Sunglasses are a essential for any time of the year. They protect your eyes from ultraviolet light and reduce the chance of diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration. They also reduce eye strain when it’s bright outside and eliminate disorienting glare when driving. Plus, they help protect your eyes from wind, rain, and flying debris.
Any cheap pair of UV glasses will work (you can find decent options at drugstores or discount stores like TJ Maxx and Ross), but we’ve tested dozens of pairs of sunglasses while running, walking, swimming, walking, sunbathing. and drove. These are our favorites. Don’t you see anything you like? Don’t forget to check out our other buying guides, including The best festival accessories and the The best bird watching equipment.
Updated November 2023: We added new sunglasses from Humps Optics, Cubitts and Messy Weekend. We also update links and prices.