what does polarized sunglasses mean?

looking at sunglasses I saw polarized and unpolarized what is the difference

8 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Polarized lenses protect your eyes from damaging UV rays by changing the way light hits your eyes.

  • 4 years ago

    Polarized Sunglasses Definition

  • 4 years ago

    What Does Polarized Sunglasses Mean

  • 6 years ago

    Polarized sunglasses means Polarized lenses of the Sunglasses. It's more comfortable and contain a special filter that blocks reflected light and reducing glare.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Polarized lenses actually have miniature "window blinds" in them. They let light pass though at a specific angle while blocking others. Sunglasses have this set up so that light can enter from straight ahead but from up or down it is shaded.

    They do not offer any more or less protection than any other types and it has nothing to do with UV rays. It's a matter of viewing comfort. They are useful for eliminating glare.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Polarized gives you a clearer view and eliminiates glare. They are an excellent choice and worth the extra cost (better quality)

    How it works:

    Light reflected from surfaces like a flat road or smooth water is generally horizontally polarized. This horizontally polarized light is blocked by the vertically oriented polarizers in the lenses.

    The result: a reduction in annoying and sometimes dangerous glare.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    In sports and other outdoor leisure activities we react to what we see. We see by virtue of the light that enters our eyes. Without good sun wear, brightness and glare will diminish our best efforts. Glare results in a loss of visual performance, which is produced when an object or light source in the field-of-vision is brighter than the amount of light to which the eyes are adapted. Most tinted lenses will provide some absorption to dampen brightness, but only a polarized lens can effectively eliminate blinding glare.

  • 1 decade ago

    polarized are better but more costly (usually)

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