV protection.
UV rays can be just as harmful to the eyes as they are to the skin. For that reason, it’s very important to select sunglasses that have this protection.
But what about polarized lenses? Are they even safer? Not exactly.
While they do sharpen your vision in situations where glare can be distracting or even dangerous, they don’t offer any additional protection from UV light. So in other words, they’re not healthier for your eyes, but they do improve your vision for many outdoor activities.
How Polarized Lenses Work
In addition to reducing glare, polarized lenses ease eye strain from long hours in the sun. And if you experience headaches due to light sensitivity, polarized lenses may help you experience fewer occurrences and less intense headaches.
Polarized lenses can also increase visual clarity, contrast, and acuity, making your environment more enjoyable. And when you’re able to see better, you may be able to mentally determine what you’re seeing quicker, which can help improve reaction time.
Bonus advantage: If you are a recreational or commercial fisherman or boater, polarized glasses can allow you to see below the surface of the water, so you catch more fish and maneuver the water safely.