Polarised sunglasses reduce horizontal glare. That is reflected glare from horizontal, smooth or flat surfaces like water, cars and roads. Generally, polarised sunglasses provide better levels of protection for the eye. These days, fashion and polarised lenses go hand in hand. So there is no compromise.
Only polarised lenses filter out horizontal glare. Glare is the scattered light from horizontal surfaces that makes you squint.
Most polarised lenses will enhance the colours you see by removing glare. Some polarised lenses are better at balancing colour contrast, such as in Maui Jim sunglasses.
Improved clarity though less glare means you can see better contrast. This improves the depth of vision which is important for sport, driving and active lifestyles.
With a reduced glare, better contrast and colour, your eyes will strain less. This means you’ll be more comfortable.
Although most polarised sunglasses provide a good level of UV protection for your eyes, you should always check the label before purchasing. Category 2 and Category 3 polarised sunglasses will provide good levels of UV protection and are suitable for driving.
Different lens colours help to enhance parts of your vision and colour field. We can show you the differences in store and help you choose the best colour for your activity.
PolarisedPlus2® delivers the highest block of horizontal glare. It is the most precise form of polarising available in sunglasses and is exclusively used by Maui Jim.