Exposure from the sun can harm your eyes, causing eye strain, discomfort and headaches. Long term over exposure can even lead to serious medical issues such as cataracts and macular degeneration. The best way to avoid this damage is with a good quality pair of polarized sunglasses… and if you want to be extra fashionable, you can try gradient polarized sunglasses! We currently don’t sell them at EyeBuyDirect, but here’s a run-down on the lens feature that’ll be gracing our catalogs soon.
The perfect pair of gradient polarized sunglasses is both fashionable as it is functional. However, to truly understand them here’s a little run down on what makes them what they are:
Gradient lenses are tinted from top to bottom, so that the top of the lens is darkest and blocks out the most light. It is a very practical lens, blocking out bright light from overhead whilst allowing significantly more light through at the bottom.
A classic gradient lens is subtle and understated, in a pallet of muted browns and smoky blacks and purples. Brown lenses are particularly useful for blocking out blue light, which is thought to place more strain on the eyes.
In addition to some of the more traditional tints, these lenses now also come in a riot of exciting colors such as pinks, yellows and greens. A colorful gradient lens is a great way to have a little fun with your look, whilst also enjoying the benefits this style offers.
This practical lens has been picked up by fashion houses such as Chanel, and has been used to create an effortlessly sophisticated look. If you really want to try a striking style, think about a half tinted lens with a clear divide between dark and clear. This chic look is sure to make an impact.
Samba, in Pink
Glare from bright light can cause eye strain, affect depth perception, and distort your view.
With a polarized lens, an invisible filter is built into the glasses to limit the amount of light that can enter your eyes. The polarization absorbs horizontal light waves but allows vertical light waves through, meaning that the light only travels in one direction. This has the effect of reducing harsh glare. Your vision appears sharper and clearer, and your eyes feel significantly more comfortable. These lenses are perfect for sports. Glare from shiny surfaces such as water is significantly reduced, making them ideal for fishing and other water sports. Our sunglasses frames can be customized with this lens type.
The Best of Both Worlds: Gradient Polarized Sunglasses
Bringing the two together, gradient polarized sunglasses mean that you can enjoy the best of both worlds. They are perfect for driving, taking pressure off your eyes and allowing you to fully concentrate, without straining to see the road ahead. The gradient tint helps to shield your eyes from overhead sunlight, whilst the bottom part of the lens allows plenty of light through so that you can clearly see your dashboard. The polarized lenses reduce glare from surfaces such as the hood of your car, and make driving in bright sunlight a comfortable experience. Once you own a pair of hardworking gradient polarized sunglasses, you’ll wonder how you got by for so long without them.
As of today, we do not offer gradient polarized sunglasses. We offer gradient lenses and polarized lenses, but don’t have the option of combining them just yet. But don’t fret! We’re currently working on one day implementing them into our vast catalog of sunglasses here. When we do start offering gradient polarized sunglasses, we’ll let you know.