If you’re an outdoor lover who’s fond of water activities such as boating, fishing, or surfing, one of the most essential parts of your gear would have to be a pair of sunglasses. But if you're an experienced water sports enthusiast, then you may already know that regular sunglasses just won’t do. This is because regular sunglasses cause a glare, especially when wet.
A glare occurs whenever light waves come in contact and bounce off from a reflector, such as water. That’s why water sports fans need eyewear that doesn’t glare, even if you get water in them. Polarized sunglasses are designed to do just that, and a quality pair won’t have you squinting when you’re subjected to the intense brightness of the sun. Wearing sunglasses with polarized lenses enables you to block these kinds of reflected light but lets other essential light waves to pass through so you can see clearly without having to squint and at the same time avoid the dreaded headaches caused by glare.
If you have gone fishing or boating and tried staring at the water for a few minutes, then you'll instantly feel the unpleasant side effects caused by glare. Even just sitting on the poolside or on the shore during a sunny day and staring at the light dancing on the water will give you just about the same negative effects. The same goes when you’re staring at snow minus the protection provided by sunglasses.
Another benefit of wearing a pair of polarized sunglasses is that it can be worn by virtually anyone for any type of outdoor sports activity wherein glare reduction is needed. It doesn't even have to be sports at all because polarized sunglasses are great even for just driving a car or motorcycle. You may also wear polarized shades when you need to meet someone for lunch during a hot day. You can also put them on while sipping coffee at a sidewalk café, hanging out by the pool or beach and look cool while at it. So if you intend to go outside during a bright sunny day, then bringing along a pair of polarized shades to protect your eyes makes a lot of sense. Your day will still be bright, and you don’t have to worry about the headache-causing, irritating glare.