A great pair of sunglasses does more than just make you look good: They protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays. They guard against the wind and sand. And they help you see clearly on days when the sun is working overtime.

From retro Ray-Bays to cutting-edge polarized shades with ultra-lightweight frames, here are some of our favorite picks for sunglasses for men.

Polarspex Retro Sunglasses

Polarspex Retro Sunglasses
Who wore these best: Tom Cruise in "Risky Business" or Madonna in "Desperately Seeking Susan?" Truth is these unisex '80s style glasses look great in any decade. The Polarpex polarized lenses are designed to keep out UVA / UVB rays as well as look snappy on the way to the beach or cineplex.Amazon

Oakley Men's Holbrook Sunglasses

Oakley Mens Holbrook Sunglasses
If wearing these makes you feel like a gold-medal winner, don't be surprised - Olympic snowboarding star Shaun White worked with Oakley during the creation of these Holbrook sunglasses. As a result, expect superior clarity, optimized peripheral vision and stress-resistant frames - built by and for champions.Amazon

SUNGAIT Ultra Lightweight Sunglasses

SUNGAIT Ultra Lightweight Sunglasses
Why we love these sunglasses: The metal frames that are lightweight but also built to last. Oh, the classic rectangle design is a huge plus too - both sophisticated enough for social events and practical enough for outdoor Florida adventures. The polarized lenses also block 100 percent of the UVA and UVB rays that harm your eyes.Amazon

KastKing Hiwassee Sunglasses

KastKing Hiwassee Sunglasses
These KastKing sunglasses just seem to crave an afternoon in the Florida sun. The wraparound design gives the necessary protection for biking, boating and fishing. The lightweight frame and nose and temple pads also will provide needed relief for all 18 holes on the golf course. Choose between smoke, brown, and copper for lens colors. (Tip: The smoke ones are best for the bright Florida sun and for producing the best color reproduction.)Amazon

J+S Classic Aviator Sunglasses

J+S Classic Aviator Sunglasses
Ah yes, the ever-popular aviator sunglasses - if there's one style of sunglasses that has never gone out of style in Florida it's this one. From the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo flyboys at Kennedy Space Center to the weekend warriors from Jacksonville to Key West, these feel like a Florida original. The J+S specs have the lightweight frames and polarized lenses we expect in our sunglasses these days. The one-year warranty makes this an even more stress-free call.Amazon

MERRY'S Unisex Vintage Sunglasses

MERRYS Unisex Vintage Sunglasses
Reviewers rave about MERRY'S one-piece nose pads and the aluminum-magnesium frames. We love the seven available color options.Amazon

SOJOS Classic Sunglasses

SOJOS Classic Sunglasses
Tortoise-shell glasses are truly timeless, so we're all in on this SOJOS model. Plastic frames with composite lenses keep them lightweight, and the frame design keeps it stylish enough to wear at a sidewalk cafe or a day out on the water.Amazon

Joopin Semi Rimless Sunglasses

Joopin Semi Rimless Sunglasses
Worn by the Hollywood elite since Tinseltown first sprung up, these semi-rimless glasses are just as popular in Hollywood, Fla. The UV400 protection coating means 100 percent safety from UVA and UVB rays, making these both practical and pretty.Amazon