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Everything you need to know about Polarised Sunglasses

Everything you need to know about Polarised Sunglasses

Polarised Sunglasses

Polarised sunglasses are designed to reduce glare, specifically, glare reflected on surfaces such as water, snow and glass. Glare can hinder your ability to see and can be dangerous when doing certain activities like driving. The glare can also distort objects and their true colour which can make them hard to distinguish. This is why we recommend you wear polarised sunglasses when driving or taking part in certain sports activities.

So how do Polarised lenses work?

Polarised lenses can be manufactured in a variety of ways and in a range of colourways.

Sunlight can hinder our vision when doing day to day tasks, this is because sunlight can be reflected in several directions and the UV rays can then bounce off horizontal surfaces such as water, land or the hood of the car. This is where Polarised lenses help. Polarised lenses contain a laminated filter that allows only vertically oriented light to pass through. This blocks the horizontal light so the amount of glare reaching your eyes is reduced.

Darker colours provide the highest levels of polarisation, so the most popular colours for polarised lenses are grey and brown, however green and yellow are also common colourways.

Advantages of Polarised Lenses:

We sell a variety of lenses at Fashion Eyewear and Polarised is one of our most popular types. They have a large range of benefits which is why they are so common with our customers especially if you spend a lot of time in your car.

  1. Reduced eye strain.
  2. Reduced glare and reflections for safer and more accurate vision.
  3. Eliminates any distortion of colour or objects caused by the sunlight.
  4. Improves visual comfort.
  5. Greater clarity and contrast visually.

Disadvantages of Polarised Lenses:

There are not many reasons why you shouldn’t or couldn’t wear Polarised lenses, however, some people can’t because of these disadvantages:

  1. They make you feel dizzy or cause distortion - a very rare effect
  2. You work with screens and numbers a lot - tinted lenses are a better option if you are one of these workers.

Our Top Polarised brands


One of our most popular brands, famous for their iconic frames the Aviator, Clubmaster and Wayfarer. Ray-Ban also have an impressive collection of polarised sunglasses, so you can choose your favourite Ray-Ban sunglasses as a polarised option too. To recognise that your Ray-Ban sunglasses are in fact polarised, the engraved logo on the lenses of your sunglasses will be ‘Ray-Ban P’ as shown in the image below:


Known for their impressive polarised lenses and advanced optical quality, Mau Jim is popular among our sports enthusiasts. You can buy a stylish pair of Maui Jim sunglasses in a range of colours and styles so you can see the world through the best lenses in a colour that suits you.


DITA is always associated with style, luxury and quality. The DITA LANCIER range has the top polarised lenses in bold luxury black and gold Aviator designs in rounded, square or rectangle.


You will never miss another catch when fishing again. Our Oakley Polarised sunglasses are popular among golfers, cyclists, motorists and fisherman. The reduced glare on the water, grass and road will help your sporting performance. Due to these features, and their large advanced range of lenses and coatings, Oakley glasses are worn by the top athletes worldwide.



You can add your prescription to any of our designers frames no matter what style, shape or brand you decide to go for. Choose from Varifocal/Progressive or Single Vision lenses, then choose your lens option from the most advanced optical brands: Nikon, Essilor, Ray-Ban, Oakley, Maui Jim and our own Fashion Eyewear Packages! We have our PD tool available so you can add your prescription in the comfort of your own home. Then simply sit back and wait for your favourite sunnies or glasses to arrive!