Whether you're choosing mirrored aviator sunglasses for their vibrant look, or like the added sun protection of a mirrored lens, both reasons are compelling enough to select this reflective design in your aviators. But where to start? With so many aviator styles and lens colors to choose from, how do you know which one is best for your personal style and visual needs?
Well, at SportRx we've done the work for you. There's no shortage of mirrored aviators at sportrx.com and we picked the best of the best. Join us as we review the best mirrored aviator sunglasses below!
Table of Contents
A. What to Look for in Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses
B. The Best Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses
1. Oakley Split Time
2. Costa South Point
3. Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator
4. Maui Jim Mavericks
5. SMITH Layback
C. Prescription Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses at SportRx
Chances are that if you're considering a mirrored aviator frame, you're already quite familiar with the iconic aviator look and its spin-offs. Let's briefly cover a few things to consider when picking an aviator.
The distinguishing feature on aviator sunglasses are the dramatic teardrop lenses. There are, however, several interpretations that use a shallower lens or more square design. Depending on your facial features, consider the lens shape when selecting your aviator frame. For example, do you have particularly high and prominent cheekbones? A true teardrop lens risks touching your cheeks, so you may be more comfortable in a less dramatic shape with a shallower lens.
Adjustable Fit Features
To ensure a perfect fit, we love adjustable fit features. Adjustable nose pads and flexible temple tips allow you to customize the fit and get the most comfortable eyewear experience yet. This is an easy feat considering many aviators are metal frames and already feature these adjustable components.
SportRx Frame Width
To help you find your perfect aviator size, we’ve come up with a new way to reliably measure frames and determine your size. It’s called the SportRx Frame Width (SFW).
To break it down, we use our SFW to measure accurate frame dimensions, determine the fit of a frame, and show how to apply your SFW when buying sunglasses online. It’s taken time to perfect, and we couldn’t be more confident in the results! That's why you'll find an SFW measurement for every one of the frames in our lineup of the best mirrored aviators!
Let's get into the aviators!
Leave it to Oakley to create a performance aviator. The Split Time delivers iconic aviator style in a functional design that boasts serious frame technology. Made from Oakley's proprietary O Matter™ and ultra-lightweight C-5™ alloy, this is an extremely comfortable frame to wear for even extendend amounts of time. The rounded pilot lenses feature PRIZM™ lens technology that are designed to enhance your specific environment or activity. And they're Rx-able!
Oakley Split Time Key Features
- Mixed composition of O Matter™ & C-5™ alloy for lightweight wear
- Unobtainium™ rubber nose pads ensure comfort & grip
- Plutonite® lenses are impact-resistant
- Available with Rx-friendly PRIZM™ lens technology
- SFW: 132mm
If you enjoy spending time by the water, the Costa South Point will quickly become your go-to sunglasses. Delivering a classic aviator look, the South Point boasts the Costa frame technology we know and love. Made from corrosion-resistant Monel, it's extremely lightweight and can handle a salty air and a sea splash.
As for the lenses, their classic teardrop shape will keep you stylish for days on the boat. Available with Costa 580 lens technology, you can get the South Point with various mirrors in 580G and 580P lenses.
Costa South Point Key Features
- Monel frame is corrosion-resistant & lightweight
- Classic teardrop lens shape
- Available with Costa 580 lens technology
- SFW: 133mm
It's only natural that the aviator that started it all is in our lineup of the best mirrored aviator sunglasses. Created in 1937, the Ray-Ban Aviator was originally designed for American military pilots. Today, it continues to be an iconic style that we can't get enough of. It's gorgeous design features a minimalist metal frame and the iconic teardrop lens shape. Available in a variety of frame and lens colors, this is the can't-go-wrong frame for any occasion.
Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator Key Features
- Available in 3 eyesizes
- Lightweight metal frame provides superior comfort
- Adjustable silicone nose pads & flexible temple tips for a perfect fit
- Rx-able with Ray-Ban Authentic lenses that show the logo!
- SFW: 136mm (58 eyesize)
Island-based Maui Jim brings true aviator style to the beach with the Mavericks. This lightweight frame features a saltwater-safe treatment on both the frame and lenses, so you can enjoy the great outdoors worry-free. It also has built-in proprietary lens treatments that repel water and oil for the best view and easy cleaning. Get your Maui Jim Mavericks with PolarizedPlus2® lens technology, which blocks 99.9% of glare and will have you enjoying nature's beauty like never before.
Maui Jim Mavericks Key Features
- Silicone nose pads & flexible temple tips for a custom fit & extra comfort
- Saltwater-safe treatment on frame and lenses
- Maui Jim PolarizedPlus2® lens technology
- SFW: 136mm
SMITH does the aviator right with the Layback sunglasses. A true aviator style with its minimalist metal frame and dramatic teardrop lens, we couldn't agree more that sometimes its best to keep things simple. This gorgeous frame puts all attention on the mirrored lenses. Shown below with a pink mirror, you can also get the SMITH Layback with prescription!
SMITH Layback Key Features
- Lightweight metal frame
- Rubber nose pads for extra comfort & grip
- SFW: 142mm
Want prescription mirrored aviator sunglasses? Done. When you shop with SportRx, you’ll find video guides and tooltips 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, give us a call! We’ll put you in touch with one of our friendly in-house Sports Opticians who can help you build your mirrored aviator sunglasses with prescription.
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