Polarized sunglasses are a fisherman's best friend. Very sunny conditions and glare on the water can make it hard to see while angling. This is a problem especially for those who love to sight fish. Polarized shades with optimal UV protection not only protect your eyes against harmful radiation, but they increase visibility and clarity on the water.
How do polarized sunglasses work? They are made to filter out refracted sun rays. So, for example, when sunlight hits the water it is reflected off the surface. The intensity of this reflection is what creates glare. Polarized lenses filter out these reflected rays, called glare, leaving the wearer's view crisper and clearer.
The benefits of polarized sunglasses for fishermen are plentiful. Polarized enhance the capacity to see beneath the surface of the water. Thus an angler can identify underwater vegetation, or structures that inform him about possible locations of fish. Changes in water depth, and the movement and types of fish are other factors a fisherman can observe if he is able to see below the surface. All these factors affect the entire angling experience.
In addition to the benefits on the actual fishing experience, polarized sunglasses also have health benefits. Glare can be rather damaging to the eyes. It can cause eye fatigue and strain. It can also cause temporary blindness depending on its intensity.
Olympic Eyewear's collections of designer wholesale sunglasses carry many polarized models. We offer sunglasses with 1.1 mm polarized lenses in addition to the standard .75 mm. Our brands include Nitrogen Sunglasses, Biohazard Sunglasses, and X-Loop Sunglasses.