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Why you need goggles and glasses for cycling

You probably have noticed that most of the cyclists wear special bike glasses, but why do they do that and do you need ones yourself?

Where and how are you usually cycling?

This question is basically the main way to define whether you need to wear bike glasses or not. If you don’t ride a bike on a very fast speed and usually go cycling on the flat terrain — you probably don’t need neither goggles nor glasses. Except for the very sunny days, when sunshine simply blinds you — then, of course, it’s highly recommended to wear sunglasses.

What do the glasses help with?

  • Dust. Some roads and paths aren’t covered with asphalt or any other road covering but rather a simple ground. On such paths wind easily riles up the dust and you risk getting some in your eyes if you don’t wear glasses.
  • Bugs. You should always consider such interferences for cycling as bugs and insects. They can fly at a pretty high speed, and when you’re also going too fast, you may get hit by a flying bug.
  • Wind. You can feel the wind blowing too strong when moving fast or descending in a bike. It can make your eyes watery, thus blurring the vision and making the ride very unsafe.
  • Rain. Usually, cyclists avoid riding during the rain, but we can’t control the weather, unfortunately. It’s easy to get eye infection if cycling without glasses, because rainwater can get mixed with sand particles and debris, and it can get on you from the passing cars and other cyclists.
  • Sun. Ironically enough, visibility decreases on sunny days — because sun may shine too bright and even blind you.

If you also need goggles and glasses to protect eyes and increase visibility — find them here.

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