Splitting the wind on an adrenaline-rushing descent can be eye-watering without quality cycling glasses. Not to mention the dangers of debris, rain, mud, and absent-minded insects that can easily find their way into your eyes whilst riding. Even clear days pose a threat, with exposure to strong or even moderate sunlight proving potentially damaging to the hard-working retinas of cyclists everywhere.
Cycle-specific glasses are designed to wrap around the head and cover the eyes for full protection. Along with a wide field of view, a wrap-around design also helps keep the lenses in place, especially over bumps or if you take a quick look down at your gears.
With technologies such as anti-fogging coating, UV protection, photochromic lenses and hydroleophobic coating, cycling sunglasses have dramatically developed over the years.