For years, polarized sunglasses have been used by boaters and fisherman to reduce glare from the water that they spend so much time on. In the past few years, however, the benefits of polarized sunglasses have been realized by a variety of other outdoor sports enthusiasts as well as by drivers and general use wearers as well. Thus, the popularity of polarized sunglasses has increased dramatically, as their availability.
The activities that utilize the benefits of polarized sunglasses the most include, other than water sports, skiing, golfing, biking, and jogging. For these activities they offer a clearer view and eliminate glare.
How Do Polarized Lenses Work?
Light reflected from surfaces like a flat road or smooth water is generally horizontally polarized. This horizontally polarized light is blocked by the vertically oriented polarizers in the lenses. The result: a reduction in annoying and sometimes dangerous glare.
The bottom line is that whether you spend your time boating or waterskiing, in-line skating or mountain biking, driving at night or jogging at noon, polarized sunglasses are an excellent choice for sunwear.