Polarized Sunglasses – Are They Good For Golf?
For years the rumor mill has been hard at work in regard to golfing and polarized sunglasses. Many believe polarized sunglasses will negatively affect your golf game. Brands have claimed to fix the problem by creating “golf specific lens” but common sense says otherwise because, hey, there’s no such thing as “golf specific eyes,” are there?
Here at Kaenon Polarized, we’ve worked hard to put rumors to rest by cutting away the marketing spin and creating the most optically superior lenses the market has to offer. Proprietary SR-91 lenses from Kaenon Polarized have become a crucial piece of equipment for PGA and LPGA Tour golfers, allowing them to cut through glare, read fairways and greens, and knock strokes off every round played. Since everyone has a different set of eyes, we’ve created a wide variety of lens tints and Light Transmission levels, so every golfer can customize their polarized experience based on personal preference and need.
Myth: Polarized lenses are all the same
Reality: All polarized lenses are not created equal. Until the introduction of the Kaenon Polarized SR-91® lens material, consumers only had the choice between three lens materials, each with its own shortcomings:
1. Glass has excellent clarity and polarization efficiency. However, glass lenses were never intended to be used in performance applications as they are heavy and are likely to shatter upon impact.
2. CR-39 lenses are lighter weight than glass, but still shatter on impact. Consequently, CR-39 lenses are not recommended for performance activities.
3. Polycarbonate lenses, used widely for decades, have become the standard for “sport” eye-wear due to lightweight and impact-resistant properties. However, polycarbonate lenses sacrifice clarity and polarized efficiency. Due to the immense levels of heat and pressure involved in creating a polarized polycarbonate lens, they offer poor optical clarity, poor depth perception, inflexibility in lens tint/darkness levels, and tend to crack and split when drill-mounted to rimless frames. For this reason, polarized polycarbonate are, in fact, not good for golf.
Kaenon’s revolutionary SR-91 lens material was created out of necessity for a polarized lens free of compromise. By creating a new material, coupled with a new manufacturing process, Kaenon Polarized created an entirely new way of seeing the world through a polarized lens, unique to the brand. Whether it’s impact-protection, razor-sharp clarity, light weight, glare-elimination or scratch resistance, Kaenon’s SR-91 lenses feature all of the best lens qualities. That’s why our PGA and LPGA Tour players can be seen with their sunglasses over their eyes and not over the back of their heads.
However, a proprietary lens in only part of the Kaenon equation. Golf pros also look to Kaenon for:
For summer rounds on the course, as a gift for dad on Father’s Day, or any other time your eyes need the protection they deserve, why settle for anything less?Golf.
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