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Buyer's Guide: Sunglasses for Motorcycle Riding

The motorcycle sunglasses you purchase should be comfortable to wear, but also provide you a protective element to ensure your eyes are not hurt or damaged while riding. There are far too many riders choosing glasses based on what matches their attire, rather than what they really need in terms of safety, this can be quite dangerous.

In order to find the right eyewear for your riding pleasure, consider the following carefully. Remember, even if you wear a helmet, having the right eye gear can ensure your eyes are protected from the sun.

Lenses

Most experts highly recommend polycarbonate, polarized motorcycle sunglasses since they cut the glare, are hard to break so they reduce eyestrain while providing a clear view of the road ahead.

There are some motorcycle glasses that have photochromic, or tTransitions lenses. These are a good option for riders who enjoy time on the road during the day and night. The darkness or lightness of the lenses depend on the amount of sunlight the glasses are exposed to; however, they do not get as dark as the polarized lenses, so they may not be as comfortable for individuals who are sensitive to sunlight.

Frames

Another important consideration is the frame. The most protective design is glasses that wrap around the rider's face. These glasses help to keep the wind away from the eyes and protect the area around the eyes. If another type of frame is preferred, the rider should ensure the sides are wide enough to offer some protection. Some models also come with removable climate guards for extra protection against the elements. Be sure to look for ventilation for wrap around glasses, as well, since this will affect how comfortable they are to wear and minimize lens fogging.

Prescription or Non-Prescription

Thanks to modern technology, riders can now purchase motorcycle sunglasses with Rx lenses made to their required prescription. This means they do not have to worry about wearing glasses or contacts while on the road. This helps to minimize the potential for damage and ensure the rider's eyes are safe and comfortable.

It is important to carefully consider the options when choosing motorcycle sunglasses. This will help ensure you find a pair that meets your needs and protects your eyes.

 

GogglesNMore’s top picks for motorcycle sunglasses:

 ·      F. Morys MS038 (White/Blue with Grey Tinted Blue Mirror lenses)

        Rx-able with prescription lens insert, standard revo mirror lenses with optional photochromic outer lenses that’s probably most price competitive on the market

 ·      Fuglies RX08 Sunglasses [Gloss Black] (Prescription/Rx Lenses Available)

          Rx-able with slimline temples for more comfortable fitment under a helmet, removable foam gasket for extra protection

 ·      Liberty Sport CHOPPER [Matte Black / Shiny Silver with Ultimate Driver lens]

          Rx-able, hard core styling with removable gaskets and side shields for extra protection when you’re on the road.

 ·      Liberty Sport TORQUE II [Shiny Black - Goggles Style]

          Rx-able with helmet friendly, adjustable headstrap for extra comfort and stability