- Who here wears eye protection?
Got some Endura Trigger glasses this yr for summer riding and work brilliant at protecting my eyes from flies, sun etc. Just wish I’d gone for Stingray ones now with interchangeable lenses so I could use clear ones for low light and night riding 😕
You only get one set of eyes!!!Posted 6 years agoalfabusSubscriber
depends on conditions.
sunny and dry – yes, to stop the sun from annoying me
sunny, hot and moist – no, steaming up is annoying
muddy – yes, stop mud going in my eyes on downhills
rainy – yes or no, don’t like water streaming in my eyes, but also don’t like having to wipe glasses.
in conclusion…. sometimes.
DavePosted 6 years agoAidanMember
I never did like wearing glasses on the bike. Same sort of deal as you – I felt like I was detached and floating off the ground.
But, riding in open, sunny places I had to have something to deal with the brightness. I have found Endura glasses are distortion-free and way cheaper than Oakleys. I still prefer to ride with naked eyeballs, but at least the Endura glasses don’t mess with my vision.
As to whether or not you need to protect your eyes day-to-day, I know quite a few people who have hurt their eyes and would never ride without some sort of lenses. In 10 years of riding, I’ve never hurt my eyes, so I just keep riding without them unless it’s blindingly sunny.Posted 6 years agostumpy01Member
I’ve got some orange lens Blocs that are pretty good in all conditions, but they are old and tend to slide down my nose now (they never used to).
I’ve got some dark tint polarised Blocs for sunny conditions, but when off road and in and out of trees they are a bit too dark.
I tend not to bother – the only times I think I wish I had them on is dusty rides when your eye gets all gritty & really wet rides when you get muddy splashes in your eye.Posted 6 years agoTurnerGuyMember
Complaining of distortion is lame – just get some decent glasses!
The MucOff anti-fog stuff works quite well at keeping the mist off.
Not worth the risk of losing an eye because of no eye protection – even a simple fall into the bushes could end up with a twig entering your eye.Posted 6 years agoMountainMutantMember
I have worn various cheapy glasses which have badly fitted or scratched very easily.
Invested in some clear vented lense Oakleys and they have been great.
Wear them offroad to stop mud and branches and on road because I am so awsomely fast my eyes stream in the wind 😉
MMPosted 6 years agoturboferretSubscriber
Almost always wear glasses out on the bike, either racing jackets or M-Frames. As I often spend a lot of time on site, the M-Frames double as decent safety glasses too.
If it’s horribly muddy during a race, the glasses generally get confined to a back pocket after half a lap or so, but always start with them.
Cheers, RichPosted 6 years agosenor jSubscriber
Only in Epping this year – the trees try to poke my eyes out. Decent work safety specs do the trick.Posted 6 years ago
I’ve been using a muckynuts mud guard thing all year ,that seems to keep most of the debris off my face.
Still get the odd insect stingage though.
I was like the OP , got fed up of blurred vision through steaming up/sweat smears etc, that and I kept on losing glasses.However, If I know I’m riding in foliage then safety specs go on.kiloSubscriber
Rudy project ones. They are reactolite and have a flexible shatter proof lens, Had them for about 3 years and never had a problem with them and seldom ride off or on road without them. Fitting one of those neopreme things on the front forks also cut down the amount of crap hitting me in the facePosted 6 years agocows_in_carsMember
I wear Oakley’s religiously! I really fear something happening to my eyes. The one time I do ride without them is went very wet and misty in a race, when desire to keep going overrides ‘eye fear’. Still not found anything that combats the steaming up thing, wish I could find a solution.Posted 6 years ago
But to me glasses are like a helmets, I can’t/won’t ride without them.dorkingtrailpixieMember
I stopped wearing eye protection a year or so ago as I just couldn’t get on with it. Felt like I was playing a computer game somehow – just detached from reality a little by having a lens in front of me. Tinted shades were always a ‘no no’ and I tried for a long time with clear lenses but found slight visual distortion around the peripheral vision, especially when looking around tight corners (objects shifted slightly). I’m leaning towards thinking this is a bit dangerous and at some point I’m gonna ‘get one’ in the eye.
So then, anyone else share my feelings? Anyone care to recommend something good?
Cheers all!Posted 6 years agojonbaMember
sometimes but not when it’s raining or at night. At night I find they are distracting and when it’s raining they impair vision which is probably more dangerous.
I wear safety glasses constantly at work and don’t find them to be an issue but somehow they are on the bike. Maybe it’s a focus thing as on the bike I’m not exactly concentrating on close up detail like I am at work.Posted 6 years agoFunkyDuncMember
I’ve got the bolle saftey glasses too, cost about £5 from what I remember and look just as good as glasses cost 10 x as much.
I have to wear glasses the majority of the time as I cant shut my left eye. Over the years I have had a number of visits to remove various objects from my eye, it hurst like hell and its not nice thinking you could loose your sight.Posted 6 years agocows_in_carsMember
The people who find the distortion difficult, which I can understand completely, what glasses are you using as I have never found it a problem at all, for me looking through glasses is just the same as without (I mean non prescription, lucky to be blessed with excellent eyesight).
Also on another point has anyone tried Oakely’s anti fog spray? Does it work?Posted 6 years ago
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