With spring finally here, and warmer weather right around the corner (or already here, depending on your locale), it’s time to talk about what makes a good pair of sunglasses. Of course, the most important thing is to protect your eyes from ultraviolet radiation. Cataracts and early onset macular degeneration have been linked to exposure to UV rays, so it’s extremely important to take care of your eyes. All sunglasses sold in the US are supposed to fully protect you from UVA and UVB radiation.
What about polarization? What is it? Polarization was originally developed to help fishermen see beneath the surface of the water. It blocks glare along a horizontal plane. So, if you’re going to be out on the water, or near the water, it’s essential. For the rest of us, polarization is usually more comfortable for our eyes. It takes the glare off the road, if we’re driving after a rainstorm, it takes glare off chrome bumpers, and things like that.
Food for thought!