Even with contacts and prescription glasses, driving can be a struggle at night. Now I see why truck owners love those bright LED headlights! Those lights will practically blind a driver coming from opposite traffic. You know what else will? The sun. Yep, some shades just can't handle safe driving sometimes, which is why we rounded up the best sunglasses for driving.
We've all done the trick where we put our sun visor down, but sometimes even that feels a bit dangerous (or doesn't help much). A good pair of sunglasses will help you feel more confident about driving during dusk and dawn. Here are 10 of the best driving sunglasses that will block out bothersome sun glare.
Best Driving Sunglasses
1. Aviator Sunglasses for Men Polarized Women -MXNX UV Protection Lightweight Driving Fishing Sports Mens Sunglasses MX208
The polarized lenses offer eye protection effectively! They filter and block glares to protect your eyes against harmful UVA and UVB rays. The aviator sunglasses are designed for driving, fishing, and all outdoor activities. With these shades, you should be able to retain a clear vision. (Especially at traffic lights when those red lights look a little yellow.)
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Serengeti's aviator sunglasses are non-polarized. They use photochromatic lenses instead. (Meaning they adapt to the light.) Serengeti says, "The molecules in our lenses actively expand in brighter environments, such as sun-drenched roads where UV radiation is heavy, creating a darker lens that absorbs more light. In darker scenarios with diminished UV radiation, the molecules compress and separate, allowing in more light."
They do have a metal frame, making their durability fantastic. Also, they aren't exactly budget-friendly. They priced right at $139, but you get what you pay for. A customer mentioned that he's tried many brands for driving but returned to Serengeti. See for yourself.
A customer gave them five stars and said, "These glasses look great, feel great to wear, and do the job. I needed a set of non-polarized sunglasses so that I can see the Head-Up Display in my car, and these Oakleys deliver and have become about my favorite sunglasses. Superb. RJB."
Here's Amazon's Choice for scratch-resistant sunglasses. They're budget-friendly and offer a comfortable fit. (You can barely feel them on your face since they have comfy nose pads and are lightweight.)
These glasses are $24, but we made sure to round up some "cheap" glasses that will work. See what this Amazon customer had to say.
6. Polarized Photochromic Outdoor Sports Driving Sunglasses for Men Women AntiGlare Eyewear Ultra-Light Sun Glasses
If you suffer from eye strain, consider these sunglasses. A customer said, "As you can see from the pictures, the photochromic works well. Placed outside in direct sunlight it takes less than 10 seconds to get to full darkness. Getting back to full yellow took considerably longer, well over 3 minutes."
Of course, you can always count on Ray-Ban. Many of their sunglasses are unisex and offer UV protection. Mike says, "Just completed a cataract operation and needed quality sunglasses to keep my new sight in glaring sun. The glasses are high quality, sturdy, optically distortion free and offer U/V protection."
Maui Jim's sunglasses offer UV protection and blue light protection. They're stylish, polarized, and are under $230. A customer said, "Have several pairs of maui's. These are so lightweight. Great quality as they are maui's. Blue lenses are great as I work on a boat."
The nose bridge is comfy and they're only $15.99. That's something you don't see often.
Which pair are you going with? These sunglasses are top-notch. You might even ditch your eyeglasses and get contacts so you can sport these often.