No matter what season it is, the sun always seems to find a way into our view when we drive. Thankfully, we can put visars down and wear sunglasses; however, not all sunglasses are created equal. Some are certainly more effective than others; but with so many different options available, how can you tell that you’re getting a good pair? By making sure that the sunglasses you buy for driving have these 3 qualities.

Polarized Lenses

Polarized lenses effectively absorb the reflective glare that bounces off the road and upcoming cars. Needless to say, polarized lenses are ideal. Thanks to their absorption quality, you’ll be able to get a clear view of the road in front of you. 

Dark Grey Tint

Sunglasses come in a lot of fun colors. While colors like pink, yellow, and blue might be fun or cool, they’re not the most practical. See, these colors can make it hard to distinguish red traffic lights from amber yellow lights. To ensure that this does not happen, choose lenses with a dark grey tint. 

SPF Protection

Always make sure that your sunglasses protect 100% against UVA and UVB rays. While your car’s windshield already provides some UV protection, it’s best to “double down” when you can. The last thing you need is consistent sunburn. If that happens too often without proper care, you could be looking at more severe skin issues; therefore, when shopping for driving sunglasses, always pick ones that say “total protection” against both UVA and UVB rays.