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Benefits of polarised sunglasses

Polarised sunglasses have become an increasingly popular form of eye wear in recent times, and this is due to the fantastic advantages it can provide for the wearer. The most obvious benefit is that it can protect your eyes from the harmful UV rays produced by the sun. Whilst another is that it reduces glare from surfaces allowing for enhanced visual clarity and colour perception.

There are a huge variety of polarised sunglasses available on the market today, making the choice available simple stunning. Therefore, they are readily available for just about anyone, as well as providing many health and visual benefits to an individual.

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How do they Work?

Polarising filters in sunglasses have been created to counteract the glare that reflective light produces. It manages this by only allowing the vertical orientated polarisers to pass through whilst reflecting the horizontal light that is caused by glare. The polarising filter also reflects the damaging UV rays from the sun, and this helps to prevent any serious damage to your eyes.

Wearing these types of sunglasses will improve the clarity of your vision; it achieves this by enhancing depth and colour perception. This can be vitally important for a multitude of activities, sports, and even selected occupations. They prove to be a great asset for people who work long hours in front of a computer screen or television, as the polarised filter can help to reduce strain on the eyes caused by these activities.

Advantages of Polarised Sunglasses

An increase in visibility is assured due to the huge reduction of glare from a various reflective surfaces such as sand, bodies of water, pavements, metallic objects, and even snow. It’s because of these essential properties that has made it a firm favourite amongst outdoor enthusiast for many years. While, all glasses reduce the glare from the sun the special polarised filter also provides additional protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays.

By wearing polarised sunglasses it will allow for colour and contrast of vision to be enhanced, as well as increasing visual accuracy and depth perception. It’s also hugely beneficial for people who are sensitive to light, while the enhanced visual clarity and glare reduction allows eyes to relax; this can help reduce eye strain and headaches immensely.

The following is a small list to summarize some of the benefits that polarised sunglasses can offers:

  • Improved clarity
  • Glare reduction
  • Enhanced colour and contrast
  • Reduces eye strain
  • Increasing appeal

There are a plethora of people who can benefit from wearing polarised sunglasses, whilst also proving beneficial for people with various ailments. Senior citizens, diabetics, and people with a sensitivity to light are all ideal candidates for wearing polarised sunglasses. Teenagers and children under the age of 18 will also benefit from polarised lenses. This is because young eyes aren’t fully developed yet and therefore, they are more susceptible to the harmful affects of UV; overexposure can potentially create long lasting negative affects on the eyes.

These sunglasses have been a firm favourite for people participating within a large variety of sports and activities, this is due to providing the benefits of improved visibility and protection. It doesn’t matter if you’re a a fisherman, driving a car, using a computer, in an active sport or exercising; wearing polarised sunglasses will assist you in any of these activities and more. They are an ideal choice to protect your eyes, whilst improving visual clarity and eliminating glare. It’s very easy to see why this form of protective eye wear has increased dramatically in recent times, and also has become much more appealing to the masses.

Polarised sunglasses provide you with added protection from glare, cutting it out almost entirely in the best polarised sunglasses.

Maui Jim

Maui Jim Maui Jim® Sunglasses are the finest polarised sunglasses in the world. As you will discover Maui Jim successfully combines PolarizedPlus® lens technology with quality and fashion to deliver the highest performing, best-looking sunglasses available today.

They are not just polarised, but PolarizedPlus incorporating a polarising film, bi-gradient mirror and anti-reflective treatment, all the elements necessary to eliminate glare.

Maui Jim Sunglasses are available in five distinct collections offering an assortment of fashionable frames, suitable for every type of recreational activity.

In addition to the Maui Jim Classic, they offer Flexon® memory metal frames, Maui Jim Sport with impact-resistance polycarbonate lenses, Maui Jim Titanium Sport for the ultimate lightweight protection and the new Titanium Sport ST with super thin lenses and pure titanium frames.

They are available in single vision prescription lens if required. There are three lens options: – Neutral Grey, HCL® Bronze and Maui Rose® are excellent for everyday wear, offering total glare protection in all light conditions. Neutral Grey for bright sunlight and the highest available glare reduction; HCL (high-contrast lens) Bronze for glare reduction and added contrast on hazy, overcast, or foggy days; and Maui Rose for the sharpest contrast and image resolution.

For more information call Blackheath Eyecare on 020 8305 1060

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