General Sun Lens Info



All of our Exit Lens sun lenses are polarized; made from polycarbonate; and come standard with anti-reflective coating. Our polarized sun lenses are available in four basic lens colors and within all four of those basic colors we offer a variety of mirror options for you to choose from. What are you waiting for? Check out our sun lens selection and bring some new life to those old sunglasses you love.

All of our sun lenses provide 100% UV protection (UVA/UVB/UVC).

Why polarized lenses?

Light comes from all directions, whether it’s a direct source of light, or light reflected from a surface. The polarization filter only allows light to enter from one direction.  The remaining light, which inhibits your view and produces glare, is blocked by the filter.  This allows you to see objects with much more definition and clarity.

Glare inhibits colors, making them harder to distinguish. It also causes a mirror-effect on water and highly reflective surfaces. Imagine visiting a lake, what you see on the water’s surface is primarily just reflections from light.  Objects below the water’s surface cannot be clearly distinguished.  Polarized lenses dramatically reduce these reflections, along with the uncomfortable glare that causes squinting and eye fatigue.

A standard non-polarized sun lens will reduce glare simply by darkening, or reducing the overall light transmission through the lens to your eyes.  A polarized sun lens stops light from passing through the lens at various angles providing the best visual clarity of any sun lens.


Why polycarbonate lenses?

Polycarbonate eyeglass lenses are 10 times more impact-resistant than glass or regular plastic lenses, and they exceed the FDA's impact resistance requirements by more than 40 times.

Polycarbonate lenses offer other benefits as well:

  • Polycarbonate is lighter in weight than standard plastic or glass, which makes eyeglasses more comfortable to wear. 
  • Polycarbonate lenses are also 20 percent thinner than standard plastic or glass lenses. 
  • Due to the lightweight and protective features of polycarbonate, this material is used for a lot of products that require visual clarity and superior eye protection such as, motorcycle windshields, swimming goggles, diving masks, and safety glasses.  
  • Polycarbonate offers complete UV protection from within the material itself. 


What are the benefits of mirrored lenses? 

Aside from the cosmetic benefits of mirrored lenses, there really is a functional purpose to them.

When you look at someone wearing a pair of mirrored sunglasses, you see reflections from the front surface rather than their eyes.  This is because a higher percentage of the light hitting the lens is being reflected away instead of entering the wearer’s eyes.  This helps to reduce glare and light that passes through the lens.

Another benefit of mirrored lenses is better visual clarity, with a percentage of light being reflected away from your eyes, by the mirror coating, you are left with optimal eye comfort and sun protection, while having a brighter field of vision. 


Why anti-reflective coated lenses?

Reflected light isn’t just trouble when it passes through your lenses into your eyes.  Light also enters your eyes through the areas around your sun lenses.  Our premium anti-reflective / anti-glare coatings help reduce the amount of light that is reflected into your eyes from the backside of your lenses.  This also reduces glare and increases visual clarity.


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