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Guide: Polarized sunglasses vs. non-polarized sunglasses

Guide: Polarized sunglasses vs. non-polarized sunglasses

When investing in a pair of sunglasses, it is important to understand the benefits of polarized sunglasses compared to non-polarized sunglasses. There is a big difference in the way they impact your eyesight. This guide will take you through the key elements and highlight the main differences between the two types of lenses.


What are polarized sunglasses?

Sunglasses with polarized lenses are crafted to protect your eyes in the best way possible. You might want to find lenses that offer high UV protection because the sun damages your eyes permanently resulting in vision loss and cataracts. However, polarized sunglasses offer a 100% UVA and UVB protection why you never have to worry about any injuries.  

 polarized sunglasses

What are the advantages of polarized sunglasses?

A clear benefit is that polarized sunglasses offer complete protection from the horizontal glare created by the sun. When the sunlight reflects on a horizontal surface (e.g. the ocean or the road) it causes glare. The glare is very uncomfortable and dangerous for your eyes. The polarized lenses eliminate the glare and increase the visual comfort making it easier to view objects in bright conditions. Polarized sunglasses basically reduce the amount of light getting to your eyes resulting in a vision that is more comfortable and convenient when driving, skiing, surfing or simply just lying or walking in the sun.


Why is UV-protection important?

The UV radiation doesn’t only impact your skin, but also your eyes. It can create severe damages and increase the risk of developing cataracts. It can cause damage to the nerve lining in the eyes. Finally, it can lead to macular degeneration. It is extremely important that you always check the level of UV protection in the pair of sunglasses you are interested in. As mentioned before, polarized lenses provide both UVA and UVB protection giving you superior protection against the UV radiation.


Non-polarized sunglasses

Non-polarized sunglasses are recommended for environments with weaker exposure to UV radiation. Sunglasses with non-polarized lenses are usually found at a lower price range due to the reduced amount of safety they supply. Non-polarized lenses should only be worn when exposed to weak light. When buying non-polarized sunglasses you need to be aware of the danger from UV radiation, so always ask the staff or the optometrist for the specifications of the sunglasses.


Polarized sunglasses from Christopher Cloos

The entire collection of sunglasses from Christopher Cloos is made with polarized CR39 lenses ensuring the perfect protection for you. In addition, all of our frames are made in high-quality materials combined with a timeless and elegant design. Christopher Cloos wants you to stay safe and stylish at the same time.


Have a look at our collection and don’t hesitate to use the live chat, call us or email us if you have any questions with regards to our frames. We are here to help!

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