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Other Names for Sunglasses

These are other names for sunglasses or eyepieces with darkened lenses:

Glares is a term popular in India if the glass is dark. If the glass is light then it's Coolers.

Sun spectacles is a term used by some opticians.

Spekkies is a term used predominantly in southern Australia.

Sun specs (also sunspecs) is the shortened form of the term above.

Sunglasses is a term in common usage in Britain and North America, and it is also used when preceded by "pair of".

Sun-shades can also refer to the sun-shading eyepiece-type, although the term is not exclusive to these. Also in use today is the derivative abbreviation, shades.

Dark glasses (also preceded by pair of) - generic term in common usage.

Sunnies is Australian and New Zealand Slang

Specs is a common name for sunglasses in North America.

Smoked spectacles usually refers to the darkened eyepieces that are worn by blind people.

Stunna shades


Hater blockers

Locs (also maddoggers) is a term for very dark lensed sunglasses.


These are just some of the other names for sun glasses that we've found.