If you’re like me, eye protection on the motorcycle means a pair of everyday sunglasses during the day. If you’re like me, those sunglasses are more aesthetically pleasing then functional, but manage to cut out enough glare to be considered working.
Of course the drawbacks to choosing this type of eye protection are many. Smaller lenses allow more dust and wind to come in contact with the eyes. If that wind is cold enough, or that dust gritty enough, it can cause your eyes to water, which blurs vision and creates a potentially dangerous situation while riding. Even a warmer wind can contribute to dry eye, which can result in more frequent blinking. If you ride with a motorcycle windshield, crosswinds or a line of site that is above the top of the windshield create opportunities for impairing your vision.
Recently I tired a pair of Eyesential sunglasses during a long ride and was pleasantly surprised.
Eyesential Motorcycle Riding Glasses
Eyesential sunglasses have a comfortable foam lining around the inside of the frame that provides a barrier to the eyes. This frame helps retains moisture around the eye while protecting from external elements. Providing 100% UVA/UVB protection, Eyesential sunglasses have scratch resistant polycarbonate lenses with anti-fog coating. When combined with small vent areas near the bridge, the anti-fog coating provides improved performance when riding in the rain.
Eyesential sunglasses provide the same wind protection as goggles without the discomfort of eyewear that is pressed into your face for hours on end. As a bonus, the sunglasses come in a microfiber drawstring case, which helps protect the glasses when they get exchanged in the saddlebag for night driver glasses.