Some cyclists avoid polarised lenses to better spot oil spills and puddles on the road. There can also be interference with the LCD display on some bike computers. However, this can be remedied with a slight tilt of the head. Polarised lenses do reduce reflected glare off the road and enhances vision , making it more comfortable as glare is a fatiguing nuisance. It is a personal preference as to whether a cyclist should choose polarised lenses or not.
The right lens tint : can make all the difference in spotting those rocks, nails, and other flat-tire causing demons lurking in the bike lane by increasing your vision’s colour contrast. Here’s the best lens tint colours for the given conditions:
- Bright & Sunny:Grey and green
- Overcast: Copper and amber
- Cloudy & Nighttime: Yellow and clear
Correctly fitting frames
Enduring Fit An enduring fit is required for longer rides, tighter fits become more noticeable. A lightweight frame with rubber grips will prevent slipping on your hotter rides. The smaller the nose piece, the better, because combined with a half-rimmed style, your peripheral vision is clear to see what’s in front of you and those crazy right turners to your left.
Ventilation and Padding: Ventilation , padding, and an elastic strap will improve both fit and vision. The padding will increase distance between your face and your lenses, which will help prevent your lenses from fogging up. Just like rolling windows down in your car, vented lenses and frames will help with fogging too.