Polarised sunglasses from £149

We have a fantastic range of polarised sunglass options available in both prescription and non-prescription with extensive ranges for adults, teens and kids. We firmly believe that everyone should own and wear a pair of polarised sunglasses.  Glare not only affects our quality of vision but can lead to discomfort and eye fatigue.  We have range from Maui Jim, Serengeti, Oakley, Ray-Ban, Tom Ford, Oliver Peoples, Gucci, Adidas, Nike, Costa Del Mar, Invu Switzerland, Barbour, CK, Nautica and many more.


Whether you and the family will be walking the promenades of the Côte d’Azur, sailing the Norwegian fjords, visiting family down under or walking the West Highland Way this summer it is fair to say you will likely encounter the effects of glare this summer. UV light can damage our eyes and long-term exposure can lead to cataracts, macular disease and wrinkles!  However, glare poses much more immediate problems of discomfort, eye fatigue and reduced clarity of sight.  Luckily polarised lens can remove almost 100% of glare therefore sharpening your vision and reducing eye fatigue.

Polarised Sunglasses – What is glare?

Light from the sun travels in all directions meaning when it hits a flat surface such as water, snow, ice or a car bonnet, the reflected light shines back at your eye and is significantly magnified causing glare. Glare can distort your vision, reduce your depth perception, reduce your ability to see colours and can even temporarily dazzle you.


What are polarised sunglasses?

Polarised sunglasses filter out reflected, polarised light by filtering out horizontal light waves, while still allowing vertical waves to pass though. This removes glare, improves contrast, clarity, colour discrimination and most importantly comfort.  This can be important even on cloudy days where glare can often be at its most uncomfortable.

Regular sunglasses simply absorb an amount of light from entering the eye. Most sunglasses absorb around 80% of the light entering the eye to make things appear less bright.  However, not all sunglasses adequately filter the harmful UV light that can damage your eye.  Similarly not all sunglasses are polarised.


Who should buy polarised sunglasses?

  • Anyone bothered by glare
  • Drivers. They are significantly better than regular sunglasses for driving
  • Great for sport near water e.g. sailing, canoeing,
  • Fantastic for golf as can reduce glare thus aiding iron selection and tracking the ball
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • Holidays on the beach or near water


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