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Which designer sunglasses are polarised?Medically reviewed by Khuram Sarwar, Dispensing Optician at Feel Good Contacts.
While Polaroid is renowned for its instant photo cameras, the brand first started out with sunglasses with a polarised tint. This glare-reducing tint was invented by the founder of Polaroid, Edwin H Land, in 1929. All our Polaroid sunglasses feature polarised lenses that are shock-absorbent, impact-resistant and scratch-resistant.
O’Neill sunglasses were initially designed with the surfer in mind, so it’s no wonder this brand features many models with polarised lenses. The polarised tint is good for eliminating glare from surrounding water and snow, thus fulfilling the intent of the O’Neill brand, ‘nothing gets in the way of the surfer and the sea’.
Oakley sunglasses boast optimal performance for sports, so it’s no surprise that many of their frames feature polarised lenses for exceptional visual clarity. Famous for their Prizm Polarized lenses designed to enhance colour and contrast while also eliminating glare, you’ll be sure to find a diverse range of frames with this innovative technology when you shop our Oakley sunglasses collection.
Feel Good Collection
Our very own Feel Good Collection sunglasses are as diverse as they come and feature polarised lenses in all models. You can be sure to experience optimal comfort and visual acuity without compromising on style when you shop this sunglasses range which features everything from eye-popping colours to classic style and timeless silhouettes.
A cult classic, of course, you can expect to find some polarised styles in our Ray-Ban sunglasses collection. This comes as no shock seeing as the brand was born from a brief put forward by the US Air Force pilots who complained about headaches and altitude sickness caused by harmful sun glares. Shop the classic Wayfarer and Aviator styles with a polarised tint and protect your eyes in style.
Which brand of polarised sunglasses are the best?
When it comes to polarised sunglasses, Ray-Ban, O'Neill, and our Feel Good Collection offer the best value for money. However, each of our polarised brands features designs that are better suited to some activities than others.
For example, Oakley and O'Neill sunglasses are best designed for people with active lifestyles and are recommended as the best-polarised sunglasses for sports such as skiing and surfing. Oakley, on the other hand, is an excellent choice for driving with their iconic Prizm Polarized lenses.
Are Gucci sunglasses polarised?
The majority of Gucci sunglasses on our website are not polarised. However, we do stock some of the Gucci polarised glasses for time to time. You’ll find that most Gucci sunglasses have gradient lenses which feature a soft colour transition from the top to the bottom of the lenses.
How can you tell if sunglasses are polarised?
There are 3 ways in which you can identify polarised sunglasses. Simply try one of the following tricks:
- Wearing your sunglasses, look at a bright reflective surface such as glass, water or polished metal. Then tilt your head sideways to around 60 degrees. If the intensity of the light increases, then your sunglasses are polarised. If there is no change, then they are just regular tinted.
- If you already have a pair of polarised sunglasses and want to check if your new pair also features a polarised filter, simply hold one pair in front of the other. You’ll find you’ll be able to see through both lenses. Then, rotate one pair to a right angle. You’ve got two pairs of polarised sunglasses if the lenses blend to black.
- Wearing your sunglasses, look at a screen such as your laptop or mobile phone. The display should appear dim at first; however, if you tilt your head and the screen goes black, then this is proof you have a pair of polarised sunglasses.