May 31, 2017 2 min read

The hottest months of the year are upon us and while some are enjoying the sunny skies, rising temperatures and beach holidays, others are escaping to the mountains and some are struggling to get by in the scorching summer heat.

No matter how you're spending the summer, the one accessory you cannot step out without this season is sunglasses. However, not all sunglasses are made to protect you from the sun's damaging rays.

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Most people look at sunglasses merely as a fashion accessory, but sunglasses are meant to do more than improving your fashion sense or keeping you from squinting. They are meant to protect your eyes from the sun. After all, eyes are one of the most sensitive parts of the body and protecting your eyes from the sun can save you from several ailments like skin cancer, cataracts & glaucoma. Only sunglasses with polarized lenses provide full protection against the sun’s UVA and UVB rays.

Why should you opt for polarized sunglasses?

Polarized Sunglasses Reduces Glare

Do you squint to see clearly on a sunny day? It is because of the sunlight reflected off of water and solid surfaces. Sunglasses with polarized lenses are coated with a special film that reduces glare and thus helps you see clearly.

Polarized sunglasses are also safer to wear when driving as it eliminates the glare and improves eye comfort.

Polarized Sunglasses Help See Below Water Surface

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If you love the beach or like water sports, sunglasses with polarized sunglasses are a must for you as it makes it easier to see into the water. Without polarized lenses, the water’s surface reflects everything around it and obscures view into the water almost completely. Polarized sunglasses block this reflection and help you see below the water surface instead of the sky's reflection on the water.

Polarized Sunglasses Reduces Eyestrain

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Being outdoors on a sunny day can give you a headache sometimes. When you squint to see clearly, it stresses your eyes and causes headaches and migraines. Polarized sunglasses reduce eyestrain and allow eyes to feel more comfortable.

Polarized Sunglasses Help You See Clearer

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Polarized sunglassesenhance vision clarity and quality of daytime vision. It gives a better visual contrast than regular sunglasses and improved colour perception. Colours appear clearer, bolder and brighter in polarized lenses.

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How to check if your glasses are polarized?

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1. Look at a computer screen while wearing sunglasses. If the monitor’s brightness changes as you tilt your head left and right, you’re wearing polarized sunglasses.

2. Look at your phone in portrait orientation, then turn it to landscape orientation. If brightness changes as you do this, your sunglasses are polarized.