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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Importance of Protective Eyewear When Riding

Protect Your Most Important Riding Element with Motorcycle Goggles

All riders would agree that eyesight is a critical component of riding a motorcycle. So why wouldn’t you protect your eyes? Wearing a pair of motorcycle glasses or goggles isn’t just a matter of comfort and looking like a stud. It’s a matter of protecting the delicate ocular orbs that make riding possible.

Let’s consider what could happen if you choose to forgo motorcycle riding glasses or a full face helmet.

Discomfort – Wind, sun, exhaust fumes – all of these elements lead to severely dry eyes. Rapid evaporation of moisture causes this uncomfortable condition, which can blur vision. Motorcycle glasses shield the eyes, and motorcycle goggles are even better at locking in moisture so it isn’t lost.

Injury – In this scenario, you’re driving down the road behind a truck with meaty wheels doubled up in the back. You’re just driving along minding your own business when all of a sudden – WHAM! That tiny rock that would have cracked the windshield of a car just took your eye out instead.

Inability to Drive – The biggest problem is that if anything along the lines of the scenarios above occurs, it will impair your ability to safely drive. That’s not only dangerous for you, it’s dangerous for other drivers who may become involved in an accident if you lose control or wipe out.

Long story short, find yourself a slick looking pair of motorcycle riding glasses so that you can enjoy the ride instead of worrying about losing an eye.

Types of Motorcycle Eyewear

Specialists like Dr. Sharon Kleyne agree that motorcycle eyewear is one of the best ways to avoid dry eye and injury. Here’s a look at the top options.

Motorcycle Goggles & Eyewear

Motorcycle Glasses – Chances are, you have a few pairs of sunglasses at home, which is better than nothing. But, it’s worth investing in motorcycle glasses that are designed to be worn while riding. They have a snug fit, are aerodynamic, and are made of a non-shatter material like polycarbonate.

Motorcycle Goggles – Motorcycle riding goggles offer slightly more protection than glasses since they wrap around the head and won’t come off. Goggles also completely cover the eyes so no wind will dry out the eyes. The one thing to be careful of with goggles is comfort. The motorcycle goggles for sale at Lick’s Cycles are designed to fully protect peepers, but have vented foam lining for comfort.

Helmet Shields – These aren’t technically eyewear, but they are protective helmet accessories that are meant to shield your eyes while you’re riding if you don’t have a full face helmet. They easily hook onto helmets and can either be fixed in place or flip up and down. You can also pair sunglasses with a helmet shield for added protection.

If all this hasn’t convinced you to shield your eyes, maybe to cool factor of Lick’s Cycles motorcycle goggles and glasses will. We’ve got numerous styles to choose from, all of which provide superior protection while you’re on the road.

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