Polarized Sunglasses: How They Reduce Glare

Polarized sunglasses are very popular amongst boaters and fishermen as they need to reduce the amount of reflection and glare off the water around them. However, many other people that spend times outdoors have now discovered the benefits of polarized sunglasses as they provide less glare.

A few types of outdoor enthusiasts that can benefit from polarized lenses are: skiers, bikers, golfers, and runners. All of these activities require the elimination of glare for safety and performance reasons. Polarized sunglasses can also be helpful when driving as they reduce glare-causing reflections from flat surfaces, like the hood of the car or the road in front of you.

How do they work?

Light is usually scattered in all directions, but when it’s reflected it tends to become polarized. This means it it travels in a uniform direction instead of all directions. Polarized lenses create a special filter that block this type of harsh light, which reduces the glare you see.

Although polarized lenses improve visibility, you will encounter some situations where they are not advisable. For example, a downhill skier should not wear them as they can block light that is reflecting of icy patches causing the skiers to hit those patches.

Here at Coyote Eyewear we provide you with high-quality polarized sunglasses at a very good price. Be sure to shop our sunglass model or contact us with any questions you might have!