HOW POLARIZED LENSES WORK
Polarized lenses work by preventing light glare from hitting you directly in the eye. Vision happens when your eye perceives the light rays that reflect off an object. Normally, that light is scattered in some way before it enters your eye.
It’s typically bouncing off multiple angles because of an object’s uneven surface, such as skin or a rock. With smooth, flat, and highly reflective surfaces, such as water, metal, or snow, the light is much brighter. This is because it reflects directly into the eye without being scattered.
By coating polarized lenses with a special chemical, they block some of that light as it passes through them. It acts as a filter for what’s being reflected directly into your eyes.
With polarized lenses, the filter is vertical, so only some of the light can pass through the openings. Because glare is typically horizontal light, polarized lenses block this light and only allow vertical light. With the horizontal light blocked by polarized lenses, this helps eliminate glare from shining directly into your eyes.
ADVANTAGES OF POLARIZED LENSES:
- clearer vision, especially in bright light
- increased contrast and minimal color distortion
- reduced glare and reflection
- reduced eyestrain