Sunglasses: Polarization

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Hey all,

Looking to get a new pair of sunglasses but unsure whether to go for polarised or not.

They will be used for everyday things and when I'm out in the mountains (but not skiing, always have goggles when I'm skiing)

I am aware that the cons of polarisation is on the use of LCD screens, but apart from that are there any other negatives?

What are the positives of non-polarised lenses over polarised lenses?

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This will sound like an odd negative but my polarised lenses make it 'feel' less sunny....I said it was odd but that's the only way I can describe it; part of the great feeling of being in the sun is lost for some reason after a while and I have to take them off for a second or two to get back to reality.

Apart from the screen issues though they're awesome, but I've got no equivalent non-polarised lenses to compare against.
 
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if you have car with a heated front screen, polarised lenses make it really hard to drive as you see the filaments more
 
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Effectively they will greatly reduce the problems you have with reflections and glare. They can affect your ability to see some instrument displays (not recommended for pilots!), but are generally considered superior for "all round" use.

Personally, I'd go for polarised.
 
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It's pretty much just to reduce glare on objects, I've never had an issue with glare with normal sun glasses and so don't think its worth paying the extra. Of course if you do have problems with glare then go for it.
 
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all sunglaasess I ever owned gave me a headache in a short time until I started wearing polarised ones
 
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Never had a problem with LCD screens but it may depend on the type. I have had problems with old CRT ATMs with green text though, couldn't see anything until I took my sunglasses off.
 
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if you have car with a heated front screen, polarised lenses make it really hard to drive as you see the filaments more

I don't notice that.....also the LCD issue only happens on some types, I have no issue with backlit colour LCDs.

The main pro is that they effectively reduce glare, unlike normal sunglasses.

OP Get some, you'll not regret it.
 
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I have a heated front screen and polarised sunglasses don't make the filaments any more visible.
What you can see is the rolling marks in car windows that are normally invisible. I have also found that some screens (particularly my old HTC desire) was difficult to read when it was in the centre vent mount unless I turned it 90 degrees.
 
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Effectively they will greatly reduce the problems you have with reflections and glare. They can affect your ability to see some instrument displays (not recommended for pilots!), but are generally considered superior for "all round" use.

Personally, I'd go for polarised.

This, They actually increase your response time when driving as you will see things quicker/clearer than with normal lenses.

I drive for a living and am never without my Polarised lenses. Recommended by Boots opticians for drivers!
 
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if you have car with a heated front screen, polarised lenses make it really hard to drive as you see the filaments more

No.


Polarised lenses are fantastic, they cut down a lot of the glare and just make the view 'sharper'.

I love my Ray Bans <3
 
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