Whether you’re hitting the trails, beach, or field, women’s polarized sunglasses can make the difference between a squint-free afternoon or calling it an early day. Now, with polarized lens technologies more advanced than ever, there is no shortage of options to fit your unique style and intended use. Join SportRx as we reveal the best polarized sunglasses for women of 2021!

Table of Contents

A. Benefits of Polarization
B. Best Polarized Sunglasses for Women of 2021
1. Maui Jim Baby Beach
2. Costa Loreto
3. Oakley Feedback
4. Maui Jim Sandy Beach
5. Kaenon Monterey
6. Oakley Frogskins
7. Ray-Ban RB4171 Erika
C. Best Women’s Polarized Sunglasses of 2020
D. Prescription Polarized Sunglasses for Women at SportRx


Video Review

Join Stephanie as she shares the top 7 best women’s polarized sunglasses of 2021! To see her lineup, keep on reading below.


Benefits of Polarization

To understand the benefits of polarization, let’s first review how it works.

Glare is created when vertical sunlight hits off a horizontal surface. This reflected light is blinding glare and is commonly found around bodies of water, bright roads, and snow.

Polarized lenses use a chemical treatment to combat the risks associated with glare such as reduced visibility, distorted color, and eye strain. By filtering out this harsh glare, polarized sunglasses reveal enhanced color, clarity, and visual comfort.

Graphic of water that shows vision through prescription polarized sunglasses and standard non-polarized lenses.


Best Polarized Sunglasses for Women of 2021

Now, that we understand how polarization affects our vision, let’s check out the frames!

Maui Jim Baby Beach

Maui Jim brings their glare-blocking PolarizedPlus2® lens technology to a classic Aviator shape. This stylish frame looks as great as it performs against harsh UV rays and blinding glare. It also blocks harmful blue light while enhancing colors and contrast. Slip on the Baby Beach for clear vision and impeccable style.

Best polarized sunglasses for women number 1 is Maui Jim Baby Beach sunglasses. Rose gold aviator frame with pink lenses.

Maui Jim Baby Beach in Rose Gold with Maui Sunrise Lenses

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Maui Jim Baby Beach Key Features

  • PolarizedPlus2® lens tech blocks 99.9% of glare
  • Saltwater-safe treatment to lenses and frame
  • Adjustable nose pads allow for a perfect, custom fit
  • Rx-able
  • SportRx Frame Width: 130mm (What is SFW?)

Costa Loreto

For an ideal cross between lifestyle and performance frames, the Costa Loreto is ready for any action. This gorgeous mixed-composition frame can take on your busy days with ease or be the perfect finishing accessory to your OOTD. It features Costa’s 580 lens technology, which has a 99.9% polarization efficiency and is available in several different colors.

#2 in best polarized sunglasses for women, the Costa Loreto. A rose gold metal frame with copper silver mirror polarized lenses.

Costa Loreto in Rose Gold with Copper Silver Mirror 580P Lenses

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Costa Loreto Key Features

  • 580 lens tech blocks 99.9% of glare
  • Hydrolite™rubber temple tips & adjustable nose pads get tackier with moisture
  • Corrosion-resistant treatment makes this a perfect beach frame
  • Rx-able
  • SFW: 132mm

Oakley Feedback

Get impressive Oakley performance tech in this sleek aviator design. The Oakley Feedback boasts PRIZM Polarized lenses for a fine-tuned color spectrum that will have you seeing brighter and clearer than ever before. It blocks 99% of glare and also delivers 100% UV protection, so you can take on sunny days with confidence that your eyes are protected by the best. Our female opticians also love the no-snag nose pads. If you’re one who frequently rests your sunglasses on your head, you won’t get uncomfortable pulling thanks to this clever design.

oakley feedback women's sunglasses in rose gold metal frame with brown gradient lenses

Oakley Feedback in Rose Gold with VR50 Brown Gradient Lenses

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Oakley Feedback Key Features

  • PRIZM™ Polarized lens tech blocks 99% of glare
  • No-snag nosepads don’t catch hair upon removal
  • Made from Oakley’s proprietary C-5 metal alloy & acetate for lightweight wear
  • Rx-able
  • SFW: 132mm

Maui Jim Sandy Beach

For a frame so light, you’ll forget you’re even wearing sunglasses, look no further than the Maui Jim Sandy Beach. This rimless style pr0vides serious protection, despite its minimalist design. Featuring the same PolarizedPlus2® lens tech as our previous Maui Jim frame, you’ll be nothing short of impressed the first time you put these on. Enhanced colors and contrast make nature pop so you can truly enjoy the great outdoors.

maui jim sandy beach rimless sunglasses in tortoise with bronze lenses

Maui Jim Sandy Beach in Tortoise with HCL Bronze Lenses

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Maui Jim Sandy Beach Key Features

  • PolarizedPlus2® lens tech blocks 99.9% of glare
  • Ultra-lightweight 8-base wrap for all-day protection & comfort
  • Rubber grip on nose pads & temple tips for a secure fit
  • Rx-able
  • SFW: 131mm

Kaenon Monterey

This full-rim rectangular frame delivers superior optics to our prescription-wearing polarized lens lovers. The Kaenon Monterey is an Rx-friendly frame that is available with SR-91® polarized lenses. You’ll get greater detail, enhanced colors, and a custom visual experience with this impressive Rx lens tech.

Kaenon Monterey women's polarized sunglasses in brown and blue with brown prescription polarized lenses.

Kaenon Monterey in Tobacco Denim with Polarized Rx Lenses

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Kaenon Monterey Key Features

  • SR-91® lens tech blocks glare and is Rx-friendly
  • Hypoallergenic Variflex nose pads provide all-day comfort
  • Made from lightweight & durable TR90 nylon
  • Rx only
  • SFW: 125mm

Oakley Frogskins

An Oakley icon. The Frogskins are a favorite style by Oakley heads and strangers alike. Its flattering shape looks great on a variety of face shapes and sizes. The keyhole bridge adds just the right amount of visual interest while keeping it classic. It also features PRIZM™ Polarized lens tech, making it an easy choice on our list of the best polarized sunglasses for women.

oakley frogskins in matte brown tortoise with prizm rose gold polarized lenses

Oakley Frogskins in Matte Brown Tortoise with PRIZM™ Rose Gold Polarized Lenses

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Oakley Frogskins Key Features

  • PRIZM™ Polarized lens tech blocks 99% of glare
  • O Matter™ frame construction is ultra-lightweight & durable
  • Flattering keyhole bridge promotes air flow & decreases fogging
  • Rx-able
  • SFW: 132mm

Ray-Ban RB4171 Erika

Go glam in the Ray-Ban Erika. With gorgeous oversized lenses, your allure is immediately elevated while also getting extra sun protection. Available with polarized lenses and prescription, you’ll achieve clear vision free of glare. Not to mention, if you get prescription Ray-Ban lenses, you’ll still get the famous Ray-Ban logo on your prescription lenses!

Final frame in lineup of the best women's polarized sunglasses, the Ray-Ban Erika. Havana brown frame with round polarized brown lenses.

Ray-Ban RB4171 Erika in Havana with Polarized Brown Gradient Lenses

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Ray-Ban RB4171 Erika Key Features

  • Ray-Ban polarized lenses are available with a prescription
  • Oversized round lenses provide extra sun protection & glamor
  • Mixed-composition frame for a unique look
  • Rx-able
  • SFW: 137mm

Best Women’s Polarized Sunglasses of 2020

For even more recommendations of polarized sunglasses for women, checkout out last year’s lineup!

Costa Cook

Inspired by the explorer James Cook, Costa Cook sunglasses are equipped to tackle any adventure. The classic aviator frames are oversized and made with corrosion-free titanium, which is lightweight and flexible. Hydrolite rubber in the temples provides all-day comfort, a secure fit, and manages sweat and moisture. Costa Cook sunglasses have you covered from sunup to sundown.

Costa Cook with Brushed Palladium Frames & Blue Mirror

Costa Cook with Brushed Palladium Frames & Blue Mirror

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Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator

Ray-Ban RB3025 sunglasses have lightweight metal frames in the vintage aviator style that flatters any face shape. The teardrop lenses come in a variety of colorways to best suit your features. Ray-Ban’s quality, performance, and comfort shine through in their pair of RB3025 sunglasses.
RB3025 with Silver Frames & Crystal Grey Mirror

RB3025 with Silver Frames & Crystal Grey Mirror

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Costa Del Mar

Costa Del Mar is the centerpiece of the Del Mar collection. Inspired by Southern California’s beach town, it carries notes of easy living and beautiful surroundings. The round acetate frames feature a keyhole nose-bridge. Equipped with a 580G polarized glass lens, Costa Del Mar sunglasses allow you to soak up every detail from surf to sand.
Costa Del Mar with Shiny Black Frames & Copper Silver Mirror 580G

Costa Del Mar with Shiny Black Frames & Copper Silver Mirror 580G

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SPY Cliffside

SPY Cliffside’s exclusive stainless-steel frame and handmade acetate combo is strong and functional, while the rounded lenses complement a multitude of face shapes. The adjustable nose pads and high-quality spring hinges create a comfortable, secure flex-fit. SPY Cliffside comes with Happy Lens for enhanced color, contrast, and mood!
SPY Cliffside with Matte Black Frames & Matte Honey Tortoise- Happy Grey Green

SPY Cliffside with Matte Black Frames & Matte Honey Tortoise- Happy Grey Green

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SMITH Sidney

With fun, chunky Evolve frames and careful details, SMITH Sidney is environment-friendly and fashion-forward. The round lens and over-sized cat-eye shape combined with the keyway nose-bridge creates a very distinct, glamorous look. With light frame material, hydrophilic megol nose pads, and auto-lock hinges, SMITH Sidney is built to last and maintain a cozy fit on your face.
SMITH Sidney with Choco Tortoise Frames & ChromaPop Polarized Black

SMITH Sidney with Choco Tortoise Frames & ChromaPop Polarized Black

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Oakley Moonlighter

Designed for a more petite face shape, Oakley Moonlighter is a cross-functional, sporty pair of sunglasses. Equipped for all-day wear, Oakley Moonlighter has everything from lightweight, stress-resistant frame material to hydrophilic nose pads to ensure a comfortable and secure fit. Modern technologies meet a retro vibe for a funky, capable pair of sunnies.
Oakley Moonlighter with Velvet Black Frames & Prizm Rose Gold

Oakley Moonlighter with Velvet Black Frames & Prizm Rose Gold

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Prescription Polarized Sunglasses for Women at SportRx

Need prescription polarized sunglasses for women? 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 women’s polarized prescription sunglasses.

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