If you are on the search for a new pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses, you may be interested in learning the differences between polarized and non-polarized lenses. The key difference is that polarized lenses are designed specifically to block the glare from reflected light, while non-polarized lenses only block intense light.
What are Polarized Lenses?
Ray-Ban® Polarized sunglasses not only reduce reflections but also enhance contrast, improving visual clarity and reducing eye strain. All Ray-Ban® polarized lenses bear a distinctive “P” next to the Ray-Ban® logo on the right lens and are treated with an Anti-Reflective coating.
Not only do polarized lenses block the blinding glare that bounces off horizontal surfaces but they also significantly reduce the eye strain. As well as prevent 99% of the distracting, reflected light making them ideal for driving, skiing, or life on the beach! Polarized lenses improve edges and contrasts for an enhanced vision and color perception.
What is Glare?
Glare is a visual condition caused by excessive, uncontrolled brightness. Glare can be caused by principal sources such as the sun, projector, and flash. A bad glare can cause major discomfort making you sqint when hit by the suns powerful glares. Reflective glare is another cause for discomfort which is caused by light that bounces off a shiny surface such as water, snow or pavement.
What is Blinding Glare?
Blinding Glare is light that is reflected off of flat surfaces. This reflection causes light to become polarized, reaching the eyes horizontally, which can intensify the light by 10 to 100 times.
One great example of blinding glare that people can relate too is driving.
When the light travels from the sun in all directions at the same time (vertically, horizontally and diagonally), and hits windshield directly. The light hitting the windshield is reflected, with horizontal light becoming polarized and intensified, whereas vertical and diagonal light "disappears". Not only is this reflected light blinding, but the polarized light causes objects to hide from sight and making it hard to keep eyes open and even harder to drive!
Benefits of Polarized Lenses
Polarized filters are arranged horizontally (at 180°). The crystals in the filter stop horizontal light rays, but let the vertical ones pass through. Vertical light travels through the lens illuminating our vision of the world, whereas horizontal rays are intercepted, protecting us from blinding glare. Polarized lenses stop reflections off the surfaces as well as small particles in the air (water, humidity, dust, mist, pollution, etc.).
With great polarized eyewear, you’ll never miss any of the great sights!
Polarized Lens Features
Ray-Ban polarized lenses guarantee the best in technology, protection, and comfort.
Ray-Bans technology and care for Vision quality far exceeds the quality of ordinary sun lenses.
Ray-Ban Polarized sunglasses deliver 100% UV protection, filters, and blocks 99% of polarized light, eyes are fully protected, allowing you to see what you might be missing.
Ray-Ban polarized sunglasses significantly reduces blinding glare, improves edges and color contrast, eyes are more relaxed.
Immediate & Long-Term Benefits:
The immediate benefits for wearing Ray-Ban polarized sunglasses include enhanced vision, color perception relaxed and more visual comfort. The long-lasting benefits include protection from UV and sun damage preventing stress on the eyes
Should You Invest In a Pair of Polarized Sunglasses?
The answer is yes; especially if you are outdoors on a regular basis. Whether it's hiking, fishing, or running polarized lenses will enhance your overall outdoor experience and performance.
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