Cycling sunglasses look great. But they serve a larger purpose -- protecting your eyes. No doubt you've been on a ride and had debris fly back in your face from bikes in front of you. And, of course, there's the occasional bug that smacks you in the face. Cycling glasses protect you from all that. Plus, you get the added benefit of UV protection and enhanced visibility. All that, and you get to look fabulous!
Some Key Features of Cycling Eyewear
Cycling glasses, including clear eyewear and cycling sunglasses, are important for protecting your eyes while riding. Even when the sun isn’t shining, you should be wearing some type of cycling eyewear.
Your eyes need protection from harmful UV rays and sunshine. Lighter colored eyes tend to be even more sensitive to light than darker eyes. You’ll want a pair of cycling glasses with at least a UVA/UVB 400 rating.
Look for a pair that’s lightweight, with rubber ear and nose piece grips, to prevent slippage and make sure your peripheral vision is clear. And make sure they offer plenty of ventilation.
There are lots of other considerations when it comes to cycling glasses:
- UV protection
- Photochromatic lenses
- Extra lenses
- Hydroleophobic coating
- Grippers and nose piece
Weather and wind play a factor in your selection as well. It’s best to get a wrap-around style that curves around your face to protect as much as your face as possible from the elements.
Polycarbonate lenses provide greater flexibility than glass to absorb the impact of flying debris better. Wrap-around cycling glasses also provide a better barrier for wind. That’s helpful especially for contact lens wearers, to stop the wind from drying out your eyes.
You Won't Know Until You Try Them On!
The best way to find the right pair of cycling glasses is pretty simple -- try them on. So when you’re looking for cycling glasses near you in Westchester County, stop by our cycling shop in downtown Mt. Kisco. There’s something for everyone. It’s a good idea to bring your bike helmet with you when you try on cycling glasses to make sure you’ll get the right fit when you hit the road.
We carry top brand cycling eyewear. Looking for a pair of casual looking cycling glasses that provide UV protection, fashion, and stay in place while you exercise? Check out our broad line of Scott and Tifosi eyewear. These cycling glasses stay in place even when you’re sweating and moving. They even look great off the bike too!
Make sure you check out Good’r cycling glasses, too. They have a serious following as they introduce new colors monthly. They’re so inexpensive that you can buy several and match all of your cycling outfits!
While you’re here, make sure you check out all our cycling gear. Our selection is one of the best around. It’s just one of the reasons we’ve been selected as one of America’s Best Bike Shops nine years in a row.