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Are Polarized Sunglasses Right For You?

Are Polarized Sunglasses Right For You?

At Quay, we carry all kinds of eyewear, from oversized sunnies with all the vibes to optical glasses for serving specs appeal. One of our most popular options is none other than the polarized shade. For all the bright times, polarized sunnies remain undefeated when it comes down to cutting down glare. To learn about all things polarized sunglasses, read ahead for the deets on what their benefits are, how to choose the right pair, and when to wear them.

Benefits of Polarized Lenses

Before we dive into the benefits of polarized lenses, what’s the deal with polarized light anyway? What does the term “polarized sunglasses” mean? When light bounces off of horizontal surfaces such as water or a car hood, it reflects back in a similar horizontal direction and can cause a lot of uncomfortable glare. When you’re driving, this glare can even potentially be dangerous because it keeps you from seeing what’s ahead. Polarized sunnies come with filters that only allow vertical light to pass through, significantly reducing glare.

Polarized lenses provide a wide range of benefits. The top one? They tone down glare on bright days and allow for accurate color perception. They also help with visual comfort so that you don’t have to squint and strain for a perfect view. That's why for all the bright times, keep it polarized.

Mac Cute Sunnies

Choose the Right Pair for You

Luckily, polarized sunglasses come in all kinds of shapes and colors for any look and mood. Consider factors such as frame shape, frame size, and lens color as you pick out the perfect pair. At Quay, we carry a wide variety so that you can find the best polarized sunglasses for you. Choose the shape to fit your fits — our polarized sunglasses come in rounds, cat eyes, squares, aviators, and shields for any and every occasion. Then there’s the matter of your actual face fit — in addition to our standard sizes, you’ll also be able to browse mini, oversized, and low-bridge designs. For lens colors, take your pick from brown, smoke, gold, black, and more. Beyond the fit, you’ll obviously get to pick from high-end deets, too: reinforced metal arms, gold accents, and more. And yes, you can get Quay cult faves polarized — HIGH KEY and HARDWIRE are some go-to bestsellers to keep you shady at all the bright times.

Matte Black Polarized Sunglasses

When Should I Wear Polarized Glasses?

Polarized glasses are perfect for a wide range of occasions, whether you’re running errands on the daily or hitting up the beach for that weekend trip. Polarized sunglasses make it easier to drive on those bright days, as they help you see the road ahead with clarity. Because polarized sunnies block glare off of surfaces, they’re ideal for spending time outside, whether you’re hitting the trails or the beach — they’re especially helpful in the water, where glare can form on the surface. 

When Not to Wear Polarized Glasses?

Polarized glasses are great for all the bright times, but there are situations where you shouldn’t wear them. Pilots, for example, shouldn’t wear polarized sunnies when flying because the anti-glare filters in polarized sunnies can distort the screens that they use. In general, anyone who uses LCD (liquid crystal) screens for navigation or work should switch out polarized sunglasses for a regular pair to avoid distortion. LCD screens that you may come across include cell phones, tablets, gas station pumps, and ATMs — again, you can pop on another pair of sunnies or simply take off your shades. 

For bright days in the sun, grab a pair of polarized sunnies to keep your sight at 100. Shop Quay’s selection of polarized sunnies to filter out the glare all day, every day.

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