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Polaré Lens Systems

Cocoons feature professional grade scratch-resistant Polaré® polarized lenses. Polarized lenses reduce eyestrain by cutting glare, allowing your eyes to remain relaxed and focused on the task at hand. The elimination of glare provides a tranquil “cocoon” for your eyes, improving visual acuity and enhancing depth perception. Polaré lenses and side shields are also optically correct, precisely regulated to match in light transmission, color, and performance characteristics. We engineer our glasses so that there is zero vision distortion for the wearer—only protection.

Our proprietary Polaré lens system delivers optical-grade visual acuity and durability unmatched by any other fitover sunglasses or clip-ons.  Polaré lenses filter out 100% of damaging UVA & UVB to provide the maximum level of protection from damaging ultraviolet light waves.  Polaré lenses exceed the requirements of eyewear standards ANSI Z80.3, EN 1836 and AS/NZS 1067 and all FDA impact resistance standards.

HOW DO POLARIZED LENSES IMPROVE VISUAL PERCEPTION?

Lightwaves reflected from horizontal surfaces produce harsh, penetrating glare that can greatly distort and hinder visual acuity.  Polarized lenses act as a chemical “venetian blind” that eliminates blinding glare by neutralizing the reflected light before it reaches the eyes.  The Polaré lens system delivers maximum polarization efficiency to enhance visual performance while allowing the eyes to remain relaxed and focused.  The below sliding demonstration illustrates the elimination of harsh blinding glare and the resulting clarity experienced when viewing the world through Cocoons polarized lens system (Gray tint used for demonstration).

WATER & SNOW  Reflected surface glare is especially intense on and around water and snow due to the highly reflective properties of these natural elements.   The reflected light levels encountered in snow conditions are so intense that they can result in Photokeratitis, more commonly known as snow blindness, which is a burn of the cornea.  However, polarized lenses with UV400 protection neutralize harmful ultraviolet rays and eliminate the blinding glare encountered in these environments.  Polaré polarized lenses featuring metallic mirror finishes maximize the polarization efficiency of the lenses and deliver a peak level of visual acuity in these conditions.

ROADWAYS  Glare encountered while driving can be exceptionally dangerous as it reduces visibility and recognition of roadway obstacles, other vehicles, and pedestrians.  Additionally, excess eye strain caused by squinting can reduce alertness.  Cocoons fitover sunglasses featuring 100% polarized lenses in amber and copper tints enhance contrast and sharpen visual acuity while eliminating blinding glare.

SPRING

Sporadic weather conditions (clear to moderate cloud cover) call for lens tints that effectively decrease light intensity while enhancing contrast and depth perception. This makes amber or copper ideal tints for spring.

SUMMER

Long sunny days with intense light levels and blinding, reflected surface glare require darker tints and mirrored lens finishes to provide maximum eye comfort and visual performance.

FALL

As daylight hours and sunlight intensity begin to decline from summer, contrast-enhancing lenses that feature moderate tints will maximize visual performance and comfort.

WINTER

Low, flat light (overcast conditions) require high light transmission tints that “brighten” your view while increasing contrast. Activities with intense surface glare like snow sports call for dark tints with mirror finishes.

GRAY

Recommended for: General every day use

A neutral tint that delivers natural color definition and contrast.  Gray is a popular tint for every day use in bright light conditions where true color perception and minimal contrast enhancement is desired.

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Gray polarized lenses

AMBER

Recommended for: Fishing, golf, tennis

Effective at absorbing most blue light waves which sharpens visual acuity, improving depth perception and contrast.  Amber is a darker tint that is popular for activities requiring improved object definition in bright to moderate light conditions.

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Amber polarized lenses


COPPER

Recommended for: Driving, golf, fishing, tennis

A general purpose tint that heightens depth perception and  object  definition  by effectively filtering scattered blue light to improve contrast.   Higher light transmission levels than amber make copper a contrast enhancing lens that is effective in flat to variable light conditions.

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  • 21% visible light transmission
  • Polarized to eliminate blinding glare
  • UV400 protection from UVA & UVB rays
  • Filters 90% of blue light (HEV)
  • Improves depth perception with enhanced contrast
  • Popular driving lens
Copper polarized lenses

YELLOW

Recommended for: Dawn & dusk, fishing, hunting

A long time standard in ski and shooting sports, yellow provides excellent depth perception and dramatic contrast in low light.  The unique light management properties of this specialty tint improves object recognition and gives a sensation of heightened visual acuity in low light conditions.

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  • 27% visible light transmission
  • Polarized to eliminate blinding glare
  • UV400 protection from UVA & UVB rays
  • Filters 75% of blue light (HEV)
  • Ideal for overcast and low light conditions
Yellow polarized lenses


BLUE MIRROR

Recommended for: Intense light/high glare, ocean fishing, snow sports

Polaré® polarized gray lenses are also available in a blue mirror option that is ideal for environments with intense glare and light levels.  The added mirror coat enhances the glare cutting properties of the standard gray lens and increases contrast by absorbing additional levels of blue light.

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  • 13% visible light transmission
  • Polarized to eliminate blinding glare
  • UV400 protection from UVA & UVB rays
  • Filters 80% of blue light (HEV)
  • Provides natural color definition
Gray polarized lenses featuring blue mirror


GREEN MIRROR

Recommended for: Intense light/high glare/max contrast, ocean flats fishing, snow sports

Polaré® polarized amber lenses are also available in a green mirror option that enhances the glare cutting and contrast properties of the standard lens.  The lens is ideal for conditions where high amounts of glare are encountered and exceptional object definition is desired.

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  • 13% visible light transmission
  • Polarized to eliminate blinding glare
  • UV400 protection from UVA & UVB rays
  • Filters 90% of blue light (HEV)
  • Improves depth perception with enhanced contrast
Amber polarized lenses featuring green mirror


GOLD MIRROR

Recommended for: Intense light/high glare/true color definition with improved contrast

Polaré® polarized gray lenses are available with a metallic gold mirror option that is ideal for environments with intense glare and bright light.  The high performance mirror coat improves polarization efficiency, enhancing the glare cutting properties of the standard gray lens when used in extreme light conditions.

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  • 13% visible light transmission
  • Polarized to eliminate blinding glare
  • UV400 protection from UVA & UVB rays
  • Filters 80% of blue light (HEV)
  • Provides natural color definition
Gray polarized lenses featuring gold mirror


ROSE MIRROR

Recommended for: Intense light/high glare/improved contrast, snow sports, driving

Polaré® polarized gray lenses are available with a dynamic rose-gold mirror designed to combat the intense glare encountered in extremely reflective conditions, such as, skiing and other snow sports .  The mirror coat improves polarization efficiency, enhancing the glare cutting properties of the standard gray lens.

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  • 13% visible light transmission
  • Polarized to eliminate blinding glare
  • UV400 protection from UVA & UVB rays
  • Filters 80% of blue light (HEV)
  • Provides natural color definition
Gray polarized lenses featuring rose mirror


SILVER MIRROR

Recommended for: Intense light/high glare/true color definition, general use in bright sun

Polaré® polarized gray lenses are available with a metallic silver mirror option that is ideal for environments with intense glare and bright light.  The high performance mirror coat improves polarization efficiency, enhancing the glare cutting properties of the standard gray lens when used in extreme light conditions.

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  • 13% visible light transmission
  • Polarized to eliminate blinding glare
  • UV400 protection from UVA & UVB rays
  • Filters 80% of blue light (HEV)
  • Provides natural color definition
Gray polarized lenses featuring silver mirror

In addition to our polarized sunwear lenses, we also offer a diverse selection of non-polarized UV absorptive filters developed specifically for Low Vision applications. We strongly recommend that you consult your eye care professional or physician when selecting the Low Vision UV absorptive filter that will best suit your particular eye condition or visual impairment.

Boysenberry Filters for Fitover Eyewear

BOYSENBERRY

Recommended for: General indoor and outdoor use in bright light conditions

General purpose non-polarized absorptive UV filter designed for indoor and outdoor use. The darker tint provides effective glare control to soothe light sensitive eyes.

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  • Scratch-resistant, non-polarized UV filter
  • 15% visible light transmission
  • UV400 rated for 100% protection from UVA & UVB rays
  • Filters 90% of blue light (HEV)
  • UV410 cut-off
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Hazelnut Filters for Fitover Eyewear

HAZELNUT

Recommended for: General indoor and outdoor use where increased contrast is desirable in bright light conditions

Reduces glare and provides heightened contrast when used for indoor and outdoor applications. Non-polarized UV filter is ideal for variable light conditions requiring both glare control and contrast enhancement.

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  • Scratch-resistant, non-polarized UV filter
  • 18% visible light transmission
  • UV400 rated for 100% protection from UVA & UVB rays
  • Filters 98% of blue light (HEV)
  • UV410 cut-off
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Lemon Filters Lenses for Fitover Eyewear

 

LEMON

Recommended for: Low light conditions where high contrast is desirable

Maximizes brightness and enhances contrast in low light conditions to improve visual acuity. Non-polarized UV filter that is ideal for use indoors or in extreme low light conditions (such as evening) where maximum visual light transmission is required for accurate visual acuity.

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  • Scratch-resistant, non-polarized UV filter
  • 86% visible light transmission
  • UV400 protection from UVA & UVB rays
  • Filters 40% of blue light (HEV)
  • UV470 cut-off
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Orange Filter for Fitover Eyewear

ORANGE

Recommended for: Activities or conditions where maximum contrast levels are desired

Maximizes contrast enhancement by intensifying backgrounds to improve object definition and clarity. This non-polarized absorptive filter allows 34% light transmission and provides 100% UVA & UVB protection. Blocks 99% or more of blue light and all visible light up to 520 nm.

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  • Scratch-resistant, non-polarized UV filter
  • 34% visible light transmission
  • UV400 rated for 100% protection from UVA & UVB rays
  • Filters 100% of blue light (HEV)
  • UV520 cut-off
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WARRANTY

Polaré® lenses are constructed from distortion-free, optical-grade lens material that is extremely scratch resistant and durable. All Polaré lenses feature a manufacturer’s one year scratch resistance warranty.

REPLACEMENT LENSES

To purchase replacement lenses visit your local Cocoons Authorized Dealer. If your local dealer does not stock the appropriate lenses for your Cocoons, you can order genuine Polaré® replacement lenses directly from our website!