sunglasses for large heads

You may be looking at the title of this article and thinking, “Wait, what? Sunglasses for large heads?” Well, I would like to point out that these sunglasses will work for anyone. Large heads or not; human or not. But they are especially great for those with larger than average-sized noggins, like myself. If you fit either description above, you should definitely keep on reading. We have researched the top sunglasses for large heads. Hence, this article on sunglasses for large heads oakley. Below, in this article, you will find polarized sunglasses for large heads. Read on to discover them.

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Even if you have the right shoes, jacket, and the most comfortable pack, skimping on sunglasses can make for a long day of squinting followed by an inevitable headache. Don’t let the sun ruin your day. Rather, invest in the right pair of sunglasses for your needs and adventures. There are a couple things to look for when choosing the right pair. Dr. Leigh Plowman, Optometrist and Dry Eye Directory founder, recommends seeking out shades with polarized lenses that help reduce glare and eye strain1. Beyond that, shades should also be comfortable and offer top protection. (Look for labels that say “100 percent UV protection” or “UV absorption up to 400 nanometers2.”)

“Just like sunscreen lotion, sunglasses block harmful UV rays which can cause and/or accelerate a number of conditions in and around the eyes,” says Dr. Esther Young, Director of Optometry at EyeQue. “It’s very important to note that even in the winter or on cloudy days, blocking UV rays is still important because they penetrate clouds,” she adds. “Even if it is not sunny and bright outside, you still need to wear sunscreen lotion and 100 percent UV protection for your eyes.” 

Here are the best sunglasses for a wide range of activities.

Best Overall: Ray-Ban Aviator Classic

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  • Variety of lens and color options
  • Lightweight
  • Comes with cleaning cloth

What We Don’t Like

  • Bendable
  • Light can get in the sides

They’re iconic for a reason. Ray-Bans’ classic aviators come in a wide variety of lens and frame colors, from black frames and green lenses to polished silver frames with silver-gray lenses. You can also find the right frame width for your head, pop in prescription lenses, or make them polarized. Originally designed for military use, they block 85 percent of visible light and most blue light, too.

Lens Width: 55 mm., 58 mm., or 62 mm. | Nose Bridge Width: 14 mm. | Polarized: Yes | Unisex: Yes

Best Budget: Sungait Vintage Round Sunglasses

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  • Full coverage
  • Affordable
  • Flexible

What We Don’t Like

  • Not rubberized

Extremely easy on the wallet, it’s hard to beat these retro-looking Sungait sunglasses. With composite UV-400 lenses, they’re both lightweight and made for the long haul, with a money-back guarantee and lifetime warranty against breakage. While they’re made of plastic, it’s reinforced well with a durable, yet flexible TR90 frame, and the shades also come with a small screwdriver to adjust the hinges with. We think they’ll look good on guys, too.

Lens Width: 55 mm. | Nose Bridge Width: 19 mm. | Polarized: Yes |
Unisex: Yes

Best For Skiing: Oakley Holbrook Square Sunglasses

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  • Lightweight
  • Available in different lens colors
  • Scratch- and impact-resistant

What We Don’t Like

  • More expensive

Oakley Men’s Holbrook Sunglasses Review

Polarized, snug-fitting shades are essential for the high-glare conditions of a ski slope, and you’ll want lenses that are lightweight (look for polycarbonate) and have scratch- and impact-resistant features. Oakley, a leader in sports sunglasses, fits the bill with its Holbrook sunnies: they have the brand’s PRIZM lens technology, which augments your vision in glare conditions to make navigating the backwoods and off-piste areas easier.

Frame Width: 137 mm. | Nose Bridge Width: 18 mm. | Polarized: Yes | Unisex: YesTested by TripSavvy

I tested the Oakley Men’s Holbrook Sunglasses during the summer in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, skiing July snow, mountain biking, and driving around town. With the mirrored Ruby lenses, my Holbrooks were eye-catching without being the first part of me to walk in the room. They have a classic square look, though the frames contour in towards your face, minimizing gaps and maximizing coverage. 

At just 28 grams (less than an ounce), the Holbrooks felt light on my face, and they fit snugly without making me feel like my head was getting squeezed. They never felt in danger of falling off, even when I was skiing or biking fast. The frames are nice and flexible, so when I accidentally put weight on them, they bounced back instead of breaking or warping. After a few weeks of wearing the Holbrooks, I noticed some minor scratching, though none was major or impacted clarity.

The Prizm lens color enhancements made greens really pop and stand out from dirt and rocks. They also weren’t too dark, so I felt comfortable shifting from sun to shade. The real value of the Holbrooks is their ability to do double duty as sport and casual shades. —Justin Park, product tester

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Best For Golf: Oakley Men’s Flak 2.0 XL Sunglasses

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BUY ON AMAZONBUY ON DICK’SBUY ON OAKLEY.COMOakley Flak 2.0 XL Prizm Golf Sunglasses ReviewWhat We Like

  • Lightweight
  • Superior lens quality

What We Don’t Like

  • Not flattering on every face
  • Pricier

When it comes to golf sunglasses, there’s none better than Oakley’s Flak 2.0 XL Polarized Sunglasses. The frame is durable, lightweight, and built to have a three-point fit, while the PRIZM scratch-resistant lenses are built to contrast in HD for better views on the course—allowing you to spot the boundaries of the fairway and rough, as well as evaluating distance with an improved vision. Even more, grips ensure that the glasses stay on, even mid-swing on a sweaty day. If you play in super-bright, sunny conditions, try out the Dark Golf version of these PRIZMs.

Lens Width: 59 mm. | Nose Bridge Width: 12 mm. | Polarized: Yes |
Unisex: NoTested by TripSavvy

The golf iteration of Oakley’s Flak 2.0 XL Prizm offers players an ideal level of contrast and color control that helps them follow a golf ball through the air more easily at long distances. Paired with lightweight, flexible yet rugged frames, the Flak 2.0 XL is a solid option for a golf-specific pair of lenses.

From tee to green, I found that shots hit in the air were much easier to follow down the fairway thanks to the contrast provided by these lenses. The tuned colors and enhanced visibility kept me from losing the white ball against the clouds or as it landed near the tree line (we’re talking more than 250 yards away!). But like most sunglasses, the Flak 2.0 XL Prizms actually made it more difficult to find the ball in the rough. So when I got close to where my ball finished, removing the glasses made the ball more visible. The same is true for reading greens. When on the putting surface, I found it much easier to determine grain and slope with my naked eyes. 

On cloudless days, I found my eyes wanting a darker lens and would switch to a pair of polarized Ray-Bans that block more light. Under cloud cover or overcast skies, the Flak 2.0 XL Prizms work quite nicely and my eyes felt comfortable. The scratch-resistant lenses are exceptionally durable. Over the course of three rounds, I dropped them several times and kept them inside a pocket in my golf bag, and there is no visible damage. In fact, they still look new. Though if you do put a gash in them or back over them with a golf cart, the Oakley does sell replacement lenses for $50. — Nicholas McClelland, Product Tester

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Best Polarized: Oakley Men’s Turbine Polarized Sunglasses

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  • High-quality lenses
  • Impact resistant
  • Adjustable nose pads won’t pull hair

What We Don’t Like

  • Few color options

Oakley is known for its high-quality lenses and advanced performance technology, and the Turbine Polarized Sunglasses are no exception. These sunglasses are made out of Plutonite lens material, which filters out 100 percent of UVA, UVB, and UVC. Better yet, they protect against blue light from devices, too. They have a three-point fit for optimal comfort—these sunglasses only touch your nose and behind your temples. There’s also padding in those areas, so the sunglasses won’t slide when you sweat. And since these feature a streamlined design, they can be worn during active sports and time spent leisurely in the sun.

Lens Width: 63 mm. | Nose Bridge Width: 17 mm. | Polarized: Yes |
Unisex: No

“For low nose bridges, I recommend choosing a frame with metal adjustable nose pad arms.” — Dr. Esther Young, Director of Optometry, EyeQue

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Best For Fishing: Duduma Polarized Sports Sunglasses

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  • Affordable
  • Scratch-resistant coating
  • Versatile

What We Don’t Like

  • Not flattering on some face shapes

Duduma’s pair of polarized sports sunglasses will take you from the river and lake to the bike, ski, and hiking trails. Besides guarding your eyes against UV rays, the 100 percent polarized coating also cuts glare. Polycarbonate lenses and frames are durable and scratch-resistant, and the sunglasses come in a variety of colors, from silver frames with black lenses to yellow lenses and black frames. And, at this price point, it doesn’t feel like a big loss if they happen to fall in the stream.

Lens Width: 64 mm. | Nose Bridge Width: 33 mm. Polarized: Yes |
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Best For Hiking: 7Eye Airshield Ventus

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  • Shatter resistant lenses
  • Eye cup won’t let in dust, dirt, or wind

What We Don’t Like

  • Doesn’t fit larger faces
  • Foam is tough to clean

Dr. Plowman recommends 7Eye frames for how they protect your eyes. They “wrap nicely around your eyes,” he says. “They keep out dust, debris, pollen, and wind. This means that your eyes won’t get sore while you’re hiking or skiing.” The brand also has a collection of sunglasses made just for people with dry eyes, which are designed to block out air and hold in moisture. Best of all, you can get them in both polarized and prescription variations on most of the models.

Lens Width: 61 mm. | Nose Bridge Width: 16 mm. | Polarized: Yes |
Unisex: Yes

Best For Running: Torege Men’s Clock Stoppers

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  • Versatile
  • Lightweight
  • Non-slip

What We Don’t Like

  • Not all lenses are polarized
  • Can be challenging to swap lenses out

One of the most comfortable running glasses on the market, these Torege Clock Stoppers are budget-friendly yet made to last. They’re made of lightweight Grilamid TR90 and the lenses are shatterproof. These come with three interchangeable lenses, so you can optimize your vision while you run in different light conditions. Interior padding grip along the temples and nose as you sweat for a secure fit. Best of all, Torege offers a lifetime breakage warranty on the frames.

Frame Width: 148 mm. | Nose Bridge Width: 20 mm. | Polarized: On one lens | Unisex: NoContinue to 9 of 15 below.

Best For Cycling: Oakley RadarLock Path

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  • Lightweight
  • Temple and nose grips add security
  • Comes with carrying case

What We Don’t Like

  • Won’t fit larger faces
  • More expensive

A long-time favorite among cyclists, Oakley’s RadarLock Path sunglasses offer lenses with its HDO technology—meaning clear, less-distorted vision and better refraction than regular lenses, plus they block UVA, UVB, and UVC rays and blue light up to 400 nm. They’re extremely lightweight, made with temple and nose grips that grip the more you sweat, and offer secure and quick lens replacement if needed, too.

Frame Width: 138 mm. | Polarized: Yes | Unisex: Yes

Best For Men: Sunski Treeline Sunglasses

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  • Side flaps block out sun
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Good for snow and water sports

What We Don’t Like

  • Might be too loose on small faces

Sunski’s Treeline sunglasses combines practical design with sustainability, so you can feel good wearing them every day. Modeled after ski googles and classic aviators, these glasses feature polarized lenses that are ideal for most outdoor activities and reduce eye strain. They also come with removable sun shield side panels that prevent fogging and side glare during high-intensity adventures. Best of all, Sunski makes its Treeline sunglasses with recycled materials and offers a lifetime warranty. While these oversized frames fit well on men’s faces, they’re unisex, making them great for gifting too.

Lens Width: 50 mm. | Nose Bridge Width: 22 mm. | Polarized: Yes |
Unisex: Yes

“Polarized lenses help to significantly reduce glare. They also give you added contrast. You may feel like colors seem vibrant again.” — Dr. Leigh Plowman, Founder, Dry Eye Directory

Best For Women: Le Specs Women’s Unreal Sunglasses

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  • Stylish
  • Affordable
  • 6-month warranty

What We Don’t Like

  • Not as much coverage
  • Doesn’t work well on fit larger faces

Le Spec’s sunglasses are reasonably priced—most hover around $60 to $80—but they’re also extremely well made and durable, so you’ll get more than just one summer out of them. The Unreal sunglasses are a modern take on the traditional 1990s look, with a thicker profile and gold hardware.

Lens Width: 52 mm. | Nose Bridge Width: 16 mm. | Polarized: No | Unisex: No

Best Prescription: Warby Parker Dorian

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  • Bold
  • Provide good clarity
  • Free at-home try on period

What We Don’t Like

  • Arms can be bent easily
  • Doesn’t have a nose bar

Warby Parker has made a name for itself in providing affordable, quality eyeglasses. The company’s sunglasses are no different: just like its regular glasses, you can pick some out to try online, have them shipped home, and put in an order on the ones you liked most. The unisex Dorian sunglasses are the best of any pair of prescription shades—they’re classic enough to go with anything, stylish enough to wear for many seasons to come, and playful enough to put you in a good mood on a sunny day.

Frame Width: 135 mm. | Nose Bridge Width: None | Polarized: No |
Unisex: Yes

Best Splurge: Persol 3225S

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  • Secure fit
  • Stylish
  • Customizable

What We Don’t Like

  • Limited color options
  • Nosepads aren’t adjustable

Italians are renowned for crafting well-made goods, and if you’re wanting to get one pair of sunglasses that will see you through the years, it’s hard to beat Persols. This model, which was originally designed in the 1980s, has staying power for a reason: they’ve got timeless style, top-quality lenses, and the world’s first patented system for eliminating that pesky temple squeezing. Other styles come with both trendy and classic designs, while collaborations with cool brands like A.P.C. keep things fresh. Better yet, add a monogram for an extra $10.

Frame Width: 145 mm. | Nose Bridge Width: 18 mm. | Polarized: No |
Unisex: Yes

Best Design: Topfoxx Women’s Marilyn Polarized Sunglasses

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  • Fashionable
  • Lightweight
  • UV 400 protection

What We Don’t Like

  • Bendable

The Marilyns are a modern take on a traditional cat-eye pair of sunglasses, with just enough flare on the sides and a sleek top rim to give off some Ray-Ban vibes, too. We’ve squashed ours in suitcases, thrown them in purses, and even sat on them without them taking too much of a beating.

Lens Width: 53 mm. | Nose Bridge Width: 18 mm. | Polarized: Yes |
Unisex: No

Best For Travel: REKS Round Sunglasses

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  • Scratch-resistant
  • Durable

What We Don’t Like

  • No nosepads

No, they don’t fold—but these sunglasses from Reks are virtually unbreakable. Opt for the memory-flex polycarbonate polarized version for crisp contrast. There are all sorts of coating on these sunglasses: multi-layer mirror, hydrophobic, scratch-resistant, and anti-reflective. Plus, they offer 100 percent UV 400 protection. Throw them in a case, in your bag, or even sit on them—this pair will last and last.

Lens Width: 49 mm. | Nose Bridge Width: 22 mm. | Polarized: Yes |
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Final Verdict

We love that the Ray-Ban Classic Aviators (view at Amazon) suit most face types, feature a timeless silhouette, and come in a wide variety of colors. They’re practical, too—with pop in prescription lenses and the ability to block most blue light.

What To Look For In A Pair Of Sunglasses


If you’re looking for a pair of sunglasses for cycling, they’re going to be very different from the sunnies you wear out for brunch. Sports sunglasses are built to wrap more tightly around your head, though their styling tends to be a bit much for everyday wear. Choose accordingly—and don’t be afraid to get two pairs. With care, each one will last a long time.


Whether you want to go sporty or more fashion-forward, there’s a pair out there for virtually everyone. Look in your closet to figure out what fits with your look.


You can spend as much or as little as you want on sunglasses—they’re sold at virtually every price point. Our advice? Get a pair that works for you, in terms of functionality and looks, so that wearing them becomes a (fun) habit. Of course, if you’re prone to misplacing them (no judgment!), spending a lot might not be the best idea.

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