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Polarized vs. Non-Polarized Sunglasses

October 12, 2021 Delaney Rosenthal

The first time I learned what polarized vs. non-polarized sunglasses are, I was already well into my career in the outdoors. My friends asked if I could see the fish underwater when we were fishing in Colorado. The ensuing conversation went something like this:  Me: “What do you mean? That’s impossible. You can’t see through moving water.” Them: “Of course you can. Are your sunglasses polarized?”  Me: “I don’t know. How can you tell?”  Time to fess up: my friend on the right, who's rocking polarized shades, caught the fish in this photo. My cheap-o, non-polarized fashion shades didn't let...