What is Polarizataion?

What is Polarizataion?

What is Polarization and Why is it a Sunglasses Game Changer?

The world of sunglasses isn’t only about style and fashion, it plays an equally meaningful role in eye protection. Among the top benefits that sunglasses bring along, polarization stands out, and for all the right reasons. But what exactly is this 'polarization'? In this exclusive Big Bear Glasses write-up, we help you comprehend this whole concept of polarization and why it's more important than you think.

Polarization: The In-depth Explanation

Simply put, polarization is a kind of filter applied in quality sunglasses like Big Bear Glasses to block horizontal light waves.

Prolonged exposure to horizontal light rays can inflict serious damage upon our eyes over time. Direct sunlight emanates light waves in various directions. But when these waves hit flat surfaces, they get reflected mainly in a horizontally polarized direction. This causes an irritating and intense glare. Far from being simply an inconvenience, this glare can lead to long-term eye issues. Excessive horizontal light exposure can potentially harm our retinas, which are delicate and highly sensitive to light. Continual eye-strain, caused by squinting against glare, can lead to headaches, visual discomfort, and even conditions such as photokeratitis or 'snow blindness'. As such, ignoring the harmful effects of horizontal light rays can have consequences – possibly permanent ones – on our visual health.


polarization example

The effects of a polarizing filter (right image) on the sky in a photograph


Considering the sun shines light in different directions, the horizontal glare bouncing off surfaces such as water, roads, or snow is often intense and harmful. Consequently, you may end up squinting, which can cause headaches and strain to your eyes. Polarized glasses come to the rescue in such scenarios, adding a layer of comfort.


What Makes Our Polarized Sunglasses Stand Out?

Our collection of polarized sunglasses brings together both practicality and style. Here's what sets them apart:

  1. UV Protection: Besides cutting out glare, our sunglasses block 100% of harmful UVA / UVB rays.
  2. Enhanced Contrast: Polarized lenses enhance color contrast, so everything appears in crisper and sharper detail.
  3. Vision comfort: Say 'Goodbye!' to eye strain and headaches.

In the realm of sunglasses, the debate between non-polarized vs polarized seems never-ending. Well, not for us at Big Bear Glasses. We believe in the best and for us that's polarization, all of Big Bear brand sunglasses are 100% polarized. So, whether you are on a road trip or lounging at the beach, we've got your eyes covered!

As mentioned, prevention is better than cure, the use of polarized sunglasses from Big Bear not only supports your vision but preserves it in the long run.

In Conclusion

In the grand scheme of the myriad of sunglasses, few can match the comprehensive protection and aesthetic appeal provided by polarized lenses. They may seem like a tiny upgrade on the surface, but once you experience the difference, there’s no turning back. Dive into our collections and find your perfect pair at Big Bear Glasses!

Take a leap into the world of polarization and redefine your eyewear fashion now! Check out our collections/sunglasses to find your perfect pair!