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If you’re looking for a stylish and effective pair of sunglasses, polarized lenses are a great choice. Polarized lens technology helps reduce glare from reflective surfaces and reduce eye strain. Polarized lenses themselves don’t provide UV protection, unless specified. However many polarized sunglasses have coating that provide eye protection from harmful UV rays.
Polarized lenses are ideal for outdoor activities and other bright light conditions including:
The best sunglasses will depend on what sorts of activities you’ll be doing while you’re wearing them.
Read on to find the best men’s sunglasses to keep you safe and stylish on sunny days.
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We’ve divided our top selections into 5 categories. In each category we provide a high-end option as well as a budget option.
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Driving sunglasses should provide a wide field of vision and be easy to put on and take off. Polarized lenses will help reduce harsh glare from reflective surfaces on the road. Aviators are a great option because their lens width provides great protection and keeps your peripheral vision open.
Sporty sunglasses should be made from impact-resistant plastic and fit snugly on your head. Oakley's three-point fit means that they only contact your face on the bridge of your nose and just behind your temple. This provides a comfortable but secure fit. Interchangeable lenses allow you to change the lens color depending on the time of day and personal preference.
The classic Wayfarer style is a perfect option for a day at the beach. They're one of the top selling frame styles in the world, and a great all-around option for daily wear.
If you're going to be on the boat all day, you need to make sure your eyes are protected from the sun. Peripheral vision is also important if you're driving or keeping your eye on multiple lines. That's why we chose the Oakley Gascans as our top choice. Their plutonite lenses provide protection from the sun's rays and their field of vision is unparalleled.
Just because you're going for style doesn't mean you can't protect your eyes at the same time. Geometric frames are in fashion and can elevate any outfit to the next level.