OK, you found
a great looking pair of wraparound sunglasses but you are not
sure what the reason is for you to spring for the better quality
polarized lenses over the less expensive non-polarized models.
It’s all in the performance. Look at the before and after shots
below this article. Can you really afford to be at a disadvantage
of not being able to see everything possible when you are participating
in your outdoor sports? If you just want an excuse, then not
having good polarized glasses would be a good one. But most
people participating in driving, golf, fishing, cycling, motorcycle
riding, snowboarding, mountain biking, running, jogging, ATV,
flight (aviator) or any other outdoor activity realize that
it’s not very smart to put themselves at that disadvantage.
Lens color is another consideration that shouldn’t be left to
“style” and “esthetics.” Choose the lens color that best
fits your chosen outdoor activity. Dark lenses like green and
deep blue tend to cut the available light passing to the eye.
This can diminish detail but it may be necessary in the brightest
afternoon sunlight. Copper and bronze lenses can actually brighten
the vision while filtering UV rays and make a great choice for
morning, evening and vision from shade into sunlight like driving.
What are the drawbacks
to polarized wraparound sunglasses? Yes, there are a few. A
good fitting pair of wraparound sunglasses tend to seal the
area around your eyes. They also can trap your body heat around
your eyes. In cold situations tight fitting wrap arounds will
fog up faster and take longer to acclimate to the surrounding
Choosing a quality
manufacturer is going to mean paying a bit more to get a good
quality product that has been specifically designed to do the
very best job for the wearer and not be the least expensive.
In short, buying cheap isn’t a good idea unless you want to
have sub-par vision in your sport. Buying the most expensive
may not be a good idea either because most likely you are paying
more for the name or esthetics then you are paying for the best
and look for an online sunglass dealer that specializes in selling
sunglasses that have been designed specifically for your sport.