Polarized Lens Sunglasses-Frequently Asked Questions
Polarized Lens Sunglasses - How do I know if my sunglasses are actually polarized?
There's a simple way to test to see if your polarized lens sunglasses are polarized. Just look through your polarized lens sunglasses at your computer monitor. Then turn the sunglasses around as if they were the hands of a clock facing you. If the intensity of the reflection doesn't change with respect to what you see through the window, your polarized lens sunglasses are not polarized. If they are polarized, you will see your computer screen go dark.
Why are polarized lens sunglasses better than normal tinted sunglasses?
Polarized lens sunglasses can selectively eliminate the reflection from light coming from above the water surface. Normal sunglasses only decrease the intensity of light and make things seem a little darker. Moreover, polarized lens sunglasses are one of the most important tools for a fishermen. They wear them often to filter out surface glare so they can see fish and underwater structure.
Do polarized lens sunglasses help the user see fish and rocks below the water surface?
Yes, polarized lens sunglasses eliminate glare by reducing its blinding effect. Also, they selectively reduce other reflections from objects above water, including clouds and even the sky. Finally, light coming from under water is slightly polarized in the vertical plane (polarized on transmission). The end effect is that the water seems more transparent. This only works if you look at the water at an angle and not straight down.
Are polarized lens sunglasses good for driving?
Absolutely. Polarized lens sunglasses are great for driving because they filter out glare that is reflecting off the road and the hood of your car. This is especially important when the hood is wet from rain and the sun is starting to come out. It's important to have good polarized lens sunglasses when driving because obviously it's important to see oncoming traffic and other road hazards. Also , those annoying bright reflections of the sun on the cars ahead can sometimes be attenuated a good deal. They tend to be horizontally polarized, thus perfect for vertically polarized lens sunglasses. The reason is that the surfaces that you see on the car in front of you (the back window, the trunk door, and even the roof) will be slanted towards you, while the sun will be more or less aligned in the vertical plane through both cars (if not you wouldn't see its reflection from those surfaces) Other uses for good sunglasses would be polarized lens sunglasses for bicycling, hiking, boating, skiing, surfing and jet skiing. It's important to have good polarized lens sunglasses for these and other types of outdoor activities. UV protection is also important when choosing a pair of polarized lens sunglasses. FishGillz Sunglass Company makes a great pair of polarized lens sunglasses that are lightweight and very comfortable. FishGillz also feature, UV400 Protection, a high performance wrap around design and gator grip temple locks to prevent slippage.
Can you get a good pair of polarized lens sunglasses for a reasonable price, or are they typically expensive?
Years ago, when polarized lens sunglasses first appeared on the market, they were very expensive. Now because of new manufacturing technologies and mass production, polarized lens sunglasses are very affordable, and you can typically find a high quality pair of polarized lens sunglasses for about $35 to $50.
What color lenses are polarized lens sunglasses available in?
Technology is always improving, but at the present time, polarized lens sunglasses are only available in a brown ( bronze) or gray color. The polarized film that is used in making polarized lens sunglasses must be a brown or gray color. Red, yellow and other type lenses will not work when producing polarized lens sunglasses.
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