Debunking 3 Common Myths About Polarized Sunglasses

Our style statement is a unique expression of our personality. Believe it or not, what we wear, the colors we choose, the accessories we adorn, tell a lot more about us than we can imagine.

One such easy, comfortable, fashionable yet misunderstood accessory is Polarized sunglasses, for there is a lot more to them than meets the eye. They help you multitask, reduce glare, facilitate easy transition through various roles you juggle during the day, and not to forget, make you look stylish.

Did you know - In 1936, Ray-Ban created a polarized aviator style sunglasses (based on the collaborative work it had done with the US Army Air Corp) and sold it to the public for the first time and an American Icon was born.

So let's debunk a few common misconceptions around Polarized sunglasses before you choose the next pair of sunglasses. Because while the right pair can flatter your flaws, amplify your style and protect your eyes, the wrong pair can be a sore in the eyes. (literally)

  • Polarized sunglasses are only for outdoor activities
  • Polarized glasses have always been popular among anglers and boaters but are slowly catching mainstream attention. Think of them like a mini-blind. Only light that passes through the blind’s openings can be seen.   These glasses feature a special chemical film that reduces the majority of glare, making the objects clearer and preventing the eyes against strain. So, whether you are driving during the night or spending the majority of your time in the sun or dealing with light sensitivity, these glasses are just right for you. 

  • Kids don't need polarized sunglasses
  • Kids are equally (if not more) susceptible to glare and eye-strain. Starting them on healthy habits early is always a smart choice. Choose the right sunglasses for them and while it may take them a while to adapt to a lil darker world they wont need to squint their eyes while enjoying a bright sunny day. 

  • Tints don't matter 
  • There is a reason why polarized sunglasses come in different tints. The most common colors of polarized lenses are grey and brown, however, depending on the manufacturer, other colors may be available. And trust us, they are equally good at what they do. 

    Polarized Sunglasses Tints Matched To Outdoor Activities

    1. Violet or Rose — Boating, fishing, water skiing, golf
    2. Green — Baseball, tennis
    3. Dark Gray — Driving, boating
    4. Yellow — Skiing, snowboarding
    5. Brown or Amber — All purpose, golf, biking, jogging

    If you are still wondering about the right pair of sunglasses to flaunt this summer, browse through our exclusive collection of polarized sunglasses and shield your eyes. Because at Ottika - we care.