How To Tell If Your Sunglasses Are Polarized

Polarized lenses reduce glare on water, pavement, and other reflective surfaces by filtering light coming from different angles. These special lenses make colors and objects appear clearer, so you can see every detail of the open road, golf course, or mountain trail ahead. Check out our guide for everything you need to know about polarization!

But not every pair of sunglasses is polarized! If you’re looking to buy new shades soon — or figuring out whether or not your trusty pairs are polarized — try one of the five simple tests below. Still not sure? We’ll make it easy for you:

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How to Tell if Your Shades Are Polarized