If you're a motorcycle rider, you know how important it is to protect your eyes from the elements while out on the road. Sunglasses are a crucial piece of gear that every rider should have, but not all sunglasses are created equal. When it comes to finding the right pair of motorcycle sunglasses, there are a few key factors to consider.
First is personal protection. Motorcycle riders are exposed to more hazards compared to drivers of trucks or cars. Physical impacts from airborne objects could lead to serious injuries to the eyes and face. Selecting shatterproof lenses and frames that meet the highest safety testing standards are imperative for personal protection.
Next, superior optical lenses that filter distracting light, glare and haze can not only improve comfort, but safety as well. Polarized and light filtering lenses that enhance contrast, depth of field and visual performance or preferred by both amateur and professional riders.
Finally, eyewear comfort will minimize fatigue while ensuring the rider maintains focus. Sunglasses that are equipped with features like ventilation controls and gaskets can help regulate temperature while deflecting dust or particles from reaching the eyes.
Can I get Rx sunglasses for motorcycle riding? ›
Yes, Wiley X offers prescription for most Wiley X eyewear. Motorcycle sunglasses must accurately apply the rider’s unique prescription in high-wrap frames – a popular choice of riders since the frames help block distracting side light from entering the eye. Wiley X can accurately apply the Rx without twisting the frames or lenses. Poorly fit Rx lenses will lead to visual distortions and decreased visual acuity.
Can sunglasses used for motorcycle riding be used for other activities? ›
Yes, all Wiley X adult eyewear is ANSI Z87.1+ tested for both high -velocity and high-mass impact protection. All Wiley X lenses are shatterproof and meet all safety testing for optical clarity. Polarized and light filtering options block glare, distracting light and improve visual performance, on the road, on the water and on land. Our sunglasses are approved for on-the-job safety and off-the-job activities in any environment.