Mirrored sunglasses provide a bold fashion statement to your wardrobe while protecting your eyes from glare, reducing eye strain in bright conditions, and delivering higher-contrast vision. Sunglasses with mirrored lenses are gaining popularity and are now available in a wide array of stylish silhouettes. Shop our collection and discover blue mirrored sunglasses from Oakley, silver mirrored Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses, and Costa sunglasses with green mirrored lenses to name just a few.
Sunglasses with mirrored lenses are often favored by athletes who play or practice in bright, sunny conditions and need to reduce blinding glare, but shades with a mirrored coating have become increasingly popular as an accessory for daring fashionistas and movie stars alike. As you shop our collection, make sure you choose sunglasses with UV protection to block the sun's harsh rays, and an anti-reflective coating to reduce the amount of light that bounces off the back of the lens.
Mirrored sunglasses come with a special “flash coating” or mirrored coating on the front of the lenses to create a one-way mirror effect that reflects light away from the wearer’s eyes. The reflective lenses block light from hitting your eyes, prevent eye strain, and increase clarity and visibility in bright conditions, all while adding a cool aesthetic to your wardrobe. They may also reflect something about your style preferences, but more importantly, they will protect your eyes from glare and UV light. Sunglasses with mirrored lenses have been favored by outdoor athletes for years, as they offer clearer visuals on the water, on bright, sunny snow days, and even in desert conditions. Top brands like Oakley, Ray-Ban, and Costa make sunglasses with specialized mirrored lenses to ensure top performance in your sport and everyday eyewear.
The benefits of mirrored sunglasses include protection from glare, a safeguard against harmful UV rays, and an air of mystery added to any wardrobe, as anyone who looks your way will not be able to see your eyes. Mirrored lenses also tend to be more durable than traditional sunglass lenses, as the multiple layers of coating allow for a tougher exterior to your frames. But remember, you will still need to clean them regularly to avoid damage to your eyewear.
While polarized sunglasses reduce glare from the horizontal plane, for example, light bouncing off of street signs and bright, white snow, mirrored sunglasses reflect light away from the lens and let in less light overall. Both polarized lenses and mirrored lenses are not well-suited for overcast and cloudy days as they can be too dark for optimal contrast. The two different types of lens coating do not offer competing features, so many brands will offer both polarized and mirrored coatings on their lenses. If you plan to be in bright, sunny conditions, it is a good idea to have sunglasses with both polarization and a mirror coating.
Yes, most mirrored sunglasses can be made to fit your prescription. If you have a specific pair in mind and are not sure whether they’re Rx-ready, contact our team of optician-trained support staff. They are standing by to help you find the perfect pair of mirrored sunglasses.