Polarized Sunglasses Details (Facts and Uses) - Eye Health Nepal

Polarized Sunglasses Details (Facts and Uses)

What are polarized sunglasses

Sunlight can be absorbed or reflected in several different directions. There are two meridians: horizontal and vertical.
Commonly, the light coming from all direction (horizontal and vertical) create a problem (glare) for viewing due to multidimensional light. Due to more light entering into our eyes, we may have a blurred image. Polaroid cuts one dimensional or meridian light to enter in our eyes and we see the sharp or clear image.

Polarized lens


  • Driving (to decrease driving fatigue and increase driving safety)
  • For fishing and boating
  • For more visual comfort at beach
  • To block UV radiation
  • In snowy days
  • More useful in bright light.

polarized vs non polarized

Facts about Polaroid glass

  • Polaroid is not 3D glass.
  • It can be made in prescription glass.
  • Glare-cutting.
  • Should not use for computer or electronic devices.
  • Should not use by pilots.
Polarized lenses are available in different colours in the market, depending upon the material from which the lenses are made.
Darker colours of polarized sunglasses provide higher levels of polarization.

About the author: Dipsikha Aryal, Patan Academy of Health Science

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