Safety Glasses while Cycling

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Cycling can be risky without the right gear. You already know helmets are a must-have, but don’t forget about eye protection. Glasses for cycling protect your eyes and help you see clearly. Here’s what you need to know about wearing protective eyewear while cycling.

Cycling glasses can keep you safer in three major ways:

1. Protection from debris

Dirt, insects, and rocks are big problems when you’re riding a bike. Pebbles get kicked up by the bike’s tires, and flying bugs quickly dart toward your eyes. Even the smallest projectiles can do damage when you’re moving fast. Protective eyewear deflects it all, safeguarding your vision and letting you focus on riding safely.

2. Improved visibility

Safety glasses can give you better vision in poor weather conditions. We all know harsh sunlight is blinding without the right eyewear, but cloudy weather is also a problem due to UV rays. Polarized lenses filter distracting light and reduce glare in all weather conditions. They also protect your vision long-term by preventing damaging light waves from reaching your eyes.

3. Protection from the wind

The wind is a big issue when you’re riding a bike. Fast-moving air dries out the surface of your eyes, making them overproduce moisture and blurring your vision. Cycling safety glasses shield your eyes from air currents — keeping your vision sharp and focused.

Cycling glasses need to fit well and have the right features to keep you safe. Here’s what to consider before buying:

Finding a good fit

Protective glasses should feel secure on your face without squeezing too tight. If they slide around when you move, choose a narrower fit. If they’re uncomfortably snug, a wider frame can help. Ocusafe provides precise measurements of each frame so you can choose the best style for you.

Choosing a design

Frames are your chance to show some personal style. Ocusafe has a range of designs, including sleek, aerodynamic options for outdoor sports. Before you pick a pair, consider how big you want the lenses to be. Some cyclists prefer large frames with an extra-wide field of view. Others like narrow designs with a low profile. No matter the style, every frame from Ocusafe meets strict ANSI safety standards for top-tier protection.

Picking the right lenses

Many cyclists prefer tinted lenses to block distracting sunlight. Another popular option is Transitions® lenses, which smoothly go from clear to tinted when it’s bright outside. Whatever style you choose, Ocusafe offers prescription and non-prescription lenses for personalized protection.

Adding lens coatings

Protective glasses should be durable no matter what, so every pair of Ocusafe glasses automatically features a tough anti-scratch coating. For added comfort, add an anti-glare layer or blue light filters to block irritating lights.

Safety gear should be a top priority when you’re cycling. Don’t leave your eyes exposed — protect your vision with Ocusafe safety glasses. Ocusafe lenses deflect debris and block damaging sunlight, boosting your safety during every ride. Protect your eyes today. Order affordable cycling safety glasses from Ocusafe.

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Marc Weinstein

Dr. Weinstein's interest in eyecare was sparked at a young age when he struggled in school due to an undiagnosed eye condition. Once he received a diagnosis and underwent vision therapy prescribed by an optometrist, his life changed. This experience ignited his passion for optometry and improving people's lives through better vision.

With a career dedicated to optometry, Dr. Weinstein has made significant contributions to the field. In October 2000, he launched the website to address the affordability of prescription eyeglasses. 39DollarGlasses offers lightweight and shatter-resistant polycarbonate lenses as well as hundreds of stylish frames at affordable prices, making quality eyewear accessible to more people.

His understanding of the crucial role that protective eyewear plays in preventing eye injuries and his unwavering commitment to eye safety led Dr. Weinstein to launch Ocusafe™ offers a collection of high-quality safety glasses that meet the highest industry standards for durability and effectiveness. Through Ocusafe™, Dr. Weinstein aims to fulfill the needs of individuals and companies seeking top-quality safety eyewear and prioritize eye safety in various industries and activities.

Dr. Weinstein is dedicated to educating patients about the benefits of different lens enhancements, which can improve vision and provide relief for various conditions. These enhancements have a positive impact on migraines, sleep, and photophobia. His passion for this cause has resulted in the introduction of Neurolux™ headache lenses on and Ocusleep™ lenses, available at He also launched to meet the growing demand for safe contact lenses.

Dr. Weinstein earned his doctorate from the Illinois College of Optometry and completed his residency in Low Vision and Geriatrics at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. In addition to his professional pursuits, he enjoys traveling, sports, and spending quality time with his wife and three children.