These glasses are indeed polarized, so I will keep them around in my car as backup sunglasses or for wearing to the beach where I don't want to ruin my better shades. But if I had seen them in the store I probably would not have given them a second thought. They are very cheap. A lens fell out as soon as I took these out of the package, which may have more to do with the way they were shipped (loose in a box with no other packing material for protection.) I was able to replace the lens and they are not worth my time to bother to return, so they will be my backup glasses. If you prefer polarized glasses and are worried about losing your good glasses on a trip, these might be an okay buy for you.