What Sunglass Lenses Have the Best Sun Protection?

Whether you are enjoying the sea breeze running through your hair on the deck of a cruise ship, rafting down a turbulent river or angling for a huge catch on that lake, you need to have proper sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun’s UV rays. However, not just any pair will do. Sunglasses with polarized lenses work best in this regard. You see, when light is reflected off a surface like water for instance, it’s actually horizontally polarized. This is what we call glare, which can cause your eyes to squint or get damaged if the latter is left unprotected.

To ensure optimum protection, you must get sunglasses that can reduce the glare of the sun without affecting your vision AND look stylish enough to make you stand out at the same time. Costa Del Mar sunglasses are considered to be the best because of this and due to the following additional characteristics:

Quality Lenses

The lenses in this brand of sunglasses are made out of LightWAVE glass, CR-39 and/or polycarbonate, thus making them light enough to fit comfortably on the nose. Besides this, the polarized variety are capable of eliminating yellow light, which makes it easier for you to see fish beneath the water’s surface if you are fishing. Plus, Costa Del Mar’s COSTA 580 Technology not only does away with that colored light, it also enhances blue, green and red light to improve your vision.

Scratch Free

When you’re having a good time in the great outdoors, keeping your sunglasses safe is the last thing on your mind. However, during your romp, you may accidentally drop or scratch that eyewear. This is why it’s best to stick with scratch proof sunglasses that are also sturdy enough to handle impact lest you drop them. Costa Del Mar lenses are made of zircon, titanium and magnesium oxide, which are materials that provide optimum UV protection.


Any professional angler will tell you that you need to shade your eyes from reflected light if you don’t want to tear your hair out in frustration from a missed catch. Costal Del Mar shades are coated with an anti-reflective material to ensure your fishing trip remains fruitful. They even have interchangeable polarized lenses to enable the wearer to adjust their eyes according to weather conditions like the Tropic Star for instance.

Many of us are aware of the damage UV rays can exert on our skin. However, most of us are unaware of the damage they can wreak on our eyes. From mild eye infections to serious vision diseases such as cataracts, vision impairment, macular degeneration, pterygia etc, leaving your eyes unprotected while outside can reduce your vision or worse. Costa Del Mar Polarized sunglasses will not only protect your eyes from damage, but their durable nature will allow you to keep a pair (or two) scratch free for as long as you have them. Get the 480 or 500 UV protection lens varieties to keep your eyes squint free and you will never have to buy another pair again.


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