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Polarized vs. UV Protection - What's The Difference?

Posted by Stephanie Petchers on

You’ve probably seen and heard the words polarized & UV protection many times, but are you aware of what each one means / the difference between the two? 

It all comes down to the science of light waves and how different filters interact with them. UV protection guards your eyes from harmful UV rays, while polarization works to minimize glare.

Polarized means that a pair of sunglasses is able to filter out horizontal light waves, minimizing unwanted glares and reflections. It can also mean increased color vibrancy, more dramatic contrast, and enhanced visual clarity for the wearer.

UV protection refers to the lenses ability to absorb harmful UV rays, meaning they're able to protect your eyes from the long-term damage caused by overexposure to harmful UV light.

When it's all said & done, polarized is a matter of personal preference, but UV protection is a must!

Here at Velvet, you get the best of both worlds! Since our roots are grounded in "optical," every single pair of our sunglasses offer 100% UV protection + our stunning Polarized collection offers the same great UV protection, while minimizing glare & reflections, enhancing colors and increasing visual clarity & contrast. 

Velvet Polarized Bonnie Sunglass

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