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What's the difference between polarized and non-polarized lenses?
Simply put, polarized lenses eliminate glare. More specifically, polarized lenses filter light horizontally, nearly eliminating all glare that occurs when light is reflected from the sun onto a surface.
Do polarized lenses add extra health protection for my eyes?
This is probably one of the most common misconceptions of polarized lenses. While polarized sunglasses help to stop squinting and can reduce overall eye fatigue/strain after many hours, what protects your eye health is making sure you are wearing lenses with 100% UVA/UVB from damaging light rays.
What's better: brown, rose, or gray lenses?
As long as your lenses are 100% UVA/UVB, each color provides the same level of eye health, but each lens color provides a different benefit. Some are more suitable for certain sports or driving, sometimes it is just personal preference!
- Gray lenses are the darkest tint, with the most minimal distortion of color. Oftentimes gray lenses are best when spending time in bright sun and/or for those with sensitive eyes (lighter eyes), and even contact lens wearers.
- Bronze lenses offer high levels of contrast, for instance making white lettering pop from street signs, making blues bluer and greens greener. Bronze lenses are great for various light conditions, as well as a great lens choice for driving and activities like golf and fishing
- Rose lenses offer a brightening of color, while still being soothing to to the eyes. Rose is an excellent choice for low-light conditions.
What's the difference between glass and poly-carbonate lenses?
Glass lenses offer maximum clarity, and are much more scratch-resistant over-time. However, glass lenses are not suitable for contact sports, and can sometimes feel heavier than poly lenses. Poly-carbonate lenses are lightweight, great for sports, and typically cost a bit less, but without proper care and storage, may scratch more easily.
Are sunglasses just for summer?
Absolutely not! Sunglasses should be worn year-round to protect your eyes from the sun's damaging rays. In fact, it is even more important in the winter months when the sun is closer to the earth, especially in the late afternoon when the angle of the sun can create high glare conditions while driving.