Ever wondered whether floating sunglasses actually exist? You know, for when you inevitably drop them in the water while boating, fishing, or surfing? Maybe that’s how you wound up here after searching the term and believe us, we’re just as curious.
If you’re thinking of floating sunglasses as a futuristic design feature, you’re partially correct —think: the infamous specs that Morpheus wears in The Matrix. But they’re also sunglasses that would make a physics student proud: pairs that defy gravity and won’t sink to the bottom of the pool.
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How do floating sunglasses actually float?
So, do they exist? They can, but for the most part, the inherent function of sunglasses make them too heavy to scientifically float in water when you combine frames, lenses, and prescription – all important assets of eyewear.
What are the best materials for floating sunglasses?
We know what you’re thinking: do bamboo sunglasses float? While the answer’s yes — glasses made from porous materials like bamboo do float —when you add prescription lenses to them, they’ll sink, along with your hopes. So the best floating sunglasses are the ones that don’t actually float, if you catch our drift.
Can you get floating polarized sunglasses?
We wish! Floating polarized sunglasses, Oakley floating sunglasses, or any floating sunglasses that could contain our prescriptions and lenses would be amazing. But the truth is, sooner or later they’ll be under the sea and you’ll need a rod to fetch your pair. So, while floating sunglasses sound and were made to look as cool as Morpheus, they’re going to be hard to find for the pool this summer as they don’t really work. But if you are in the market for some new shades this summer, check out our range of options.