Polarized Vs. Non-Polarized Lenses

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Warm weather and longer days are fast approaching, and we find ourselves faced with countless options for a new pair of sunglasses for the upcoming season. From size, shape, color, tint, you name it- the style options are endless. With longer days and increased sunlight exposure, it is important to consider one’s eye safety when making a sun wear purchase for the nicer weather. An important and commonly overlooked option for sun wear, polarized versus non-polarized lenses, can change according to when you plan to wear your shades the most. We’ve outline the basics of polarized and non-polarized lenses to ease the process of your sunglasses shopping this season.


Many luxury sun wear brands come with polarized lenses, as they provide a clear perception of colors with reduced glare. With 100% UVB and UVA protection from the sun’s rays, polarized lenses are the optimal choice for individuals that will be wearing them outside or while driving. If your eyes are light-sensitive, these are probably the best option for you!


The appeal of non-polarized lenses is often times the cost, as they are usually cheaper than polarized lenses. However, there isn’t that big of a price difference between the two . For example, Ray Ban polarized Aviators, priced at $195, are a mere $50 more than the non-polarized ones, which retail for$145.

So, if there isn’t a huge price difference between the two products, why would someone choose non-polarized instead? Non-polarized lenses are suggested for use when frequently engaged with technology-staring at cell phones, computer screens, and so on, since they show up too dark when viewed in polarized lenses.

Ultimately, it’s up to you. When shopping for sunnies this season, be sure to consider when and where you will be wearing them to best determine which lenses are the best fit for you. Here at Stahl, we carry the hottest designer shades from Ray Ban, Kate Spade, Burberry, and more!

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