If you're looking for the best polarised sunglasses, you've come to the right place. Protecting your eyes from the harsh UV sun rays is essential all year round but particularly in summer and if you've noticed your lenses are not protecting you enough - you might want to consider the benefits of polarised sunglasses.
There are a few very subtle differences between your everyday sunglasses - as they both protect your eyes from UV rays - but only polarised lenses block blinding glare. Other benefits of polarised sunglasses include enhanced colour contrast, visual comfort as well as blocking 100 per cent of harmful UVA/B light.
Best polarised sunglasses at a glance
• Best overall: GQUEEN Oversized Polarised Sunglasses - View now on Amazon UK
• Best lightweight: GIFIORE Vintage Hexagonal Sunglasses - View now on Amazon UK
• Best for sports: Myiaur Polarized Sports Sunglasses - View now on Amazon UK
We've rounded up the best polarised sunglasses on the market, from the most comfortable to polarised glasses you can wear on long hikes or bike rides. With our picks, you'll no doubt find the best option to suit your face.
Best polarised sunglasses
Oversized sunglasses hide a multitude of things and we love these trendy oversized polarised
- Oversized, so may not fit some people
Best lightweight polarised sunglasses
These trendy vintage-looking hexagonal sunglasses are lightweight, made from shatterproof
- Good for everyday
- Look amazing
- Some reviews said they are a little delicate
Best value polarised sunglasses
We love these funky Vans polarised sunglasses with the tortoiseshell design. They have received
- Good quality
- Flatter a lot of face shapes
- One review commented that the Vans logo rubbed off quickly
Best luxury polarised sunglasses
If you're after a pair of polarised sunglasses that feel and look luxurious, we love these Oakley
- Great quality
- Curved noseband for comfort
- May be too sporty looking for some
Best for exercise
These wrap-around sunglasses hug your face's curves, preventing the sun's rays from penetrating
- Available in different colours
- Curved and comfortable
- No reviews as of yet
Best retro-style polarised sunglasses
These retro-style Carfia polarised sunglasses not only look fab, but they also block out 100 per
- Fashionable but protective
- Size may vary
Best polarised sunglasses FAQs
What are polarised sunglasses?
Polarised sunglasses are eyewear made with special lenses that reduce reflected glare from surfaces such as water, snow, and glass. Polarised sunglasses can be especially useful in situations where you need to see clearly and avoid hazards.
Dark lenses are best for everyday use and for people who spend a lot of time outdoors. Dark shades cut through the sun's glare more easily and prevent eye damage in bright conditions. On the other hand, light colors are best for moderate- and low-level lighting situations.
As with normal sunglasses, we'd recommend keeping them in a glasses case to keep them protected, or you could try sewing your own.
What are the benefits of polarised sunglasses?
The best polarised sunglasses are particularly beneficial for those with eye conditions that make them more sensitive to light. For example, people who suffer from conditions such as cataracts or macular degeneration could benefit from polarised sunglasses.
As they're ideal for light reflecting from water, we'd recommend opting for a polarised lens for holidays where there'll be lakes or if you're by the sea as it'll really take that glare off.
Hannah Mellin is a Homes & Garden Product Writer for Yours. When she's not writing, researching or testing products, she's renovating her Victorian terrace and chilling in the garden with her sausage dog Waffle, three cats and a tortoise called Bobby.