What are polarised sunglasses?

Pacifico Optical's Polarised Sunglasses


What are polarised sunglasses and how do they work?

Polarised sunglasses have a polarised lens with a special filter applied on the outside. This filter is designed to only allow light rays that approach your eyes vertically to filter thought. The lens will block out horizontal light waves that often bounces off reflective surfaces such as inside your car's hood and water. 


Do I need polarised sunglasses?

This depends on how you use your glasses and your lifestyle!

Polarised are great for anyone who spends a large amount of time outdoors, especially for high-glare adventures around the snow, water or direct sunlight such as beach activities or day time driving. 

If you have ever experienced being blinded by the reflected light and glare of the sun, polarised lenses are a great option!


Polarised vs. Standard

A view with polarised lenses will be darker but objects and details can appear clearer. Over time, this can reduce eyestrain after long hours in the sun's glare. 

 Pacifico Optical polarised vs non-polarised comparison


Benefits vs. Disadvantages

Advantages Disadvantages
  • Clearer view outdoors
  • Increased details and minor colour distortion
  • Reduced glare, reflection and eyestrain
  • Not ideal for:
  • Low-light environments or night time driving due as LCD screens on car dashboards may be harder to see
  • People with high sensitivity to brightness changes



Whilst all of our sunglasses have class ratings and UV protection, polarised lenses are a great option for anyone who would like extra protection against glare and reflection. They improve clarity and may reduce eyestrain particularly useful on sunny and high UV rated days.

Pacifico Optical offers a wide range of sunglasses with polarised lenses. You can even add polarised lenses to your prescription glasses by adding "Polarised Sun Lens" to your order. 


Featured Polarised Styles

Yacht Master - Champagne with Polarised Brown Lens

Pacifico Optical Yacht Master Champagne


Lucius - Amalfi Blue with Polarised Grey Lens




Blair - Cola with Polarised Brown Lens




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