22.7.2019 16852 views 3 minute read

Shades not only for summer: Polarized sunglasses

Sunglasses are automatically included in every sunny day. As well as working with real sunglasses lovers in eyerim, I have learned a lot about them - not only are they a great accessory for any outfit, but also for health. Sunglasses are a MUST always when the sun is shining, not just during the summer months. Even better, though, if your sunglasses are polarized. Why? Let's talk about it.

Sunglasses are essential, not optional

Polarized sunglasses are perfect not only for summerWe've already told you about wearing sunglasses in winter. If you've read that article, you will know that sunlight can prove to be hurtful no matter the temperature and even in cloudy weather! After all, it's not like you stop going outdoors during the fall and winter months. During fall, there's hiking, jogging and all the other outdoor sports you neglected in July and August when the temperature rose too high. A round of golf, anyone? Bonding with your friends on a bike trip or taking them sailing? Then once winter finally comes, it's snowsport season and I bet a lot of you enjoy skiing or snowboarding down a picturesque slope in the mountains. And even if you aren't a sports enthusiast at all, at the very least you probably drive a car on a regular basis.

All of these activities can be made easier (and safer for your eyes) with sunglasses. And you know what's even better than sunglasses?

Polarized sunglasses? Why?

The polarizing core is bonded to the UV light absorbersThat's right friends. Polarized sunglasses are a thing, and they take both style and health to a whole new level. Apart from the usual 100% protection from UV rays that all quality sunglasses offer, polarized sunglasses can give you even more. 

The adjective “polarized” comes from the technology called “polarization” that these sunglasses use. All polarized sunglasses have an extra chemical coating around the lenses. This coating was specifically developed to absorb sun rays and reduce the harmful type of light we know as “glare”. Glare is what happens when light gets reflected off surfaces such as roads or water right into your eyes, blinding you or at the very least causing discomfort.

Yes, it's exactly the thing that happens when you're driving and all of a sudden can't trust your own eyes due to sunlight reflecting off the concrete. And if you've ever been sailing or fishing, you know it can get even worse when there's a large body of water all around. 

Yeah, it can really get unpleasant. Thank God there's an easy way to avoid that, right?

Okay, but how do I know which ones to buy?

Ray Ban Clubmaster polarized sunglasses

To look stylish and suave no matter what you're doing, check out unisex sunglasses by Christopher Cloos, one of our new favorite brands. 

If you're worried polarization is too functional to be stylish, look no further than Dior and their sophisticated eyewear collection. Similarly, a lot of your favorite brands have polarized eyewear in their offer: including Hugo Boss, Michael Kors or Emporio Armani.

Choosing polarized sunglasses doesn't mean you need to let go of your Ray Ban obsession, either - the iconic italian brand offers polarized shades perfect casual everyday wear or even a round of golf.

If sporty eyewear is what you're looking for, look no further than the amazing Oakley, everyone's favorite brand offering shades perfect for jogging, biking, golf or fishing. 

And of course, who could forget about Polaroid, the brand that started it all. It was the founder of Polaroid who first patented a polarization filter which lead to the brand becoming pretty much the world's number one in polarized sunglasses. They offer a range of hi-tech sunglasses so fashionable you won't even know which ones to buy first. If that ends up being the case, we've got great news for you - Polaroid sunglasses are some of the most affordable around. 

If you web search the phrase “polarized sunglasses”, it won't be long before you come up with instructions on how to tell if sunglasses are actually polarized or if you've been lied to. We've made it easier for you - when shopping through eyerim, all the sunglasses you come across are of 100% quality, we make sure of that. Give your eyes what they truly deserve, try polarized sunglasses.

Branislav

I'm eyerim co-founder - everything related to branding and UX is what I work with every day. I like combination of sport and philosophy - there're still two or three books laying on my desk next to my gym pass. I hate pigeons and I don't wear eye glasses even if I should.

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