Do you have trouble finding the right sunglasses to fit your small face? There's no bigger letdown than thinking a pair of sunglasses will look great before putting them on and watching them slip right off. SportRx has compiled a list of the best sunglasses for small faces so you'll never have to worry about a too-big frame again.

Sunglasses for Small Heads

1. Video Review
2. What to Look For in Sunglasses
2.1. Frame Technology
2.2. Lens Technology
3. The Top 5 Best Sunglasses for Small Faces
Ray-Ban RJ9506S Junior Aviator
Nike Dash
Oakley Frogskins XS
Maui Jim Baby Beach
SMITH Monterey
4. Past Winners of the Best Sunglasses for Small Faces
5. Prescription Sunglasses for Small Faces at SportRx

Video Review

What to Look For in Sunglasses for Small Faces

Frame Technology

Don't settle for something too big on you—you'll find the right fit. Here are some tips to get you started.


If the frames look great but are just a little too big, grip can be the deciding factor in your purchase. Adjustable nose pads can split the difference if you've got a small nose on your small face. If you worry about sunglasses falling off every time you look down, grip on the temples is also a good thing to have.


Whatever your head size, you'll want frames that match your style. We've got several different frame materials on our list, so whether you want an acetate, nylon, or metal frame is up to you.

Lens Technology

Once you've settled on the right frames, you'll also have to think about lenses. Lens material depends on your style preferences, and each brand also has its own contrast-enhancing technology designed to boost color in a variety of settings. Most of these technologies are also available in prescription.

The Top 5 Best Sunglasses for Small Faces

On to the list! These are sorted from smallest to largest by SFW measurement and are all available in prescription with either authentic lenses or our own Sport Optimized lenses.

Ray-Ban Junior Aviator RJ9506S

The iconic Ray-Ban Aviator style is now in a junior size for the exceptionally small faces out there. Despite it being made for kids, it may be right for adults if you have trouble getting the aviator shape in a size small enough for you.

Ray-Ban Holiday gift guide featuring kids aviators rj9506s junior aviator in gold with green lenses

RJ9506S Junior Aviator in Gold with G-15 Lenses

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Ray-Ban Junior Aviator Key Features:

  • Minimalist metal frame is lightweight and sturdy
  • Tall, teardrop-shaped lenses are great for progressives
  • SFW: 120 (Men's XS, Women's XS-S)

Nike Dash

The Nike Dash provides a welcome sporty twist on sunglasses for small faces. If you crave sport sunglasses that can keep up with your active lifestyle, the Dash is for you.

nike dash frame in turquoise and lime green with silver lenses

Nike Dash in Midnight Turquoise/Volt Fade with Silver Flash Lenses

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Nike Dash Key Features:

  • Lightweight material in a wrap around shape suitable for sports
  • High tension hinges provide comfort and durability
  • SFW: 121 (Men's XS, Women's S)

Oakley Frogskins XS

The Oakley Frogskins XS is a longtime favorite of ours. This is one of Oakley's most popular and enduring styles, and now it comes in an XS size that's meant for youths but that can also work for adults with small faces.

Oakley Frogskins XS

Oakley Frogskins XS in Matte Grey Ink with PRIZM Sapphire Iridium Lenses

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Oakley Frogskins XS Key Features:

  • O-Matter frame is lightweight and durable
  • PRIZM lens technology manipulates colors specific to your environment
  • Three-Point Fit system promotes a balanced, comfortable fit
  • SportRx Frame Width (SFW): 128 (Men's S, Women's M)

Maui Jim Baby Beach

The Maui Jim Baby Beach is larger than the Junior Aviator, and is a great option if you're too big for kids' frames but still have trouble finding the aviator style in a small enough size.

maui jim baby beach aviator sunglasses in silver with blue mirror lenses

Maui Jim Baby Beach in Silver with Blue Hawaii Lenses

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Maui Jim Baby Beach Key Features:

  • Titanium frame is ultra-lightweight and durable
  • PolarizedPlus2® lens technology boosts color and contrast to unbelievable heights
  • SFW: 130 (Men's S-M, Women's M)

SMITH Monterey

For those looking for both active and stylish sunglasses, for women, the SMITH Monterey is for you. The teacup lens shape is both large and flattering, even on small faces.

smith monterey sunglasses in black with rose gold polarized lenses in lineup of best fishing sunglasses for small faces

SMITH Monterey in Black Gold with ChromaPop Rose Gold Mirror Lenses

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SMITH Monterey Key Features:

  • Anti-slip nose pads provide a secure and comfortable fit even when you work up a sweat
  • ChromaPop lens tech separates colors to eliminate confusion and fatigue
  • SFW: 130 (Men's S-M, Women's M)

That's it for our 2021 list, but if you keep scrolling, you can see our 2019 picks as well!

Past Winners of the Best Sunglasses for Small Faces

Eyeglass Tyler and our smallest optician Gizelle go over the 2019 list. Watch or read below to learn what they are!

Note: Some of the frames featured in this video have been discontinued and removed from the below list.

Oakley Holbrook XS

One of Oakley's most iconic frames, now available in an XS size. The Holbrook XS has square lenses and a sturdy but lightweight O-Matter frame that fits round faces the best. Check these out with PRIZM or Iridium lenses if you want the best colors possible.

Oakley Holbrook XS

Oakley Holbrook XS in Matte Grey Ink with PRIZM Ruby Lenses

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Oakley Frogskins XS

A classic Oakley look, now also available in an XS size. These sunglasses feature a rounded-square shape made of Oakley's durable O-Matter. Available with PRIZM lenses for everyday use, these sunglasses can accompany you anywhere and look good on any occasion.

Oakley Frogskins XS

Oakley Frogskins XS in Matte Grey Ink with PRIZM Sapphire Iridium Lenses

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Oakley Flak XS

The Flak is the bestselling Oakley frame, now in an XS size! Wear the Flak XS for any sport, anytime, anywhere. Featuring an O-Matter frame and special Unobtainium grips on the nose and temples, these sunglasses will stand up to the challenge and stay firmly in place even when you break a sweat. Get the Flak XS with interchangeable PRIZM lenses to cover a variety of sports as well as daily life.

oakley flak xs sunglasses in polished black with prizm road lenses

Oakley Flak XS in Polished Black with PRIZM Field Lenses

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Tifosi Wisp

The Tifosi Wisp makes a big statement despite its small size. With a sleek, semi-rimless sport design and a wrap frame, these sunglasses are the ultimate in coverage and style. The frame is TR-90 Grilamid paired with polycarbonate lenses—when combined with nose and temple grips, the Wisp is built to last through the activity of your choice.

Tifosi Wisp

Tifosi Wisp in Race Pink with Smoke/AC Red/Clear Lenses

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Wiley X Sleek

The smallest Wiley X frame, but don't let that fool you—the Wiley X Sleek is a versatile pair of sunglasses that's handy in anything from motorcycle riding to safety work to daily life. Safety-certified with a detachable foam insert, the Sleek will keep dust and debris out of your eyes while being comfortable to wear. Though these sunglasses don't have grips, the texturing and material on the temples keeps these in place regardless, plus the straight temples make these a great fit under a helmet.

Wiley X Sleek

Wiley X Sleek in Matte Black with Smoke Grey Lenses

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Ray-Ban RB3016 Clubmaster

Another iconic look, the Ray-Ban Clubmaster has a striking acetate-and-metal frame and adjustable nose pads as well as Ray-Ban's classic green glass lenses. This particular size is closer to "medium" than "extra-small," so if you're looking for something small but not too small, the Clubmaster is your best bet.

Ray-Ban RB3016 Clubmaster in Red Havana with Crystal Green Polarized lenses

Ray-Ban RB3016 Clubmaster in Red Havana with Crystal Green Polarized Lenses

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RAEN Remmy

The RAEN Remmy features a retro style with modern construction. The thin temples complement the slightly horned shape while the keyhole bridge adds a slight twist. The acetate frame combined with RAEN's special plastic lenses makes these sunglasses light as can be while still providing good clarity and durability.

Raen Remmy 49 Eyesize Sunglasses

Raen Remmy 49 Eyesize in Champagne Crystal

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Kaenon Strand

The Kaenon Strand works for both active and casual lifestyles with its round shape, inset nose pads, and acetate frame. The lenses are made of SR-91, Kaenon's exclusive polycarbonate that passes safety ratings while providing better clarity than other polycarbonate lenses on the market. If you want a pair of sunglasses both lightweight and versatile, the Strand is for you.

Kaenon Strand

Kaenon Strand in Brown Opal

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Prescription Sunglasses for Small Faces at SportRx

Need prescription sunglasses for small faces? Done. When you shop with us, 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, Contact Us. We’ll put you in touch with one of our friendly in-house opticians who can help you build your prescription sunglasses.

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