Do Polarized Sunglasses Actually Matter?
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Do Polarized Sunglasses Actually Matter?

Sunglasses are extremely important when it comes to eye protection. Whether you're looking for wraparound sunglasses, athletic sunglasses, or photochromic sunglasses, you'll find a plethora of options at your fingertips. One of the most common options you will discover are polarized lenses. If you don't know what polarized lenses do, you might think it’s just another buzzword that sunglass companies use to get a sale -- but you'd be wrong! Let's look at why sunglasses with polarized lenses truly make a difference.


In order to understand why polarized lenses make a difference, you have to understand how light is absorbed and reflected. When the sun’s rays hit a horizontal surface such as beach, road or water, the reflection is intensified causing the rays to focus together and create glare. This is why hoods of cars, asphalt, and snow can be so blinding on bright, sunny days. Polarized lenses block these horizontal rays and diminish the glare, making it easier -- and safer -- for you to drive, ski, bike or spend time on the water.

If you're an avid outdoorsman or woman, polarized sunglasses are an absolute must. By reducing the glare reflecting off the water, pavement, snow, and other surfaces, your vision is considerably improved. You won't be facing some of the more uncomfortable and potentially dangerous obstacles present in the great outdoors when you're equipped with sunglasses with polarized lenses.


Ultraviolet rays are incredibly damaging to our eyes; they cause glaucoma, cataracts, and can easily contribute to varying degrees of blindness and other eye conditions. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) has found that 20% of cataract cases are avoidable with the proper UV eye protection -- and that isn't always guaranteed with your run-of-the-mill sunglasses.

All REKS sunglasses have 100% UV 400 protection. All lenses are shatter-resistant, all frames are unbreakable, We include anti-reflective and hydrophobic coatings on all sunglasses. All purchases come with a 30-day money back guarantee.