Benefits of Polarization
With the advent of summer, sporting activities have once again taken to the outdoors. Over-brightness and lack of contrasting light all work against a best performance, regardless of the activity.
While tinted lenses, mirrored and anti-reflective coatings have the ability to reduce glare and improve comfort, the best means of eliminating glare and increasing clarity is through a process called polarization. A polarized lens removes glare and controls the level of penetrating light much like a Venetian blind controls sunlight through a window.
Polarized light is light that is reflected off of a flat surface such as water, roads, the ground, sidewalk, or the hood of a car. Polarized light contains horizontal and vertical components, with horizontal being the most predominant and creating the most glare. A lens with a built in film of vertically oriented polarizers (blinds) is called a polarized lens which can eliminate glaring horizontal light.
o Polarized lenses are well suited for water sports where the elimination of reflected light off the water provides significant performance advantages;
o Polarized lenses are desirable for driving, as they reduce glare generated by the dashboard, windshield, and road surface;
o During early morning or early evening light, when the sun is at its most horizontal plane, its rays travel through a significant amount air particles before they reach your eye. These particles obstruct vision. A polarized lens will diminish the suns reflection on the air particles, improving one's vision for a desirable round of sunrise or sunset golf.
Sunglasses are often removed once the availability of light lessens due to overcast conditions. To bypass the need for removing sunglasses in low light conditions, HaberVision offers photochromatic technology. Photochromatic lenses adapt to variable weather conditions while providing comfort in low light situations.
Photochromatic lenses are activated by UV radiation (the sun's rays). The more intense the sun's ray's the darker the lens can become. When an environment gets brighter, a photochromatic lens will darken up to 10% more than their initial shade. Another factor to consider is the closer you are to the sun (on top of a mountain vs. the beach), the less atmosphere acts as a filter so the potential for achieving the darkest shade is greatest.
Haber's photochromatic lens adjusts to 90% of its full range in less 60 seconds.
The Perfect Photochromatic Lens Color - Combining elements of copper and rose HaberVision developed a color that is as functional as any lens ever made. In polarized/photohromatic configurations their Copper/Rose lens transmits 12-22% of visible light allowing the widest possible range of color density for performance in changing environments. Whether driving your car, boating or fishing, this lens is the most performance oriented lens in the HaberVision collection.
HaberVision's polarized and photochromatic lenses, with 100% UV protection,
undoubtedly offer the highest level of comfort and visibility resulting
in the most versatile high performance sunglass available. For more information,
please go to HaberVision.com