Polaroid Suncovers – sunglasses on top of eyeglasses

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Polaroid Suncovers are sunglasses that you wear on top of your eyeglasses. Suncovers look almost like normal sunglasses, but you wear them on top your eyeglasses.

When I first heard about this product, I was very suspicious and I wasn’t convinced even when I saw pictures. The idea of wearing two glasses simultaneously on top of each other just seemed weird and it was hard to believe that it could work.

When I got a chance to test Suncovers, they convinced me. Suncovers fit incredibly well over most eyeglasses and they don’t need to be fixed in any way. This is why they can be worn with almost all eyeglass frames. Personally, I have only seen a few frames that weren’t compatible with Suncovers.

At a distance, Suncovers look just like normal sunglasses, but if you take a closer look, you notice that a person is wearing two glasses. Suncovers work best when used as second sunglasses, even though they are easy and good to wear.


One good way to use Suncovers is to keep them in the car. This way, when the sun starts to shine you have a pair of sunglasses in the car even though you may have forgotten your actual sunglasses home.

As Suncovers are used on top of eye glasses, they are quite far away from the eye. This means that the wide earpieces of the frames may narrow your field of vision. Take this factor into account when driving a car, for example.

Another issue is that because the suncovers are not that close to the eye, there may be reflections coming into the eye.

It’s also possible to have Suncovers as your only sunglasses. They are more affordable option than sun glasses with power. You can also wear Suncovers without eyeglasses just like normal sun glasses.

Suncovers: the prices and collection

You can find Suncovers in different colors and models. Depending on where you purchase Suncovers, they cost around 50-60 dollars. I have only seen these kinds of glasses made by Polaroid and I cannot say if some other manufacturer also makes them. You can find pictures of Suncovers on Polaroid web pages.

Please note that the advice and tips given in this blog are based on Finnish regulations and laws. Therefore, you need to verify the regulations and laws in your country from your own optician, optometrist or eye specialist.

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