Protect your eyes from harsh UV rays and blinding glare during your commute with driving sunglasses designed for the ride. These top five styles have been hand-selected by our expert opticians for their ability to give you comfortable vision while delivering great style. Join SportRx as we share our picks for the best driving sunglasses and learn why you'll want to get your hands on a pair.

Table of Contents

A. Video Overview
B. What to Look for in Driving Sunglasses
C. Best Driving Sunglasses
1. Maui Jim Mavericks
2. Ray-Ban RB3636 New Caravan
3. Randolph Engineering Aviator
4. SportRx Huckson
5. SMITH Emerge
More Frame Recommendations
D. Prescription Driving Sunglasses Online at SportRx

Video Overview

Join Sports Optician TJ as he introduces our lineup of the best driving sunglasses! Read on to learn more about the frames.

What to Look For in Driving Sunglasses

When shopping for the best driving sunglasses, there are three main criteria to consider: coverage, fit, and polarization.

Comfortable Fit

Driving sunglasses that fit comfortably are crucial for a distraction-free drive. Lightweight materials, rubber grip, and adjustable fit features are all components to getting a perfect fit. Any one, or combination, of these three features will keep your hands on the wheel — instead of fidgeting with slipping sunglasses.

Generous Coverage

Clear vision is a non-negotiable for a safe ride. Driving sunglasses with generous coverage will block bright sunlight that hinders your ability to see. Coverage is available in a variety of styles, but is most often seen as tall and wide lenses or frames with thick temples or a wrap around design.

Polarized Lenses

The road and other cars are some of the greatest sources of glare, and danger, during the drive. Get the best view of potholes, dips, obstacles, and no glare with driving sunglasses with polarization. Polarized lenses cut glare bouncing off those shiny surfaces, so you’ll experience less eye strain and greater contrast while driving.

For even more information on how to pick your perfect pair, check out our Driving Sunglasses Buyer's Guide.

Best Driving Sunglasses

Let's check out the frames!

Maui Jim Mavericks

A classic Aviator style gets the Maui Jim treatment in the sleek Mavericks. This timeless design is ideal for coastal commuters whose drives often take them to the beach. A saltwater-safe treatment will keep your frames and lenses looking new for years to come, and a hydro-olephobic coating repels water, oils, and sweat. The Maui Jim Mavericks features a lightweight metal frame that uses adjustable silicone nose pads to guarantee a custom fit. The lenses are Maui Jim's most advanced lens material, MauiBrilliant™, which is as clear as glass and one-third the weight! Choose from a variety of contrast-enhancing colors of PolarizedPlus2® lenses that are all polarized!

mirrored aviator sunglasses maui jim mavericks in silver with blue mirrored lenses

Maui Jim Mavericks in Silver with Blue Hawaii Lenses

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Maui Jim Mavericks Key Features:

  • Lightweight metal construction is comfortable for multi-day road trips
  • Adjustable silicone nose pads & flexible temple tips ensure a custom fit
  • MauiBrilliant™ lenses are clear as glass, lightweight, & scratch-resistant
  • Available with Rx-able PolarizedPlus2® lenses that block 99.9% of glare
  • SportRx Frame Width: 136 (What is SFW?)

Ray-Ban RB3636 New Caravan

Ray-Ban is no stranger to behind-the-wheel, and the classic Caravan is one of their most popular Aviator styles. In 2022, this iconic frame got a refreshed look as the Ray-Ban RB3636 New Caravan. Like the original, square lenses are housed in a lightweight metal frame that features sleek and contemporary temples. What's new in this updated design is the signature Ray-Ban rivet etched into the temples, nose bridge, and double bridge. This unique addition creates an elegant style that looks great behind the wheel, and after you've reached your destination.

As for the lenses, the New Caravan is available in the solid and gradient colors we know and love from Ray-Ban. You can also get it with authentic Ray-Ban prescription lenses — with the logo!

Ray-Ban RB3636 New Caravan aviator sunglasses in gold with green g-15 lenses.

Ray-Ban RB3636 New Caravan in Legend Gold with Green Lenses

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Ray-Ban RB3636 New Caravan Key Features:

  • Signature Ray-Ban rivet is etched into the frame design
  • Flexible temple tips create a comfortable & custom fit
  • Adjustable nose pads fit a variety of nose shapes & sizes
  • Available with Rx-able Ray-Ban Authentic Lenses with the logo
  • SFW: 136

Randolph Engineering Aviator

The final Aviator style in our lineup, this iconic design is what put Randolph Engineering on the map. The Randolph Aviator features their signature Navigator lens shape, which is a more square design than traditional teardrop lenses. This design is extremely flattering on a variety of face shapes and is perfect for those who struggle with their lenses touching their cheeks. A metal alloy frame resists rust and oxidation, so you can wear these driving sunglasses for your annual road trips while looking brand new. Bayonet temples keep them comfortably in place and give you a great profile. Finally, the Randolph Aviator is available with SkyTec™ and SkyForce™ lenses, both of which enhance contrast and clarity.

Randolph Engineering Aviator sunglasses in bright chrome silver with clear temple tips and grey green lenses.

Randolph Engineering Aviator in Bright Chrome with Glass SkyTec™ AGX Lenses

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Randolph Engineering Aviator Key Features:

  • Navigator lens shape doesn't touch your cheeks
  • Signature bayonet temples are comfortable & secure
  • Available with Randolph SkyTec™ & SkyForce™ lenses
  • Rx-able
  • SFW: 52 Eyesize - 132; 55 Eyesize - 136; 58 Eyesize -143

SportRx Huckson

The SportRx Huckson takes all your favorite frame features and rolls them into one do-it-all design. It is made of bio-based resin, which is eco-friendly, lightweight, and durable. Rubber grip on the nose pads and temples keep your frames securely in place and enhance comfort. The generous square lenses hold a range of prescriptions with ease and provide the UV protection you need on sunny drives. Select from prescription polarized, transition, and mirror lenses to get a look as unique as you are.

SportRx Huckson sunglasses in matte grey with prescription grey lenses.

SportRx Huckson in Matte Grey with Prescription Lenses

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SportRx Huckson Key Features:

  • Bio-based resin frame is lightweight & durable
  • Rubebr grip on nose pads & temples keep frames comfortably in place
  • Generous square lenses provide optimal UV protection
  • Rx-able
  • SFW: 136

SMITH Emerge

Closing out our lineup of the best driving sunglasses, we have the impressive SMITH Emerge. Its bio-based frame design compliments a variety of face shapes and is comfortable to wear for even your longest commutes. It has no-slip nose pads that keep the Emerge exactly where you want it, so you can focus on the road ahead. The lenses are available with SMITH Carbonic, which is an impact-resistant polycarbonate material, or with prescription SportRx lenses.

SMITH Emerge sunglasses in black with grey lenses.

SMITH Emerge in Black with Polarized Grey Lenses

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SMITH Emerge Key Features:

  • Evolve™ frame material is eco-friendly, lightweight, & durable
  • Rectangular lens design flatters a variety of face shapes
  • Megol rubber nose pads ensure grip
  • Rx-able
  • SFW: 138

More Recommendations for Driving Sunglasses

Shop Prescription Driving Sunglasses Online at SportRx

Need prescription driving sunglasses? Done. When you shop with us, you’ll find video guides and tool tips throughout the build process as you customize the perfect pair. An answer to all your questions is at your fingertips, and if you want to chat with an expert, contact us. We’ll put you in touch with one of our friendly in-house opticians who can help you build you the best driving sunglasses with prescription.

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