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Old 06-16-10, 03:24 PM
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Personally I think polarized lenses are largely a marketing gimmick. I like them for driving because they cut reflections from the windshield, but they aren't of much benefit elsewhere. Bear in mind polycarbonate is just the material. You can have polarized polycarbonate.

The biggest thing I have found with sunglasses is that you really get what you pay for. Cheap junk gives you very poor clarity and will not last. Buy quality optics and you will "see" there is a world of difference. This matters a heck of a lot more than whether or not the lens is polarized.

Right now I use mainly the Smith Pivlock V90 for biking (dorky but effective) and a pair of Smith Threshold polarized glasses for general use. I didn't actually want the polarized lens, but I got a good deal and they are very high quality.
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