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Ever gone shopping for sunglasses and wondered why some lenses claim to be polarized sunglasses and others not? You may assume that an added feature like polarization is always a benefit, but this isn’t necessarily the case.
Polarized frames feature lenses that block glare from the sun. Glare occurs when the sun’s direct rays combine with those reflecting off surfaces like metal and water. The added light entering the eye causes a blinding effect, known as glare. Polarized lenses stop this from happening.
However, the disadvantages of polarized sunglasses are that they distort depth perception. This means that the lenses are great for activities like water sports and cycling where participants are at high risk of glare. On the other hand, polarized lenses are not recommended for those partaking in ball sports, as you might find yourself dropping the ball more than usual.
There is a wide range of polarized sunnies to choose from. At the top of the range, you will find the Ray-Ban Clubmaster polarized sunglasses, and various options from the Oakley brand, which prides itself on sports eyewear. At the other end of the scale, see the SmartBuy Collection for cheap and best polarized sunglasses. You can save yourself even more money by opting for clip-on frames, which you can find in packs of four, like this Connely model. This provides you with polarized lenses, as well as mirrored polarized sunglasses, driving lenses and blue light blocking lenses. For designer polarized sunglasses at discounted rates, check out the deals page, but hurry, good offers don’t last long! Follow us on social and join our mailing list to be the first to hear about great discounts.
While browsing the extensive range at SmartBuyGlasses, bear in mind that all frames come with a best price guarantee. Once you have purchased, you have 100 days in which to return, and a warranty that lasts 2 years. Welcome to eyewear made easy!
The SmartBuyGlasses Virtual Try-On feature collects images of your face and creates a virtual facial reconstruction to show you how you may look in the glasses frames you have selected. We don’t use the data to identify you, and we’ll retain the data only as long as it’s needed, or 3 years, whichever is shorter.