Polarized lenses have long been known and proven to enhance visibility and reduce glare under any & all conditions. Rain or shine, ice or snow, sea or air, fog or haze, these lenses offer you the following benefits:
Ultra Violet Protection
Elimination of Ultra Violet Rays - all of our lenses are UV400, meaning they block 100% of UVA & UVB. As a result, your eyes are not subjected to any harmful rays.
The lenses will provide a sharper vision under any environmental condition.
Polarized lenses are the ONLY lenses that provide visibility below the surface of the water in a marine environment. This can be extremely helpful to an angler, sailor, or any other boating or fishing enthusiast.
Grey/Smoke: Excellent for bright sunny days, transmits all colours evenly. A good all-round lens. Grey will transmit all colours of the spectrum, and enhances colour relationships, so there is little distortion. Ideal for bright days and open water.
Brown: Good all rounders. Can be used on bright days, but really ideal for overcast and cloudy conditions. Brown is a very high-contrast colour. It highlights visual acuity and aids contrast, especially when ambient light is lacking. It is a very popular choice for foreign saltwater applications.
Yellow: Excellent for low light, and overcast conditions. Good for dawn and dusk, so ideal for fishing the evening rise. The lenses enhance available light.
Chrome/Mirrored: We know of no specific fishing advantages to these lenses, but nonetheless, so popular that we just have to stock them.
Try our simple test by moving your mouse over the image on the right. This gives some indication towards the fishing related benefits from using Polarised glasses. To see the styles we have on offer, click here...
A polarised lens filters and eliminates annoying, fish-concealing glare. Wherever there are horizontal surfaces producing glare, the use of polarising lenses is recommended because it reduces eye fatigue and maintains the health of your eyes while exposed to the sun. Non-polarised sunglasses reduce visible light. However, they have little or no effect on reflected glare. Only polarized lenses eliminate glare and help you see the fish clearly.
To understand polarisation you need to understand glare. Normally, light waves move randomly in an infinite number of directions. However, when light reflects off a surface, it intensifies into reflective glare. Horizontal light reflected from any smooth, shiny surface, such as water, causes glare.
To reduce glare, polarised lenses utilise iodine crystals that are positioned in vertical rows on a thin piece of film. This film is sandwiched between two layers of lens material. The filter within the lens allows selected light rays to reach the eye, while absorbing reflected glare. When a polarising film or filter is properly positioned in front of reflected light rays, the glare is blocked and only usable, efficient light is transmitted to the eye.
Polarised lenses contain a special film designed to absorb the polarised waves before they reach your eyes. Three factors determine the quality of a polarised lens: clarity, density and alignment of the film within the lens. Inferior film may cause a lens to he hazy. A light film density will not perform as well as a darker film. The polarised film must be aligned properly and set precisely in a frame. If it is not aligned properly the wearer will experience visual discomfort such as headaches and they will not have effective polarisation.