Polarized Vs. Non-Polarized; The Perfect Golf Shades


A good pair of golfing sunglasses can truly be a game-changer on the green. After all, squinting into the sun won’t exactly guarantee a perfect shot. But when it comes to choosing the right sunglasses, the age old debate between polarized and non-polarized lenses can leave golfers feeling a bit lost. As a golfer, you understand the importance of every little detail when it comes to perfecting your game. And the polarization of your shades is no exception. So, let's take a deep dive into this debate and explore which option might be the best fit for your time on the green.


What are Polarized Lenses?


Let's dive into polarized lenses. Have you ever missed a shot due to the sun suddenly deciding to throw some glare right into your eyes? Not exactly the ideal scenario, right? Well, that's where polarized lenses come in clutch. They're specially coated to filter out horizontal light waves, effectively reducing glare reflecting off water, roads, buildings, and anything else that might bounce light off of it. Polarized glasses are ideal for somebody who often struggles with glare, but still wants all the protective benefits of regular lenses. Polarized lenses aren’t hard to find, brands like Oakley, Blenders, and Fuse lenses all offer polarized lenses in many different frames and colors. At Fuse, we can even custom cut polarized lenses for your favorite pair of golfing frames so you know you’ll be getting shades you’ll love.


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Are Polarized Lenses Good for Golf?

Now, let's address the real question: are polarized lenses good for golf? Well, it depends on who you ask. Some golfers swear by the glare-reducing powers of polarized sunglasses, claiming that they help improve their accuracy and performance on the course. By reducing glare on the ball and green, polarized lenses can make it easier to see your shot. Plus, they can help alleviate eye fatigue and strain, keeping you sharp and focused during every swing. Polarized lenses also still offer UV protection on top of glare reduction, so you can keep your eyes protected on the green no matter what.


What are Non-Polarized Lenses?


On the flip side, let's talk about non-polarized lenses. These lenses offer a more straightforward approach to eye protection, providing an unfiltered view of your surroundings. While they may not have the glare-reduction superpowers of polarized lenses, they still offer solid protection from harmful UV rays and can help reduce eye strain during those long rounds on the course. Plus, non-polarized lenses are often less pricey than polarized, but it’s still possible to find affordable options for both. At Fuse Lenses you can find non-polarized sunglasses at a good price, and with tons of different frames and color options. You can also get some non-polarized lenses custom cut for a pair of frames you already love to make them your ideal golfing glasses.


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Are Non-Polarized Lenses Good for Golf?

But do non-polarized lenses hold up on the green? Absolutely! Some golfers actually prefer the unfiltered view provided by non-polarized sunglasses, believing that it allows them to better see the contours of the course and accurately judge distances. Many golfers actually find it difficult to golf in polarized lenses, claiming that it distorts their vision and can make things appear darker, making it hard to see your shot. Some also prefer non-polarized lenses because they don’t dim colors and light like polarized lenses do, making your surroundings appear vibrant.



Which One's Best?


So, which is better: polarized or non-polarized sunglasses for golfing? Well, at the end of the day, it all comes down to personal preference. Some golfers prefer the glare-reducing powers of polarized lenses, while others prefer the unfiltered view offered by non-polarized sunglasses. If you’re someone who prefers non-polarized for the colors, but would want to try out some glare reduction, you can always try out a pair of our AMP color enhancing lenses. With AMP, you can get all the good glare reduction while the color enhancing properties brighten your surroundings like never before! Ultimately, the best choice is the one that helps you feel comfortable and confident on the course, allowing you to play your best game without any distractions or discomfort.


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AMP color enhancing lenses are a great third option for golfing sunglasses. They can provide polarization and vibrancy without any of the negatives of polarized lenses for golfing. At Fuse, we have tons of different color and style options when it comes to AMP, so no matter who you are you’re guaranteed to find the perfect pair of shades. From beginner putters to pro golfers Fuse has an AMP style to suit your every need on the green. 



For a non-polarized AMP lens, you could try out Cayo Golfer, our specialized pair of AMP golfing shades.



If you’re looking for a polarized option, Archer Eagle Eye is the perfect option for experiencing top tier glare reduction and color enhancement.


  • Polarized lenses are specially coated to reduce glare from water, roads, etc.
  • Polarized lenses can reduce glare on the ball and green for perfect clarity.
  • Some golfers believe polarization can mess with your depth prescription while golfing, making it difficult to see your shot.
  • Non polarized lenses are lenses without the special coating.
  • Non polarized lenses still offer UV protection and reduce eye fatigue


Here at Fuse Lenses, we understand that every golfer is different, which is why we offer a wide range of lens options to suit your needs. Whether you're team polarized or team non-polarized, we've got you covered with lenses that deliver crystal-clear vision and unmatched style. So, the next time you're gearing up for a round of golf, take a moment to consider your eyewear options. Whether you're getting those hole in ones or perfecting your swing, we've got the lenses to help you play your best game yet.


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