NINES® The new generation in polarized sunglasses features NIRTECH® optics
that control the light spectrum, absorb harmful Near Infrared Radiation
and block harmful blue light. Whether you’re fishing offshore,
in the great lakes or out in the deep sea we strive to give you
the sharpest & most enhanced view.
Most tinted lenses will provide some absorption to dampen brightness, but only a polarized lens can effectively eliminate blinding glare. Glare is concentrated light reflecting off a horizontal shiny surface, such as sand, water, snow or asphalt roads. It reduces visibility and can make it uncomfortable, painful and even dangerous to carry on driving, cycling, skiing or fishing.
With polarized sunglasses they will stop the glare and make the water appear more transparent enabling you to see fish and rocks below the surface and giving you more depth and color contrast to your surrounding.
NEAR INFRARED RADIATION PROTECTION
Nines lenses not only block harmful Near Infrared light (NIR) but also keep lens clarity unlike other NIR lenses. NIR rays are very harmful for the eye, even though most Infrared light is broken down by the atmosphere there still is a high percentage that makes it through. Skin exposed to IR light provides a warning mechanism against thermal effect in the form of pain (direct sunlight against skin). Eyes, on the other hand, may not. Since the eye cannot detect IR, blinking or closing the eyes to help prevent or reduce damage may not happen. IR raises the internal temperature of the eye, essentially “baking” it. Medical studies indicate that prolonged IR exposure can lead to lens, cornea and retina damage, including cataracts, corneal ulcer.
ANTI-REFLECTIVE (AR) COATING
Light from the sun not only enters from the front of your sunglasses but from all sides including the back of the lens which can reflect light directly back into your eye. The ability of Anti-Reflective coating is to virtually eliminate reflections from the front and back surfaces of your sunglasses lenses while improving vision by reducing eye strain and fatigue. Anti-reflective coating also helps in repelling dirt and oils that come in contact with your lens
Essentially any water (or sweat) which gets on the lens will form a droplet and will not spread out, causing visual distortion. The hydrophobic coating helps the run-off of water droplets from the lens surface. Tension between the water and the hydrophobic surface is lower meaning if any droplets get on a hydrophobic lens they are more likely to run off the lens than a normal sunglass lens. This is a definite benefit in the rain, or out on a boat or even for those who sweat onto the lenses. The hydrophobic coating resists stains and repels grease from fingerprints, so cleaning your lenses is quicker and easier.