Have you heard of polaroid sunglasses? If not, we would like to make you much more aware of whether sunglasses with polarized lenses are the next pair of sunglasses you should get your hands on. See our guide below.
Glare from the sun
You may have experienced how the sun can create glare in smooth surfaces such as the sea, a shiny roof or wet asphalt. When you experience glare, it will typically bother your eyes and can even mean that you get a bad headache because you squint. It can not only be annoying, but also create dangerous situations. This applies especially when you are driving your car and your vision is disturbed by, for example, glare from the sun on the wet asphalt. Fortunately, you can solve the problem with a pair of sunglasses with polarized lenses.
Polaroid sunglasses - what are they?
When sunglasses have polarized lenses, it means that they reduce glare from the sun. The glasses contain a filter which reduces reflections from the sun, which can contribute to disturbing the eye's field of vision. Many people are therefore happy to use sunglasses with polarized lenses when driving. Regardless of whether you choose sunglasses with polarized lenses or not, it is essential that your sunglasses also have UV400 in the lenses, so that your eyes are fully protected from the sun's rays. When your sunglasses have UV400, it means that they protect against all UV rays that are shorter than or equal to 400 nanometers – and this covers all UVA and UVB rays.
How do polaroid sunglasses work?
Polaroid sunglasses have received some kind of chemical treatment on the lenses, which means that they reduce glare and glare. It works a bit like if you had put a layer of film over the lenses of your glasses - which is of course completely invisible. The chemical treatment means that the light waves that enter and cause glare in your eyes are sorted out in the lens. Regular sunglasses still protect your eyes from harmful UV rays as long as they contain UV400. However, they will not be able to remove the glare in the same way. When you find that ordinary sunglasses can still help a little with the glare, it may be because, for example, they have very dark lenses. It can give you the feeling that the light is not so bothersome. However, the disadvantage of very dark glasses is that it can be difficult to orientate yourself as well as if the glasses were lighter.
A better color contrast and clarity
In addition to reducing glare and glare from the sun, sunglasses with polarized lenses can also help you experience a better contrast between different color shades. This may mean that you can better see the nuances when you are outside in nature. In addition, you will also find that the glasses' reduction in glare means that you get a better and clearer visual experience. This is because glare and glare do not interfere with your vision in the same way as when wearing regular sunglasses.
Who needs polaroid sunglasses?
There can be various reasons why you should choose to go for polarized lenses in your sunglasses. If you often find yourself by the sea on sunny days - perhaps as an angler or for good times at the beach in the summer, then polaroid sunglasses can be a good idea. On a skiing holiday or in winter, sunglasses can also be good, as the sun can create a strong glare in the white snow. Last but not least, it may also be a good idea to keep a pair of polarized sunglasses in the car so you can put them on if the sun's glare starts to bother your eyes.
Which sunglasses should I choose - polarized lenses or not?
It is important to emphasize again that sunglasses with UV400 protect your eyes fully against the sun's dangerous UV rays - regardless of whether they are polarized or not. What can be important for whether you should choose Polaroid sunglasses is therefore whether you experience that glare from the sun can cause irritation to your eyes. That, for example, you find that you have difficulty seeing when you drive in the sun - or that you get a headache on sunny days at the beach.
Polarized sunglasses from HART & HOLM
At HART & HOLM you will find two different sunglasses with polarized lenses that suit everyone - regardless of gender. One pair is our sporty PREMIUM lightweight Monza glasses, which you will find in three different colors – Grey, Blue and Brown. The Monza is especially perfect for the ski trip or a fishing trip by the water due to the sporty look and light frame.
You will find our entire selection of sunglasses right HERE , all of which contain UV400 in the lenses, so that your eyes are fully protected against the sun's harmful UV rays. See also our selection of sunglasses for men , women or with strength .