The Pros & Cons Of Polarized Sunglasses Lenses


The Pros & Cons Of Polarized Sunglasses LensesThe Pros & Cons Of Polarized Sunglasses Lenses

If you’re thinking about getting a pair of sunglasses from Designer Optics, you may be wondering whether or not you should get polarized lenses. What are polarized lenses, anyway, and what are their pros and cons?

That’s a great question. So in this blog, we’ll discuss the basics of polarized lenses and how they work, and their benefits and drawbacks. Read on and learn everything you need to know.

What Are “Polarized Lenses” Anyway?

Polarized lenses are sunglasses lenses that are specially built and treated with a special chemical, which acts as a filter for sunlight.

This filter is vertical, which means that only some light can pass through it. Basically, this blocks light approaching from some angles – such as horizontal light – which is a common cause of glare.

This means that polarized lenses are more effective at blocking out glare, which can be very useful in some situations where the sun is very bright – like while operating a boat on the water, or while in the snow.

Understanding The Pros And Cons Of Polarized Lenses

Polarized lenses may be a great choice in some situations, but they have their own pros and cons like any other type of lens. Let’s discuss these now.


  • Blocks glare and helps improve overall visibility in bright sunlight
  • Better visual clarity and contrast in sunny conditions
  • It’s easier to see below the surface of the water, which may be useful when boating or fishing
  • Reduced eye strain for enhanced comfort
  • Superior visual clarity when in dark and shady areas


  • Because of their unique treatment, polarized lenses make it hard to see LCD screens, like cell phone screens, clearly. This can be a problem for some people
  • Polarized lenses are more expensive, due to the special chemicals and treatment process used to create them
  • Some cheaper polarized lenses that use a film-based filter can have durability issues, such as the filter peeling away from the lens material
  • There are some people who find that polarized sunglasses are uncomfortable because of the way they change vision 

Overall, the benefits of polarized lenses make them attractive – particularly to people who drive a lot, fish, or boat, and can benefit from their ability to dramatically reduce glare and improve vision in bright conditions.

However, keep the drawbacks in mind before making your purchase. Polarized lenses may not be right for everyone.

Shop For Standard And Polarized Sunglasses At Designer Optics

If you’re ready to invest in a new pair of shades, Designer Optics is here to help. We offer both non-prescription and prescription lenses, and we offer standard and polarized finishes on most products. Browse our stock now, and get the sunglasses you need to protect your vision and see clearly on bright days. You’re sure to find everything you need.

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