Choosing a pair of sunglasses involves a bit of research. Some anglers make their eyewear decision based solely on price while others may choose a pair based on an affinity relationship or pro endorsement. The best way to choose them is to do a little research and “match the hatch” according to your individual needs. Believe it or not, there is not a single pair of sunglasses that serve every angler.
Ono’s Eyewear takes sunglass building to the next level. Below is an Ono’s sunglass primer that may help you with your selection and give you the details on what to look for. Better visibility and good looks are part of the equation but protection from harmful UV rays is even more critical
UV light is broken into three different types: UVA, UVB and UVC. UVA has longer wavelengths and passes through glass easily; experts disagree about whether or not UVA damages the eyes. UVB rays are the most dangerous, making sunglasses and sunscreen a must; they don’t go through glass. UVC rays do not reach the Earth because its atmosphere blocks them. You can get both UVA and UVB protection. Unless they’re specifically treated with UV coating, polarized lenses don’t offer UV protection. ONOS Performance Polarized Lenses offer 100% UVA/UVB protection. UBA is the most important to offer protection against as they are the most harmful. Polarized lenses cut reflected glare. Polarized lenses in particular are popular with those who play water and snow sports because they are specialized eyewear designed to reduce glare from surfaces such as water, snow, and glass. Glare distorts the true color of objects and makes them harder to distinguish. Polarized sunglasses can be useful for certain sports, like fishing and driving, helping participants to see more clearly and avoid potential hazards.
Below are the lens types that should be considered:
- · Polarized Blue Mirror Lenses â€“ Great in bright light. A true color Polarized Gray lense with multi-layer Blue Mirror provides true color vision without affecting light reaching the eye. AR mirror coating eliminates back glare. Oleophobic coating repels water, dirt and grease. Provides 100% protection from the sun’s harmful rays.
- · Polarized Green Mirror Lenses â€“ Great in bright light. A high contrast Polarized Brown lens with multi-layer Green Mirror provides strong contrast in bright conditions without affecting the light reaching the eye. AR mirror coating eliminates back glare. Oleophobic coating repels water, dirt and grease. Provides 100% protection from the sun’s harmful rays.
- · Polarized Gray Lenses â€“ Great in bright light. Polarized Gray reduces reflected glare and sharpens detail in true colors. Oleophobic and AR coating on Techlite Glass lenses. Proved 100% protection from the sun’s harmful rays.
- · Polarized Amber Lenses â€“ Great in medium/bright light. Polarized Amber absorbs stray â€œblue lightâ€ and sharpens visual activity while reducing reflected glare. Oleophobic and AR coating on Techlite Glass lenses. Proved 100% protection from the sun’s harmful rays.
As you can tell buying the right pair of sunglasses is more than a trip to the tackle store. Knowing the variables can make your decision on quality and the reasons for it more crucial.
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