The solution to this problem is polarized sunglasses. Polarized sunglasses use special lenses that help you see better outdoors. If you’re the type of person who enjoys summers spent cycling and golfing or winters skiing and snowboarding, you’ll love how much easier these activities are to enjoy when the harsh glare of the sun isn’t getting in your way.
What Do Polarized Sunglasses Look Like?
The great thing about choosing polarized sunglasses is that they don’t all look the same. Any sunglasses can be polarized, which means you can choose the perfect look for you.
This is one of the major benefits polarized sunglasses have over other alternatives, including mirrored lenses or super dark-tinted glasses. You can protect your eyes from the glare of the sun without sacrificing style. In fact, at Peepers, all of our non-corrective sunglasses come with TAC polarized lenses. So, whether you enjoy the Center Stage glasses from the Oprah collection or you prefer the sweet cat-eyed look of our Capri shades, you can feel good about both your style and your results.
How Do I Choose the Best Polarized Sunglasses?
Not all polarized sunglasses are made equally. There are a few things you want to look out for when choosing high-quality polarized lenses to protect your eyes in the sun.
TAC Polarized Lenses
The first thing to consider is whether the sunglasses you’re looking at are polarized sunglasses or TAC polarized sunglasses.
TAC stands for Tri-Acetate Cellulose, but the name isn’t what makes them impressive. What makes TAC polarized sunglasses stand out as the Cadillac of all sunglasses is the extra protection they offer your eyes.
Regular polarized sunglasses have one polarized layer to reduce glare. TAC polarized sunglasses, on the other hand, have a whopping seven layers of protection. In addition to glare-protection, TAC lenses also include scratch- and impact-resistance and UV-ray protection. Your eyes have never been so comfortable!
It’s always important to purchase your sunglasses from a brand you trust. Studies show that a whopping 14 million Americans are visually impaired, yet sight is one of the most crucial senses your body has. In fact, more than 80% of perception comes from the eyes. Protecting your eyes is an important job, and you want to make sure your eye health is in good hands.
Trusted manufacturers can give you good advice on the best sunglasses for your eye health and your fashion sense. For example, bigger, chunkier glasses have been shown to protect your eyes better than smaller lenses. UV protection, which you receive with TAC polarized lenses, is also key to keeping your eyes as healthy as possible throughout the course of your lifetime.
Are There Any Downsides to TAC-Polarized Lenses?
As far as eye-health is concerned, there are no downsides to choosing TAC-polarized lenses. And because they can come in any tint, size, or style, there’s no style-related reason not to choose polarized sunglasses, either.
The only downside some people report comes from using polarized lenses at the same time as using a smartphone. Because smartphone screens also use polarized material, the lenses can cause your phone to look a little dim. Luckily, there are easy solutions to this problem. You can either turn the backlight up on your phone, or you can tilt your screen just a little while using your phone. Either way, the comfort and safety from using polarized lenses is well worth the price of this small inconvenience.