How do polarized lenses work?
Light reflected from flat surfaces such as water, snow or asphalt in the road, generally is 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" and can cause temporary blindness, disorientation and headaches.
Polarized lenses contain a special filter that blocks this type of intense reflected light, reducing glare.
Why should you wear polarized lenses when on or by the water?
Polarized lenses block all reflected light only allowing parallel light to pass through.
Without polarized lenses, the water’s surface simply reflects light which obscures view into the water almost completely. Polarized lenses block this reflection and enable to wearer to see through the surface of the water and not the reflected image of the sky.
By wearing Polarized lenses, we eliminate most reflected light resulting in glare reduction, contrast enhancement, clarity of vision, and reduced eyestrain.By combining the benefits of Melanin with those of polarization we simply multiply the beneficial effect of both, allowing for a crisp and clear viewing experience associated with a deep protection against sun-light damage.