Benefits Of Polarization
Dr. Edwin Land, born in 1909 in Connecticut, bound by his intrigue for kaleidoscopes and controlling light developed the first man-made polarized lens for commercial use in 1929. The first pair of Polaroid sunglasses were sold in 1935, not long after, and Edwin Land soon established the Polaroid Corporation in 1937.
Polarized lenses have seen their popularity grow over the years. Starting with fishermen and boaters who needed lenses to cut down on the glare from the surface of the water, we now see the likes of cyclists, runners, golfers, hikers and snowboarders enjoying the benefits of polarized lenses. They’re enjoyed by the general public as well and are a staple in all of major sunglasses brands today, marking them as a serious product feature. Polarization is no gimmick.
Polarized lens explained
Light waves travel from the sun in a myriad of directions. When it hits the earth’s surface, the light scatters, thus illuminating the world around us. When light’s waves are reflected onto a horizontal plane, which we normally refer to as ‘glare’, which reduces our ability to see. This can make for an uncomfortable and potentially dangerous experience while driving or cycling. Good polarized lenses should enhance your vision. Vertically aligned filters block out ‘glare’ to improve your vision.
Vigor P.O.V. Lens
Our lenses are made with as many as 10 layers, designed to make it the most technologically advanced lens out there. Each of our lenses is individually coated, making them more durable and help them repel dirt, sweat and water. Our lenses are shatter resistant and provide 360-degree protection from glare. Our P.O.V. lenses are unmatched in the marketplace.
Apart from glare reduction, polarized lenses users can also benefit from:
- Enhanced Coulour Contrast: Polarized lenses improve colour contrast making colours appear brighter and more saturated.
- Light Sensitivity: Polarized lenses improve colour contrast making colours appear brighter and more saturated.
- Reduce Eyestrain: They reduce stress on the eyes that can lead to more serious, long-term issues. Cutting down on glare helps your eyes relax.
- UV Protection: Most good-quality polarized lenses provide protection against UVA, UVB and UVC rays. Be sure to read the label or research the seller of the lenses in regards to how effective their polarized lenses are at protecting your eyes from UV rays.
- Durability: A lot of polarized lenses are made out of polycarbonate. This makes polarized lenses impact and scratch resistant as well as shock absorbent.
- Safer Driving: Light reflecting off the road’s surface or the hood of the car can create glare, which reduces the visibility and reaction time of even the safest drivers. Simply wearing sunglasses with polarized lenses has been proven statistically to improve visibility, thus increasing the driver’s reaction time, which reduces the risk of accidents. Driving without them is hazardous, especially when ‘glare from the sun’ is cited as a factor in so many motor vehicle accidents and fatalities.