Polarised Sun Lenses

Polarised sun lenses offer a visual solution designed to eliminate glare and provide clarity of vision for all manner of users:

  • outdoor sports enthusiasts, including
  • runners
  • cyclists
  • golfers
  • skiers
  • fishermen

More increasingly, these lenses are also being used by drivers, those people who are light-sensitive and also post-cataract surgery patients who no longer wish to be affected by the low winter sun or sudden glare.

How do polarised lenses work?

Light waves from the sun travel in many directions but when this sunlight is reflected off a horizontal surface such as a flat road or water, this light becomes horizontally concentrated.  This creates an intensity of light that we experience as glare.  In addition to squinting and eyestrain, glare can cause temporary blindness which can be extremely dangerous whilst driving and makes it very uncomfortable for us to see.  Polarised sun lenses offer the prefect optical solution by blocking out glare and haze, allowing only useful vertical light to enter the eye which in turn offers better focus and clarity of vision.

Key advantages of polarised lenses

  • more sharply focused vision
  • drivers will no longer be affected by sudden glare from wet road surfaces, low winter sun, intense glare from the back of other vehicles
  • fishing - anglers will be able to 'see through water'
  • vision in bright sunlight is far less fatiguing
  • contours become clearer (useful for skiing or snowboarding) as 'hidden' bumps in the snow will be visible

Key features:

  • filters glare
  • enhances contrast
  • reduces squinting
  • constant density tints
  • lightweight

Availability of colours: Grey, Brown & G-15 Green

GREY: Is considered to be the best all round colour because it enables the wearer to see 'natural' colours.  It is the best lens colour for bright light situations as it 'dims the lights' but does not interfere with the wearers perception of depth.

BROWN: This is also a great all purpose lens colour.  As the colour is warmer it enhances skin tones.  It also blocks undesirable blue light whilst colours like reds, yellows and greens are accentuated but not exaggerated. 

G-15 Green: Green sharpens visual definition and enhances depth perception.  Great for varying light conditions and therefore can be worn at dusk and dawn.  It is ideal for overcast conditions or shaded areas but is not recommended for prolonged bright conditions.