The 9 Best Sunglasses For Driving

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Protecting your eyes from damaging UV rays while driving is critical, but you may not realize that certain sunglasses actually impair your vision on the road, which is why you should check out these selections. We’ve rounded up a list of shades outfitted with features like polarization, anti-glare coatings, and graduated tints, with designs suitable for both the stylish and practical. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Ray-Ban Predator 2

2. Freeprint Solar Shield

3. Spy Optic Flynn

Editor's Notes

February 13, 2019:

When selecting sunglasses for driving, there a few factors you'll need to consider. Certain lens colors (pink, blue, green) don't lend themselves well to seeing red lights clearly, so we ignored those hues completely. We included models with graduated tints, such as the Tifosi Hagen Wayfarer, which is helpful for glancing from your dash to the road. Usually, photochromic, (also known as light sensitive) lenses can impede your sight on the road unless specifically engineered for driving, like the Serengeti Summit. Polarized lenses and anti-glare coatings are also paramount in safeguarding your vision, which is why we added options such as the Mr. O Folding Fitover, Freeprint Solar Shield, and Maui Jim Peahi.

4. Serengeti Summit

5. Maui Jim Peahi

6. Tifosi Hagen Wayfarer

7. J+S Premium Military

8. Sungait Classic Round

9. Gear District Ideal

Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

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