11 Prescription Sunglasses For Every Type of Occasion

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You can buy a pair of sunglasses practically anywhere and trust that they'll do the job of keeping the sun out of your eyes. But if you normally wear corrective lenses and you prefer not to wear contacts, shopping for a good pair of sunglasses gets a little more complicated. Fortunately, there are plenty of online retailers that offer a wide selection of prescription sunglasses that align with both your style and your optic needs. If you're not sure where to start, we've got you covered.

The first step to finding a good pair of prescription sunglasses is finding a reputable eyewear company, says licensed optician Rachel Zizov of Acuity NYC. Fortunately, we've rounded up some of ours and Zizov's favorites ahead. She also suggests reading customer reviews and focusing on quality frames, such as titanium or stainless steel, full coverage vs. shallow frames, and polarized lenses. These are considered to be premier lenses that help to better filter out light and reduce glare, according to Zizov.

And we can't forget the importance of style when it comes to choosing a pair of sunglasses. "We certainly want to pick a pair of sunglasses that is flattering and fashionable," Zizov tells POPSUGAR. Here, we've rounded up some of the best prescription sunglasses based on Zizov's criteria — and they're all both functional and stylish. Whether you're looking for something sporty, with beach vibes, or for everyday wear, these prescription sunglasses are bound to check all your boxes.

— Additional reporting by Darian Stevenson

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Best Stylish Prescription Sunglasses That Double as Readers
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Best Stylish Prescription Sunglasses That Double as Readers

Zenni Geometric Glasses ($33 and up)

Multifocal sunglasses that are actually fashionable are hard to come by, but Zenni has some of the best ones on the market — including these pink geometric ones. Not only are they trendy, but you can also get them as bifocals or progressives, making them both functional and fashionable.

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Best Affordable Clip-On Prescription Sunglasses
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Best Affordable Clip-On Prescription Sunglasses

Warby Parker Durand Clip-On Wide ($65)

If you already have the Durand glasses from Warby Parker, you can easily turn your daily specs into sunglasses with these portable quick-clip lenses. The polarized sun lenses are lightweight yet sturdy, made of stainless steel, and designed to block 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays. If you're looking for a slimmer fit, they also come in a medium lens, in addition to the wide one.

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Best Prescription Sunglasses For a Retro Vibe
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Best Prescription Sunglasses For a Retro Vibe

Warby Parker Tilley Sunglasses ($95 and up)

Going for a retro glam look for your prescription sunglasses? Consider these oversize cat eyes. They're available in Petal Tortoise and Cognac Tortoise, and with Warby Parker's free home try-on feature, you can test out both versions (and up to five total) before you decide.

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Best Prescription Sunglasses With Clear Frames
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Best Prescription Sunglasses With Clear Frames

Clear Humor | RX ($89 and up)

These clear-frame sunglasses can be customized with your choice of lens color and optional upgrades, including polarized tech and blue-light-blocking power. They are made with 100 percent UV protection and offer a medium to large fit, recommended for oval and square face shapes.

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Best Prescription Sunglasses For People Who Are Nearsighted
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Best Prescription Sunglasses For People Who Are Nearsighted

EyeBuyDirect Good Vibrations ($65 and up)

These classic aviator sunglasses have a sleek, thin black wire frame and feature a double nose bridge, as well as adjustable nose pads and acetate temple tips for comfort. This pair comes in three different shades, and with more than a thousand customer reviews, users have praised it for being lightweight and providing full coverage without sacrificing style. These prescription sunglasses offer single-vision lenses, generally used for seeing things far away, or bifocals that allow you to see things both close and far away.

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Best Prescription Sunglasses With Mirrored Lenses
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Best Prescription Sunglasses With Mirrored Lenses

Blenders Eyewear Ice Crush Sydney Sunglasses ($149)
The mirrored sunnies offer polarized lenses to prevent glare, UV coating to protect your eyes from the sun, and a light enough tint that they won't obscure your vision.

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Best Prescription Sunglasses Built For Style and Sweat
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Best Prescription Sunglasses Built For Style and Sweat

Roka Cambridge Prescription Sunglasses ($300 and up)

No one likes ill-fitting sunglasses, and these are exactly the opposite. They're made with ultra-lightweight TR 90 nylon and contain no pressure points, so they're as comfortable as can be. "Searched far and wide for glasses to wear during workouts (cycling, running, weight training), I sweat like I invented it, so typical glasses slip off my nose and from behind my ears. Whatever Roka has going on fixes that problem for me. I've worn these daily for a year now and have ZERO complaints," one reviewer states.

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Best Prescriptions Sunglasses For a Unique Look
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Best Prescriptions Sunglasses For a Unique Look

Warby Parker Melina ($195 and up)

This funky palette of contrasting colorways is great for a standout summer look! I'm always searching for sunglasses that are colorful, bigger than life, and just a little wonky — and these are all that and more. With an oversize, sculptural silhouette, these sunglasses would perfectly fit a wide or broad face. These shades include scratch-resistant lenses designed to block 100 percent of UV rays. The frame comes in two colorways — Striped Riviera (shown here) and Striped Sepia — while the lenses come in blue, brown, green, and gray violet gradient. You can also choose to purchase these as readers, single vision, or progressives.

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Best High-Tech Prescription Sunglasses
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Best High-Tech Prescription Sunglasses

Ray-Ban Stories Wayfarer ($299 and up)

If you love cool gadgets and capturing memories, these sunglasses from Ray-Ban are the perfect summer accessory. They're designed with built-in dual 5MP cameras and open-ear speakers to listen to your favorite music while capturing the world around you. "Even a digital camera doesn't provide that kind of immediate convenience, and it's so cool to be able to capture a moment exactly as I see it and in the precise instant that I see it — no need to prepare a camera's settings or unlock my phone in the process," Assistant Commerce Editor Kyley Warren says. You can read her full review here.

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Best Standout Prescription Sunglasses
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Best Standout Prescription Sunglasses

Maui Jim Blossom Sunglasses ($349 and up)

A personal recommendation from Zizov, these sunnies are inspired by Hawaii's flora and are meant to evoke awe and wonder. The multidimensional cat-eye silhouette is shown here in Pink Havana with Rose frame and Maui Rose lens that is both soft and stylish. But if you'd prefer another style or colorway, chose from three different frames and eight different lens colors to find the one that best suits your personality. You can snag these sunglasses in readers with a 1.5, 2.0, or 2.5 magnification or customize them by adding your specific prescription at a retailer near you.

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Best Sporty Prescription Sunglasses
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Best Sporty Prescription Sunglasses

Nike Show X2 Sunglasses ($305 and up)
Prescription sunglasses are a real game changer if you do a lot of outdoor activities and sports, and you can find many of them through SportRx. These Nike ones feature ventilated nose pads and nonslip rubber along the temples, and offer an unobstructed field of vision with semi-rimless frames.