A common misconception we’ll clear up right now is that even though you’re inside your car, you are not protected from the sun. While you're safe from UV light, bright glare can still blind you, and a good pair of driving sunglasses will prevent that and keep your eyes comfortable. Keep reading to learn about what qualities are most important in driving sunglasses. We’ll even recommend a couple of our favorites to help you get started!

Table of Contents

1. Do I Need Polarized Driving Sunglasses?
2. Do I Need an Anti-Reflective Coating on My Driving Sunglasses?
3. Should I Get a Mirror Coating for My Driving Sunglasses?
4. Best Driving Sunglasses
4.1. Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator
4.2. Costa Slack Tide
5. Prescription Driving Sunglasses at SportRx

Do I Need Polarized Driving Sunglasses?

Yes, polarization is a must for driving. Sunlight reflects off of windshields, other cars, and wet surfaces on the road, creating a harsh glare that strains your eyes. Polarized sunglasses negate this horizontal glare so that you can focus on the road.

While we don't often recommend polarized lenses for sports, they are an essential part of driving. Polarized lenses provide UV protection, block all glare, and provide a comfortable driving experience.

Do I Need an Anti-Reflective Coating on My Driving Sunglasses?

Something else you might want to consider is an anti-reflective coating. We apply AR coatings on the backside of lenses to prevent sunlight bouncing off the lens from behind and into your eye.

Should I Get a Mirror Coating for My Driving Sunglasses?

Yes, we definitely suggest it! A mirror coating is a coating applied to the front side of a lens that blocks what we call "ambient glare" or glare that isn't caused by a reflective surface. It's still annoying light that you don't really use to see, so a mirror coating gives you a darker lens by getting rid of that glare.

You can get a mirror coating either as a subtle hint or a bright, bold color that matches your style. Either way, they have the same effect. Say goodbye to that annoying glare!

Best Driving Sunglasses

Now that you know that polarized lenses, mirror lenses, and AR coatings are ideal for driving sunglasses, it’s time to take a look at some of our recommendations.

Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator

The Ray-Ban RB3025 is the epitome of sunglasses. Originally designed in 1937 for military pilots, the Aviator has stuck around for quite some time. If you’ve been looking for that perfect pair of sunglasses that can also be worn outside the driver’s seat, these are the ones.

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Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator in Black with Crystal Green Polarized lenses

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Ray-Ban Aviator Key Feature:

  • Lightweight & durable titanium frame
  • Adjustable nose pads
  • The original G-15 lens technology
  • Prescription ready!

Costa Slack Tide

These laid-back shades are perfect for driving because they’re built to perform, explore, and protect. With the Costa Slack Tide, you’ll be seeing great and feeling more comfortable than ever before. The perfect combination of fashion and function; what more could you need?

Costa Slacktide

Costa Slack Tide in Matte Tortoise with Green Mirror 580G Lenses

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Costa Slack Tide Key Features:

  • Hydrolite grip on nose pads & temples
  • Venting system
  • Costa 580 polarized lens technology
  • Prescription ready!

Get the Best Prescription Driving Sunglasses at SportRx

Need prescription driving sunglasses? 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 driving sunglasses.

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