The 10 Best Bifocal Sunglasses

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in November of 2018. If you’ve ever struggled to read a menu on a sunny restaurant patio or your favorite book on the beach, then chances are you could use a pair of bifocal sunglasses, which offer lenses outfitted with small magnifiers that help you see up close with clarity, while still protecting you from UV rays. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list brimming with durable and stylish options to suit men and women. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Tifosi Veloce

2. DeWalt Smoke Reinforcer

3. In Style Eyes C Moore

Editor's Notes

September 13, 2020:

Not too much has changed in this category since our last update, but we sadly had to say goodbye to the Suncloud Flutter due to availability issues. We also removed the Eyekepper Invisible Line, which is still an adequate choice, to bring on the Optix 55 Invisible, an extremely lightweight selection with a design and coloring that make it easy to coordinate with most outfits. This option is handy for strenuous outdoor activities where the last thing you need is to feel something heavy on your nose, as well as for simple tasks like reading while lying out in the sun.

The Tifosi Veloce also joined the ranks today. This high-quality pair is meticulously designed with carefully thought out features, like hydrophilic rubber that grips harder as you sweat, adjustable ear and nose pieces, light and durable frames with some flex, scratch-resistant polycarbonate lenses, and much more. They're a solid choice for anyone looking for reliable eyewear to take out jogging, cycling, hiking, or any other strenuous activity. And while they should stay firmly on your face with no issues, pairing them with a neck holder can provide extra peace of mind while out fishing or boating.

We wanted to maintain the balance our selection had between attractive unisex, men's, and women's styles, as well as budget-friendly models that you can take (and potentially lose) on vacation and higher-end choices you'll rely on for some time. We opted for eyewear that is lightweight, with nearly-invisible magnifiers, plenty of style and magnification choices, a secure and comfortable fit, and an array of lens tints.

November 17, 2018:

Compiled an assortment of options in women's, men's, and unisex styles to cater to varying tastes and face shapes. Included larger choices for those who may have just undergone cataract surgery or who simply need more coverage, and ensured that both high-end and budget selections were showcased. Placed the Suncloud Flutter at the top spot due to their meticulous, high-grade construction.

Special Honors

Blue Planet Eyewear Those looking for a pair of sunnies that are as eco-friendly as they are stylish should look at the offerings from Blue Planet Eyewear. They combine vision improvement and sun protection with trendy frames made from reclaimed and recycled metals and plastics with distinctive temples fashioned from all-natural wood or bamboo. Each pair features high-quality steel spring hinges for a secure and comfortable fit and optical-quality tinted lenses with anti-reflective coating for clarity and glare reduction. The company also donates part of its profits to various initiatives and charities.

4. Fiore Polarized

5. The Drama

6. Fiore Sun Sport

7. Samba Shades Reading

8. Optix 55 Invisible

9. Fiore Designer

10. Gamma Ray Gradient

Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer and autodidact who fled the heat of the desert for California, where she enjoys drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of life, and channeling Rick Steves. After arriving in Los Angeles a decade ago, she quickly nabbed a copywriting job at a major clothing company and derived years of editing and proofreading experience from her tenure there, all while sharpening her skills further with myriad freelance projects. In her spare time, she teaches herself French and Italian, has earned an ESL teaching certificate, traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States, and unashamedly devours television shows and books. The result of these pursuits is expertise in fashion, travel, beauty, literature, textbooks, and pop culture, in addition to whatever obsession consumes her next.

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