Once associated with extreme sports and outdoor adventures, mirrored lenses are now taking their time to shine as one of the biggest eyewear trends of this year.
This lens type has developed in order to reflect light away from the eyes during low cloud coverage, and for those with light sensitivity.
But, the new wave of mirrored sunglasses proves that they can be as stylish as they are practical.
Scroll down to check out some of the best mirrored sunglasses and flash lenses on the market right now.
A staple in everyone’s wardrobe, the Ray-Ban aviator is one of those styles that never goes out of fashion no matter what iteration you go for.
Offering a 2017 take on the classic silhouette, these gold-framed sunnies with blue flash lenses provide all the style kudos of the original, but with a dose of edginess thrown in for good measure.
Ideal for the man who appreciates timeless style as much as modern innovation, these large aviators will keep your eyes protected on even the sunniest days in the city.
You can always rely on adidas to make innovative eyewear to see you through every type of activity.
Whether you’re a hiker, cyclist or runner, make sure you’ve got these AD02 Zonyk Pro sunglasses in your repertoire.
Ergonomically designed to inspire speed and performance, these frames offer a wide field of vision, detachable foam bar to block sweat, and full UV protection.
What’s more, they come complete with trademarked details like polycarbonate lenses, a double-snap nose bridge, TRI-FIT temples and a Lens Lock system.
You’re guaranteed the best fit with these sunglasses which will work as hard as you do.
We love the eye-catching hue of this orange pair, but why not check out the other colour options on offer to find the ones that best suit your personal style?
Timeless in style and quietly understated, these Rocco by Rodenstock RR322 frames are ideal for those days when its sunny but there’s still some level of cloud coverage.
The lenses are 66% mirrored, meaning they offer the benefits of flash and tinted lenses in terms of looks and function.
The classic square shape is a style you can’t go wrong with, while a signature touch is given in the form of the yellow circle at the tips, making these frames instantly recognizable albeit in a subtle way.
A best-selling style from the brand, these RR322 sunglasses are the epitome of what Rocco by Rodenstock does best.
Combining a classic model with contemporary details, these Ray-Ban Gatsby I sunglasses are the epitome of old-meets-new design.
The rounded phantos sun shape is accented with the mirrored lenses and metallic double bridge which lend these frames their distinctive shape.
Offering all the features you’ve come to expect from Ray-Ban – UV protection, sturdy construction and innovative style – the Gatsby I will lend a vintage-inspired twist to even your most modern outfits.
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