From the bullpen to the mound, the sport of baseball is known as a national pastime for a reason. It's the thinker's game, and as such, part of what helps players do well is foresight and vision. Being able to see the plays as or even before they happen is critical for your champion-in-training. There are plenty of options out there for kids' baseball sunglasses. However, there are certain things that are important in selecting the correct pair. Read on for the details or watch our informative video linked below.

Details You Need to Know Before Buying Youth Sunglasses for Baseball

1. Frame Technology
1.1. Grip
1.2. Coverage
1.3. Fit
2. Lens Technology
2.1. Contrast-Enhancing Lens
2.2. Interchangeable Lens Technology
2.3. Transition Lenses
3. Top Kids' Baseball Sunglasses


Frame Technology

When looking for baseball sunglasses for your kiddo, finding a pair that are lightweight, cover a wide field of vision, and fit comfortably is key for their success on the field. Also, Impact resistant frames are a must for season-long durability and eye safety.

→ Tip: Lightweight Frame

With a lightweight frame, your child can focus on the game and forget they're even wearing sunglasses. Lightweight frames ensure they are comfortable throughout every inning.


Look for frames with special rubberized material along the nose pads and temples. This material gets tackier with sweat and will keep them in place even with sudden movements. There are 6 innings for Little League, 7 for high school, and 9 for Major League Baseball games. The frames need to have proper grip to stay optically aligned for the entire game.


Choosing a frame with good coverage ensures your kiddo is protected both from harmful UV rays but also dirt and debris. A high wrap frame with an 8-base curve will do just that. Your kid's peripherals are covered and free of any obstruction from the frame's sides -- a wide field of vision.


Your kid's baseball sunglasses should be helmet- and hat-compatible so they can focus on the play at hand. Concentration is best spent on the game instead of whether or not their glasses will fall off on when they go to catch the pop-fly or throw that runner out before they cross the plate.

Lens Technology

Having a great frame is only half of the equation; lens technology is the other factor you need to consider when choosing your kid's baseball sunglasses. Look for lenses that improve color and depth perception, as well as lenses that can handle different times of day and lighting conditions.

→ Tip: Polarized or No?

Polarized lenses are great for everyday use since they block out glare, but they don't add any potential benefits to baseball players. In fact, they can be a detriment as polarization affects depth perception. Better to save the polarization for your kid's casual wear.

Contrast-Enhancing Lens

Lens tint changes the amount of color differentiation and clarity possible — a neutral or gray lens will block out light the most light but darkens the colors, while a contrast-enhancing lens, typically a rose or copper tint base, improves depth perception and color visibility.

Interchangeable Lens Technology

Dark sunglasses can become a hindrance in games that stretch until evening. In that case, or if you expect cloudy weather, consider sunglasses with interchangeable lenses to swap out the lenses based on conditions. With low light and bright light lens options, your kiddo is ensured the best visibility regardless of the time of day or the weather.

Transition Lenses

An alternative to interchangeable lenses are photochromic or transitions lenses. The lens self adjusts the tint based on how much UV light is present and thus cover a variety of lighting conditions without needing to swap out lenses or frames.

Top Kids' Baseball Sunglasses

A player's vision on the diamond is everything. It is imperative that your kids can see well so they can play to their maximum potential. See the list below to help you get started in selecting the right prescription or non-prescription sports glasses for your young baseball player.

Oakley Flak XS

Oakley made one of its most popular sports frames, Flak 2.0, available in a youth size! These prescription-ready baseball sunglasses are the best fit for kids 7-13 years of age.

Oakley Flak XS

Oakley Flak XS in Polished White with PRIZM Field

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Key Oakley Flak XS Features:


  • Proprietary O-Matter frame for lightweight durability and comfort.
  • Unobtainium earsocks and nose pads ensure a secure fit even when sweating.
  • Interchangeable lenses let you adjust to any conditions.
  • Available with PRIZM Field lenses for the best baseball experience.


Oakley Quarter Jacket

The Oakley Quarter Jacket is part of the Oakley Flak family with all the benefits you come to expect from Oakley. This prescription-ready sunglass is recommended for kids 7-12 years of age.

Oakley Quarter Jacket

Oakley Quarter Jacket in Polished White with PRIZM Field Lenses

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Key Oakley Quarter Jacket Features:

  • Proprietary O-Matter frame for lightweight durability and comfort.
  • Interchangeable lenses let you adjust to any conditions.
  • Unobtainium earsocks and nose pads ensure a secure fit even when sweating.
  • High Rx compatible - when your kiddo has a hard time finding frames that can hold their prescription

Under Armour Windup Youth

One of the best selling kid baseball sunglasses, the Under Armour Windup Youth is built with impact resistant materials for all day durability and comfort. Recommended for ages 7-13.

Under Armour Windup Sunglasses

Under Armour Windup Youth in Shiny White/ Charcoal-Grey with Orange Multiflection Lens

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Key Under Armour Windup Youth Features:

  • Durable ArmourFusion frames and impact resistant lenses
  • Anatomical temple designs and co-molded rubber nose pads
  • Straight temple design for helmet and hat compatibility


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