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Choosing the right prescription glasses for cycling

Choosing the right prescription glasses for cycling doesn’t have to be an arduous task. We’re here to help you every step of the way to ensure you find the right glasses to meet your exact requirements.

Cycling for many is not only a great way to keep fit and healthy, it is a complete lifestyle and many cyclists understand the importance of being equipped with quality safety wear for the whole body. For those who are visually impaired, even slightly, adding prescription cycling glasses to your cycling safety wear could significantly improve safety and awareness of the road, as well as enhancing the majestic views that are often found on a cycling journey.


Echelon stock a plethora of prescription cycling glasses in a vast array of colours, sizes and budgets to suit all, enabling everyone to promote more safety when cycling. Every cyclist has a moral responsibility to adhere to the highway code and those who need to wear prescription glasses every day should continue to do so with prescription cycling glasses when embarking on a cycling trip. Wearing prescription sunglasses not only promotes the safety of the cyclist wearing the glasses but the pedestrians and drivers who are also on the road.


Many cycling prescription glasses provide essential features including lenses which diffuse glare from sunshine, ensuring vision is not impaired and enabling the rider to maintain safety and clarity throughout their ride whether riding through busy, urban city centres or mountain biking through valleys and dirt tracks.  Investing in cycling prescription glasses is imperative when protecting eyes from damage caused by prolonged exposure to the sun, lenses can have UV-A and UV-B protection included within them which significantly reduces the risk of UVA damage.


Echelon stocks a wide range of branded cycling prescription glasses including Wiley X, Nike, Bolle and Serengeti to name a few and each brand offers distinctive styles for all personalities. Whilst prescription cycling glasses do provide a new level of safety when cycling, they also provide a new sense of style and at Echelon, everybody is certain to find their perfect style and fit of prescription cycling glasses.


When choosing the right prescription glasses for cycling, there are several factors to consider. Firstly, it’s essential to select a frame that fits comfortably and securely, providing unobstructed peripheral vision. Look for frames with rubber grips or adjustable nose pads to ensure a snug fit, even during intense cycling sessions. Additionally, consider the lens material; polycarbonate or Trivex lenses are ideal for cycling as they are lightweight, impact-resistant, and provide excellent optical clarity.


Another critical aspect to consider is the lens tint and coating. For cycling, a neutral or brown tint can enhance contrast and reduce glare, making it easier to navigate through varying light conditions. Some prescription cycling glasses also feature anti-reflective coatings, which can reduce glare from the road or surrounding environment. Furthermore, consider the level of UV protection you need, as some lenses offer higher levels of protection than others.


consider the specific cycling environment you’ll be riding in. For example, if you’ll be riding in bright, sunny conditions, you may want to opt for prescription glasses with polarized lenses to reduce glare from the road and surrounding environment. On the other hand, if you’ll be riding in low-light conditions, such as early morning or evening, you may want to choose glasses with high-visibility lenses or photochromic lenses that adapt to changing light conditions. By taking into account the specific demands of your cycling environment, you can choose the right prescription glasses to optimize your vision and safety on the road.


Ultimately, the right prescription glasses for cycling will depend on your individual needs and preferences. By considering factors such as frame style, lens material, tint, and coating, you can find the perfect pair to enhance your cycling experience. At Echelon, our expert staff can help you navigate our extensive range of prescription cycling glasses, ensuring you find the perfect pair to meet your unique requirements and ride in style and safety.

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