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Jun 6, 2009 | Uncategorized

How Do Polarized Lenses Work?

Light reflected from surfaces such as a flat road or smooth water is generally horizontally polarized. This means that, instead of light being scattered in all directions in more usual ways, reflected light generally travels in a more horizontally oriented direction. This creates an annoying and sometimes dangerous intensity of light that we experience as glare.

Polarized lenses contain a special filter that blocks this type of intense reflected light, reducing glare.

Many sunglasses are available with polarized lenses.  Maui Jim and Persol are two examples of non-prescription sunglasses available with polarized lenses.  Most prescription sunwear can be made polarized upon request.

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