Why you should always choose polarised sunglasses

A polarised lens offers the following advantages over non-polarised lenses:


  • Improves visual comfortFemale wearing cK sunglasses
  • Improves contrast and visual clarity
  • Reduces eyestrain
  • Allows for true perception of colours
  • Reduces reflections and eliminates glare
For sports such as fishing, skiing, and sailing and for driving
and other outdoor leisure activities we react to what we see
by virtue of the light that enters our eyes.
Without good quality sunglasses, the increased brightness and
glare will diminish our best efforts. Glare results in a loss of visual
performance, which is produced when an object or light source
in the field-of-vision is brighter than the amount of light to which
the eyes are adapted. Most tinted lenses (standard sunglasses)
will provide some absorption to dampen brightness, but only a
polarised lens can effectively eliminate blinding glare.
Who would benefit from using polarised lenses?MJ_2014_800x600px_3_motivos2
  • Water sports enthusiasts
  • Fishing and angling enthusiasts
  • Drivers
  • Skiers and snow-boarders
  • People who go on beach holidays
  • For fields sports e.g. cricket
At Hammond Opticians we specialise in providing top-quality polarised
sunglasses from Maui Jim. These can be suitable for anyone who requires
high performance sun wear and for those wanting the best protection for
their eyes. Most models are available in prescription form (single vision and
varifocal) and the styles suit men and women of all ages.
If you would like more information on which sunglasses would be best for you
why not contact one of our visual experts and we can discuss the best option
for you. Call us now on 020 8363 3578 or send us an email.