Prescription motorcycle glasses have become increasingly popular among professional and enthusiast bikers who wear prescription glasses. Some of the glasses come doubled as sunglasses to protect your eyes from sunlight and the others come just like your regular eye glasses. Great motorcycle glasses not only protect your eyes from sunlight but also from dust, wind, insects and tiny specks. They are also the most comfortable glasses for you to ride with your motorcycles.
These glasses also give a cool look by supporting your outfit. Regular glasses just look out of place when you’re in biker gear. A lot of riders wear their regular prescription glasses inside their helmet. This is extremely dangerous as these glasses can come off during high speed or accidents and cause damage to the eyes. Prescription glasses specially made for bikers and motorcycle riders are the perfect fit for your eyes because they are strapped and also protect you from the elements.
Oakley Flak 2.0 XL Prescription Sunglasses
Oakley created the Flak 2.0 from its popular O-Matter frame. This pair of glasses has a stylish wrap-around frame perfect for riding your hog. It features nose pads made from unobtanium and plastic lenses for high definition optics. The nose pads ensure these glasses won’t slip off.
Oakley Radar EV Path Prescription Sunglasses
The Oakley Radar EV sports cutting edge eyewear technology with a sturdy, impact-resistant O-Matter frame and anti-slip Unobtainium ear and nose grips that only grow stronger the more you sweat. If you are wearing these bad boys while on your motorcycle, you will enjoy an extended view with improved peripheral vision and taller lens design. Match that with an improved ventilation system for an anti-fog view and you are set for hours.
With a solid brow line and frame, the Revel 002 is for the confident prescription-wearing motorcyclist. Its adjustable ear socks and nose pads make it sturdy and fitting. The Revel 002 is made from lightweight polycarbonate keeping it light with a sturdy finish.
Panlees’ SP012 in Dark Blue oozes out style and sport. Get comfortable and flexible with its dark blue plastic and gray rubber frame which runs through the back. The Panless SP012 is as cool as they come.
Need powerful prescription glasses for motorcycle riding? The Eyres Razor is specially handcrafted from acetate and features a wrap-around frame. Its arms are strong and when combined with shatter-proof lenses, speed becomes your peer.
Panlees makes beautiful use of polycarbonate with the SP016. This pair of glasses is just so powerful. Nose pads and adjustable ear socks give it the ultimate fit matching a bold brow line and beefy frames.
Bolle 6th Sense
The Bolle 6th Sense is almost frameless, it’s unbelievably sleek. The frame is shock resistant with an anti-slip nose and ear socks for the perfect comfort. Its made from ultra-light polycarbonate which will sit pretty on your face.
Eyres is known for its bold frames and the Titanic is no different. Its polished hue adds some class to its design. The Titanic is specially handcrafted from acetate. The wrap-around frame allows it stay still during motion.
The JH0028 from Panlees is one of the most stylish motorcycle glasses. The gorgeous multicolored lenses will protect your eyes from the sun while the polycarbonate frame keeps them in place. Its stylish and sturdy with special rubber coating on its arms.
How to Pick the Right Perscription Motorcycle Glasses For You
A lot of prescription motorcycle glasses on the market are photochromic. Some people call them ‘intelligent lenses’. Photochromic classes change color with exposure to the rays of the sun. This means they can darken or lighten based on the amount of sunlight in the environment. So, on a sunny day, these glasses will give a darkened tint and indoors or on a cloudy day, they would have the brightest tint. These are the best types of prescription glasses to buy.
Photochromic prescription motorcycle glasses were developed in the 60s to fill the need for bikers and motorcyclists who had eye defects and still wanted to ride motorcycles. The glasses lenses are made of plastic or polycarbonate material. This ensures that in case of accidents they do not shatter into tiny pieces and damage the eye further. They are protective gear and are produced as such.
The most important feature of these glasses is that they offer ease of riding and pleasure. When you put them on, it becomes easy to see clearly without worrying about bright light from the sun or the weather. They will definitely improve your motorcycle riding.
What to look out for when buying prescription motorcycle glasses
Prescription motorcycle glasses come in different types, colors and specifications. There are some factors to keep in mind before you make a purchase. We will go over them lightly in this article and then review a few glasses for you.
Type of Helmet
This is the most important thing to consider when purchasing a pair of motorcycle glasses is your type of helmet. Full faced shielded helmets require a different type of glasses compared to open faced helmets. You have to get the pair that’s just right for your helmet.
For open faced helmets you need prescription motorcycle glasses that have wind protection. We recommend the full wrap around glasses. The frames can be wrapped around your head and they usually come with a foam eye cup to seal the glasses. This is the part that keeps the wind out of your eyes.
If you’ve got a full face helmet, you need motorcycle classes that are convenient for it. We recommend you get glasses that have a straight back with thin temples so you can easily take them on and off. They also fit perfectly under the helmet and cause no discomfort.
There are several colors for lenses of motorcycle glasses. The most popular colors however, are red, yellow, smoke and clear. Clear lenses are okay for all day use, while the other colors should only be used during the dat. They should never be used at night because they are already tinted and this is unsafe. If you’ll like your glasses to automatically change tints, we recommend photochromatic glasses which we explained above.
Prescription Motorcycle Glasses Cases
Cases are important for your glasses. If you’re going to be riding your motorcycle frequently, you should check if the glasses you intend to purchase come with a pouch or a protective case. Cases make it easy to keep your glasses and carry them around.
These are usually rare but you can get prescription motorcycle glasses which allow you change lenses over time. These glasses allow you either adjust the lenses or swap them.