What Makes Polarized Lenses Expensive? Are they Worth the cost?



To know what makes polarized lenses so expensive, you first have to know exactly what polarized lenses are and how they work. What makes polarized sunglasses different is that they have a filter in them that blocks out pesky glare from reaching your eyes, whereas regular sunglasses don’t. Glare happens when light bounces off of a flat surface, like a car or asphalt or a body of water.

Polarized lenses prevent glare by only letting vertical light waves through and blocking horizontal light waves - aka glare. These tend to be darker lenses when you look through them, however they enhance the color and clarity of everything you see through them. To learn more about polarized vs. non-polarized sunglasses and ways to test if your lenses are polarized or not check this video on our YouTube channel. Now that you know what polarized lenses are, let’s explore what makes them more expensive than normal sunglasses.

What benefits of polarized lenses make them more expensive?

So why do polarized lenses cost more? Because of the benefits you get from them. Those benefits include reduced glare, increased color contrast, reduced eye strain, and help seeing through the water. When you stop the blinding light reflections, it can make your outdoor activities and experiences much more fun and enjoyable. Additionally, looking through polarized lenses is like having a high definition view of everything through your glasses. They increase the color contrast to make everything more vivid and crisp. With polarized lenses you are able to see into the water. Because you’re getting rid of all the glare and reflection off of the water, fishermen and boaters are able to look below the water's surface and see wildlife or objects.


How Polarized Lenses Improve Eye Health

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Polarized lenses promote eye health now to prevent vision issues later.

Polarized lenses also help reduce eye strain since they lessen the sun’s brightness and block glare your eyes are more relaxed during a long day of sun exposure. Besides eye strain from the sun, did you know your eyes also strain from computer or phone screens and cause something called computer eye syndrome? To learn more about Digital Eye Strain and how to combat it, check out this Fuse News blog post.


Fuse Lenses Low Cost Polarized Lens Options

It’s a common myth that polarized lenses have to be expensive than traditional styles, they actually don’t. Fuse Lenses makes replacement lenses for your name brand sunglasses. If you have a pair of Oakley’s or Ray Bans, but want them to be polarized, you don’t have to drop hundreds of dollars on a new pair! At Fuse Lenses you can get high-quality polarized lenses that pop right into name brand sunglasses you already own starting at just $30. Customization is simple, visit our website, find your style of name brand sunglasses, and select the polarized option along with so many awesome color choices. The best part is, placing your new lenses into your name brand frames is simple and can be done in a matter of seconds at home.

If you’re in the market for something new, you can create your own customized pair of Fuse sunglasses with any of our lens colors or even prescription on our website, still starting at $30. And not to brag, ok maybe a bit - Fuse Lenses was recently mentioned in a Business Insider article on a list of the best polarized sunglasses.

The Bottom Line

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Polarized lenses provide all of the flare of traditional styles with additional protection.

With all of the things polarized lenses do, it’s easy to understand why they would be a bit pricier than a pair of plain old sunglasses without all those benefits. Polarized lens are a functional accessory that delivers a high quality experience. Luckily, if you don't want to break the bank by buying a whole new pair of polarized sunglasses, check out fuse replacement lenses . With stylish choices lenses at an even more attractive price, it’s clear to see why eyewear fanatics are loving Fuse.


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