Polarized Lenses

Protect your eyes from the sun, reduce glare, and minimize eye strain.

Why Wear Polarized Lenses?

Polarized replacement lenses, or sunglasses lenses, can be added to any pair of glasses with or without a prescription.

Polarized lenses have many benefits. They scatter light rays to reduce intensity of sunlight and reflections and offer UV protection, while reducing glare, reflection, and eyestrain.

near or far

Single Vision Polarized Lenses

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near and far

Progressive Polarized lenses

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Lined Bifocal

Bifocal Polarized Lenses

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No RX Required

Non-RX Polarized Lenses

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Everything You Need to Know About Polarized Lenses

The first sunglass mass marketed was in the beginning in the early 1930’s and they were called Foster Grant sunglasses. You may remember the commercial that coined the phrase, "Who’s that behind those Foster Grants?" 

Polarized lenses, or a sunglass lens, are not designed for everyone or every activity. You can make a sunglass lens two different ways. You can make a sunglass using a polarized lens itself or using a clear lens and adding dark tint to the lens. 

You need to determine which one makes the best sense for you. If you decide you need a tinted lens and not a polarized lens, please ensure you understand which material takes the tint better. A plastic lens material will absorb the color much better than a polycarbonate lens. In other words, plastic material will result in a darker tint color. 

Think of a polarized lens as a tool! Are you on or around the water? Are you in a sunbelt? Do you have cataracts? Do you golf? If you answered yes, to any of these questions a polarized lens may be the right fit for you. Polarized lens by design do make it difficult to view certain electronics and they are not for everyone.

As with any lens material there are pros and cons to each of them and its up to you to understand what they are and make the best choice for their lifestyle and activities.

Advantages of Polarized Lens 

  • Reduces glare which helps eye strain.
  • Improved color perception under bright light.
  • Great for on the water sports. 
  • 100% UV Protection

Disadvantages of Polarized Lens 

  • In many cases can’t view LCD screens, ATM screens, cellphone screens, and some watches. 
  • Reduces glare on snow so you can’t see ice. Not recommended for skiers or on a snowy day.
  • Pilots can not wear polarized lens to fly as it distorts their instrument panel. 

Still have questions? Get in touch with us and we will be sure to help you.