Browse our collection of folding sunglasses and eyeglasses that store compactly for easy storage in your pocket or purse. These stowable eyewear options are made with durable hinges for long-lasting wear. Shop designer folding reading glasses, eyeglasses, and shades from Ray-Ban, Persol, Maui Jim, and more.
Foldable sunglasses and eyeglasses are compact glasses designed with a series of hinges that allow the frames to collapse to half or a third of their original size. This allows you to carry these folding frames in a pocket or small handbag without taking up precious space.
Foldable eyeglasses and sunglasses are stylish, lightweight, and convenient, but most importantly, they are portable and durable. Instead of precariously putting a pair of frames on your head, around your neck, or in a pocket, folding prescription glasses can be collapsed down and slipped into a case for easy storage. Are your reading glasses too bulky? Tailor folding eyeglasses to your prescription—either single-vision or bifocal lenses—or choose reading lenses between +1.00 to +3.00 magnification. These eyeglass or sunglass frames go with you, wherever you're headed, and unfold when you're ready for them.
Due to their multiple hinges and their compact nature, foldable eyewear may seem more fragile than your typical pair of glasses or sunglasses, but your foldable eyewear is just as durable as any pair of standard frames and can last for years with proper eyewear care. Many foldable eyewear manufacturers use extra-durable materials to construct sturdy foldable frames, so they resist breakage.
High-quality plastic tends to be slightly better than metal for foldable frames, but both are really good options. The reason plastic frames are considered to be slightly better is that they are less likely to bend or lose their shape, and will more easily adjust under pressure.
Persol's folding sunglasses may be the most well-known of the bunch, but Ray-Ban, Polo, Revo, and Maui Jim follow the brand's lead with quality eyewear that includes hinges at the temples and bridge for space-saving convenience. Shop our collection and discover frames crafted in both metal and plastic to suit your face shape, chosen activity, and attire.