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Tinted protective eyewear used to decrease the eye’s exposure to potentially harmful sunlight. Sunglasses are rated according to the amount of UV light they block.

sunglasses  

A tinted pair of glasses used to ↓ light arriving at the eye, which are labeled according to the amount of UV light blocked; nonprescription glasses are classified according to use and amount of UV radiation blocked
Sunglasses
Cosmetic sunglasses Block 70% of UVB, 20% of UVA; designed for 'around town' use, 'looking cool'
General purpose sunglasses block 95% of UVB, 60% of UVA; designed for most outdoor activities
Special purpose sunglasses block 99% of UVB, 60% of UVA; designed for very bright environments–eg, snow, open boat yachting, laser work; prescription sunglasses are constructed of plastic or glass–eg, CR-39, polycarbonate, polychromic glass; the solar radiation-protecting chemical is allyl diglycol carbonate NY Times 16/11/93; C5

sunglasses

Eyeglasses that protect the eyes from exposure to visible as well as ultraviolet rays. For optimal eye protection outdoors, wraparound sunglasses or solar shields that block both ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B rays should be worn.

sunglasses 

Spectacles that have tinted lenses. They are used to protect the eyes from bright sunlight, for special cases (e.g. fear of light) or for cosmetic reasons. See cataract; tinted lens; photophobia; pterygium; ultraviolet.
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But buying polarized sunglasses is not as simple as just finding a pair of glasses labeled "polarized," Icon reports, noting that there are many different quality levels with polarized lenses.
Besides high-quality polarized sunglasses, HaberVision makes polarized anti-fog ski goggles and the patented Eliminator Fan.
But with polarized sunglasses, you can easily see them in the deeper ends of the pools.
Polarized sunglasses, available from eye doctors, can protect your eyes from dangerous UV rays and the dangers of sun glare.
Wear polarized sunglasses when in direct sunlight to protect your eyes from ultraviolet (UV) light, which can cause cataracts.
Per the reviews editor: "We've tested a variety of these screen protectors over the years, everything from physical filters that could only be read when wearing polarized sunglasses to badges that locked down a computer when a user got too far away.
A lashed down ladder, box or poling platform along with polarized sunglasses can be really helpful for increasing visibility.
com)-- Leading Surrey, BC eye care center, West Coast Optical is now inviting eyeglasses wearers to review their latest offer on transitions and polarized sunglasses.
This idea is similar to the way polarized sunglasses filter out reflected glare unlike ordinary lenses.
spoke to Cooper about the incident and reminded people to wear polarized sunglasses to prevent such accidents.
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This property of light is exploited by polarized sunglasses, which block some of the polarized light to reduce glare on sunny days.