Many prescription eyeglasses wearers unnecessarily struggle with trying to navigate between wearing their eyeglasses when it’s sunny, likely damaging their eyes, or non-prescription sunglasses preventing them from seeing correctly. Prescription sunglasses solve that problem and do it with style. The best prescription sunglasses for men combine rugged performance design from brands born from adventurous pursuits, with modern fashion details for a pair of Rx sunglasses you can take anywhere. We reviewed hundreds of the latest models from dozens of brands to come up with our list of the Best Men’s Prescription Sunglasses this year.
Within the list, you’ll find something for just about every style preference, whether you’re active in off-the-grid adventures, or looking for a pair of men’s prescription sunglasses that you can use for your commute and transition to a business meeting at an outdoor cafe. The style options are endless, so we wanted to take the time to narrow down our recommendations to help simplify your life and improve your vision on sunny days.
The Best Men’s Prescription Sunglasses this year are:
Ray-Ban’s modern take on its classic wayfarer design is one of the most beloved eyewear designs of the past decade. Its versatility as a fashion statement and ability to cross over into active pursuits puts it at the top of our list of the best polarized sunglasses for men. Wear these with a sport coat to a casual wedding or on a day hike. They work with just about any outfit and for most activities—just what you’d expect from the best overall prescription sunglasses.
The best wraparound prescription sunglasses combine the best UV and wind-blocking design with the clearest corrective vision and nobody does it better than Oakley. The Flak 2.0 XL pairs a larger coverage area with Oakley’s advanced lens technology for what we think is the perfect pair of prescription sunglasses for team sports, road cycling, mountain biking, running, or anywhere your active adventures take you.
As one of the most iconic sunglasses designs, we thought it was important that we search through the hundreds of offerings from eyewear’s top brands to find the best aviator style prescription sunglasses. And when choosing from an iconic style, we thought the RB3025, the icon of countless blockbuster movies like Top Gun, was the obvious choice. When most of us picture aviator sunglasses, we picture the profile of the RB3025. Along with its beloved shape and advanced lenses, we decided that this Ray-Ban classic is truly the best aviator style that the prescription sunglasses market has to offer.
The Versace VE2199 stands at the midpoint between runway fashion and street style. When fitted with prescription lenses, these frames deliver a bold, handsome style that you can take anywhere without worrying about contacts. Leave it to one of the biggest names in fashion to design the best fashion-forward prescription sunglasses for men.
As you know, looking for cheap prescription sunglasses can be a risky search. You’ll often find countless unknown brands offering prices that are too good to be true and lenses that are at best, questionable. That’s why we chose the Wiley X WX Valor as the Best Inexpensive Prescription Sunglasses for Men. This brand was founded on delivering tactical eyewear to those who demand top performance. Both the frames and lenses are crafted with advanced materials to be lightweight and rugged with optimal clarity. And with the frames starting at under $100, we couldn’t find a better value pair of prescription sunglasses available.
With a rimless design and Maui Jim’s famous sun performance, the Hookipa has earned its spot as the best pair of prescription sunglasses for boating and the beach. Maui Jim was founded as a sailing and beach brand in Hawaii and these frames exemplify everything the brand does well, including their famous PolarizedPlus2 polarization which blocks the intense glare caused by the sun hitting the ocean’s surface. If you need glare-free vision on the water, with a prescription, then look no further than the Maui Jim Hookipa.