You’ve heard about polarized sunglasses before. Everybody talks about how good they are. Maybe you’ve seen a friend wearing them and thought about buying them online. But do you know what their benefits are and how they work?
What are the advantages of polarized lenses?
Polarized lenses are coated with a unique chemical filter that helps reduce glare. By doing so, they help seeing objects more clearly and reduce the effects of UV light. They are the right lenses if you are an outdoor sports lover; especially if you are a water-sport enthusiast, jogger, biker, golfer or skier. All these activities require the elimination of glare for maximum safety and performance.
But it’s not just athletes who can benefit from polarized lenses. Everyday drivers also! These lenses reduce glare-causing reflections from flat surfaces, such as the hood of the car or the road's surface.
Are you light sensitive? No problem…even post-cataract surgery patients choose polarized lenses because they minimize UV light exposure and protect their eyes.
How do polarized lenses work?
The sun´s rays are scattered in all directions. When a ray hits a flat surface, it shines back to you magnified. This creates the glare that reduces visibility.
The chemical filter used in polarized glasses absorbs horizontal light waves (the bad ones), while still allowing vertical waves (the good ones) to pass through. Because light only travels in one direction, glare is eliminated when passing through polarized lenses.
Why do athletes trust Oakley sunglasses?
There is a reason why the world´s most elite athletes depend on Oakley sunglasses, their optical performance is unquestionably superior to other brands.
Blending design and science, Oakley technology eliminates the need for glues and films that distort your vision. Since it is not using layers to achieve that effect you get a clearer vision.The problem with layers is that they can create distortion and after some time can they start to peel off.