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Choosing a pair of Motorcycle Sunglasses

May 7, 2008
Many bikers have learned the hard way that the sunglasses you wear when riding are very important to your safety in more ways than one. Actually a cheap pair of sunglasses have the potential to cause more damage than not wearing them at all. There are a few key features that you should look for when shopping for your next pair of motorcycle sunglasses or goggles.

Make sure that the goggles or sunglasses block out 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB rays and 75 to 90 percent of visible light. When you purchase cheap sunglasses that do not have UV protection you actually increase the risk of damage. Cheap sunglasses block some light which causes your retina to open and allow more light in and UV rays as well.

New advances in lens technology are now available. Polycarbonate lenses are not only thinner and lighter in weight than traditional plastic or glass lenses, but they also block out infrared radiation responsible for dry and scratchy eyes.

A lens often used in motorcycle sunglasses and goggles made with polycarbonate is practically shatterproof and resistant to impact. Anyone riding the roads needs this type of protection. Because these lenses are so durable they are the favorite of those involved in extreme sports.

Today's designs in eyewear offer choices which are much more advantages than previous designs. Look for face hugging ergonomic styles. These designs offer maximum sunglass coverage and protection from the sun, wind, and debris both from the front and sides.

When investing in a good pair of motorcycle sunglasses or goggles it is wise to get a pair with a decent scratch resistant coating. The leading scratch resistant coatings on the market today go a long way in keeping even the smallest scratches like the ones you get from just cleaning off of your lenses. This will help keep your vision clear and true.

Motorcycle sunglasses and goggles now have frames that are more flexible and durable thanks to new technology. High quality frames can take on the wear and tear of daily use from a motorcycle driver.

The next time you go shopping for your next pair of motorcycle sunglasses or goggles you should have a much better idea of what to look for. Don't think that just because a pair that has a designer name and high price tag is actually a better pair. Look at the details and buy for protection and comfort not the name.
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