Polarized Lenses

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Polarized lenses are made from a special polarizing film that is applied in the factory on the front surface of the lens. This film allows light rays to be filtered, consequently improving the vision in strong light conditions. Polarized lenses will protect you from UV rays, glare and intense light. In combination with a reflection-free coating, polarized lenses are ideal for fishing and driving.

These sunglasses can be used for driving and in fact can reduce the glare that comes off a long, flat surface such as the hood of the car or the surface of a road. Polarized sunglasses can also be used indoors by light-sensitive people such as post-cataract surgery patients or by those exposed to bright light through windows.

However, for most other sports and activities, polarized sunglasses can offer great advantages. And today, many types of polarized lenses are available on the market.

Whether you spend your time boating or waterskiing, inline skating or mountain biking, driving or jogging, polarized sunglasses are an excellent choice.

Tint vs. Polarized
Although darkly tinted sunglasses may reduce brightness, they do not remove glare like a polarized lens. In addition, dark sunglasses without added ultraviolet protection may cause more damage to the patient’s eyes than not wearing sunglasses at all. The darkness of the lens can cause the pupil to dilate, letting more ultraviolet rays into the inner parts of the eye. Polarized lenses solve both problems by eliminating glare and filtering out harmful ultraviolet light because the filter reduces the polarized glare and also has ultraviolet absorbing properties.

Today’s polarized lenses represent the best sunwear and outdoor lifestyle options available. With a little explanation and demonstration on your part, your patients will enjoy the benefits of these lenses for years to come.

Adverse Reaction?
Polarized lenses may also react adversely with liquid crystal displays (LCDs) found on the dashboards of some cars or in other places such as the digital screens on automatic teller (bank) machines. The problem with LCDs is that when viewed through polarized lenses from a certain angle, they can be invisible.

Advantages of Polarized Lenses

• Filters glare
• Enhances contrast
• Reduces squinting
• Constant density tints
• Backside AR compatibility
• Tintable and coatable
• Lightweight
• Thin

• Reduces eyestrain, greater comfort
• Improves visual acuity, provides safety
• Eyes feel rested
• Realistic perception
• Reduces reflections and enhances visual clarity
• Certain lens materials can be darkened and provides limitless colour options
• Comfortable Attractive-looking sunwear

Q & A

Polaroid Lenses offer the best quality lens with a 9-layer lens technology, ensuring optically correct lenses and glare free vision. They are the finest choice for contact lens wearers as they cut out the most possible glare as well as 100% of UVA, UVB and UVC rays.
Polaroid lenses exceed all international requirements for UV Protection  and fully comply with the European Class 1 Optical Standard – combining superior optical performance with clarity of vision.

With UltraSight lenses made from sustainable sources they are extremely environment friendly and thus have ‘Gone Green.’  Most polycarbonate lenses are derived from crude oil while Polaroid's Eco-Polymer lens is made from cotton and wood-cellulose compounds, both renewable and natural.

  • Polaroid is the inventor of the first ever man-made polarizer in 1929 - and to this day still creates the world's most advanced polarized lens.
  • Polaroid polarized sunglasses provide the highest possible levels of polarizing efficiency for glare-free vision.
  • No squinting and reduced eye fatigue = greater driving safety.
  • The Polaroid wearer enjoys visual acuity, UV protection and durability at an unbeatable cost-value ratio.
  • The unique Polaroid UltraSight lens consists of 9 effective layers bonded together to create the best ever lens produced by Polaroid.
  • Not all sunglass companies claiming quality Polarized sunglasses can stand up to these Polaroid facts.
  • 2012 celebrates 75 years of Polaroid: we invented the technology and we strive year on year to better it!