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Spy Optic | Polarized vs. Non-polarized Sunglasses

Let us cut to the chase. Same frame, similar lenses, only one difference – a polarized filter. So, what does that mean?

Polarization explained the Spy way
Polarization is entirely about reflective light or glare. Light appears brighter after bouncing off a flat surface because the light waves are coming at you from one direction. This is glare, and it messes with your ability to see.

Polarization chops up those uniform light waves and eliminates glare. Spy Optic’s polarized sunglasses offer glare and UV protection in style. 

Spy Trident™ polarization

Two factors set Spy Trident™ apart from other polarization technologies:

1. Polarization efficiency - Spy Trident™ reduces up to 99% of glare (especially from water, pavement, or other reflective surfaces), allowing wearers to see clearer.
2. Location of the polarized film.

Turning a normal sunglass lens into a polarized lens starts with a film—which other brands may choose to put on the outside of the lens. And how does the film stay on the lens? Adhesive glue. This cheap solution can scratch, delaminate or haze with time. 

On the other hand, Spy Trident™ polarized film is layered on the lenses and sealed through a special bonding process. Better filtering that stays for the lifetime of your polarized sunglasses.

Every Spy polarized sunglass features premium injected Trident™ polarized lenses.

Happy Lens™

Spy Optic’s Happy Lens™ technology preserves the natural therapeutic effects of sunlight and provides visual performance benefits. Increased contrast and clarity highlight changes in terrain, while enhanced color rendering presents colors that are more pleasing to the human eye. Research suggests that prolonged wear can help to improve mood and alertness.

When to choose non-polarized lenses

Activities that require your attention on fast moving objects, like golf or baseball, might opt for non-polarized lenses. Polarization can distort depth perception, but that is just one reason why you might consider going without. 

The other situation is terrain management. Glare causes a great difference when calculating the path you are carving through, whether it is on snow-capped peaks or mountain dirt roads.

On the other hand, some people prefer the increased visibility. The choice is yours.

Do you want to learn more about Spy Optic sunglasses? Please contact Alejo Lopez de Armentia, Brand Manager of Spy Optic.

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