$10 for $20 Worth of Sunglasses from Eye Candy Sunglasses

The Gallery at Beach Place Fort Lauderdale Beach, Fort Lauderdale

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Sunglasses were first worn by armies in the Civil War so that the other side would put down their guns and try to befriend "those cool guys." Honor the union of fashion and function with this Groupon.

The Deal

  • $10 for $20 worth of sunglasses

A regular pair of sunglasses costs $20, and pair of polarized sunglasses costs $29.

Polarized Lenses: Blocking the Glare

The inventory includes sunglasses with polarized lenses. Learn exactly what that means with Groupon’s introduction to this technology.

When light leaves the sun, it’s kind of aimless. As a ray barrels through space at the speed of, well, light, the advancing electromagnetic field that makes up a light wave fluctuates in strength around the direction of the ray in many different planes.

It’s the job of polarized lenses to get this erratic light in line. A polarizing filter consists of microscopic crystals in which strands of molecules are all aligned parallel to each other. When unpolarized light hits the filter, those molecule chains absorb any energy that’s traveling in the same plane they’re aligned in, blocking it from passing through. What emerges on the other side is now polarized, with all its energy fluctuating within a single plane.

Why worry about how a wave of light gets to you at all? As anyone who’s ever squinted through the too-bright reflection from a car’s hood or a body of water can sense, light polarized in certain directions can be dangerous. When light bounces off horizontal surfaces, it becomes horizontally polarized, resulting in the blinding phenomenon known as glare. For this reason, sunglasses with polarized lenses are coated with (or, in some cases, formulated containing) a filter that blocks this horizontal light, allowing through only the gentler vertical components in the environment. This improves safety for drivers, beachgoers, boaters, and whale ranchers, although not for downhill skiers—on the slopes, you need to see horizontally reflected light to alert you to icy patches ahead.

In a Nutshell

Slip on a pair of regular or polarized designer-inspired shades before stepping out into the sun

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Not valid for sale items. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Must use promotion value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • The Gallery at Beach Place Fort Lauderdale Beach (1049.1 miles)

    17 S. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Suite 218

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

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