You wouldn’t leave your cycling helmet at home–but do you give your eyes the same protection as your head? According to the New York Times, outdoor cycling sends children to the hospital for eye injuries more often than football. Your eyes meet plenty of risks on the road, including nasty crashes, flying debris, and continuous radiation damage from the sun. Prescription cycling glasses are the perfect solution to all those problems.
When you’re out for a ride, you need to see clearly and protect your eyes from damage. Prescription cycling glasses are extremely versatile, offering models for every kind of rider. All feature wide, curving lenses that maintain a full field of vision. Fit them correctly, and you just might forget that you’re wearing glasses at all!
Lenses can be made with your prescription, so you won’t need to leave clear vision behind when you take to the road or trail. And those trendy lens colors don’t just look sharp—they also have distinct purposes. Here are the four most popular lens colors, along with the situations in which they are most useful:
You can also choose from a variety of lens coatings to customize your glasses. Prepped for an all-terrain session? Look into photochromatic lenses, which shift color depending on the light conditions. If you’re a fan of long road rides, make sure you purchase lenses with both UVA and UVB protection to protect your eyes and face from the sun’s harsh rays. Riders who tend to get hot can opt for anti-fog lenses, and frequent riders often invest in sturdy shatter-proof models. Mirror-coated lenses shield your eyes from bright sunlight, while polarized lenses cut away glares and reflections that impact your line of sight.
Can’t decide? No problem. Most cycling glasses feature an interchangeable design, allowing you to pop different lenses in and out depending on the conditions of your ride.
Now that you’ve decided on the perfect lenses, you’ll need to keep them on your face. Thankfully, modern prescription cycling glasses are form-fitting, comfortable, and even stylish! Here are a few of the key features you should always look for:
Add together all these features, and you’re well on your way to a comfortable, durable riding companion.
Are you a cyclist? Interested in a new pair of prescription cycling glasses to improve your ride? Call Dr. Leonard’s office at 818-891-6711, or simply make an appointment online. We can find glasses that suit any riding habits, tastes, and budget!