Riding your cycle can be a lot more enjoyable if you don’t have to squint your way through it. While many cyclists thinks that fashionable shades or everyday glasses suffice the need, it’s just a misconception. Prescription eye gear, on the other hand, can improve your bike riding experience.
Protective eye gear
A good cyclist knows the important of clear vision and eye protection. Apart from reducing the glare of light that reflects from the lenses, neatly wrapped eye gear, keeps you protected from bugs, wind and debris. In case of a crash, if you don’t want to face the repercussions of shattered lenses, get shatterproof ones. One of the best materials to opt for while choosing your lens is high-grade polycarbonate, which not only makes the eye gear featherlight, but also provides great impact resistance.
What design and fit to choose for performance eye gear?
Stylish sunglasses,no doubt provide a fashionable design that make you look good, but that is one of the last things you’re going to be thinking about, when you’re zipping on your bike downhill. Performance eyeglasses are designed so they fit snugly, even when the cyclist is zipping past tracks without falling off. The ear-stems and nose-piece, come with a rubber padding that holds the eye gear in place even when the cyclist is perspiring. Apart from this, performance eyeglasses are more durable and lightweight. Also, these eyeglasses come with a frame-less bottom design through which the sweat drips right off the bottom, rather than pooling around the corners, which could affect your vision while riding.
What about the lenses?
Whether you choose mirrored lens or tinted ones, make sure it is in line with the sunlight. On an overcast day, use clear lenses or ones with an orange tint, so they block any harmful light along with brightening your view in low-light scenarios. Mirrored lenses are a good choice for sunny days, as they can give you a better view by blocking excess light and improving the contrast.
Polarized lens can help in bouncing off glare from the road, but it comes with the drawback of not being able to see the LCD screen on the cycle. Photochromic lenses are handy if you’re riding in light conditions that are bound to vary, as they can adjust by lightening or darkening based on the surrounding light. Progressive lens, being line-less bifocals, help in reading the cycle LCD and getting a clear view from a distance, which make it a lucrative choice.