Sound familiar? Unpleasant reflections and mirroring effects while driving or playing sports. Many water sports enthusiasts swear by polarized sunglass lenses. They prevent reflections and mirroring effects caused by sunlight on a wet road, water or metallic surfaces. Clearer, more comfortable vision in sunshine means that your eyes get tired less quickly as they do not need to constantly adapt to changing light.
Water sports enthusiasts swear by sunglasses with polarizing filters. For them, it is vital to minimize the reflections and mirroring effects on the surface of the water and hence reduce irritating glare. Winter sports fans can read the slope more easily and reliably.
However, polarized sunglass lenses may also be just the thing you're looking for to enjoy more comfortable vision in everyday life, e.g. for driving, sports or everyday situations when you are confronted by strong sunshine.
Lenses with an integrated polarizing filter may be the perfect solution for people who are sensitive to glare.
Natural light vibrates or "oscillates" in all directions. It is therefore classified as "unpolarized." If a ray of light hits a smooth surface, e.g. a wet road, the light is partly reflected by the water and directed in a different direction. In other words, it is polarized. Most of this light (depending on the angle of incidence and the surface) is polarized perpendicularly.
This results in a reflection and the eye experiences an irritating glare. The polarizing filter is orientated horizontally and ensures that the reflected, perpendicularly polarized light is not transmitted. This virtually eliminates the unpleasant reflections off the surface of the water, wet roads or snow.
Your ZEISS eye care professional will be happy to discuss the various lenses featuring a polarization filter with you. Find a suitable eye care professional here.