In cycling friendly cities, how do near-sighted cyclists who need glasses manage to bike to work or school in the rain?
When I say cycling friendly cities, I'm referring to cities such as Utrecht, Amsterdam, and Copenhagen which have plenty of bike lanes for people of all ages and abilities. Plenty of cyclists in Amsterdam cycle in the rain. Even in Vancouver, bike traffic can greatly decrease.
When glasses get wet, it can be very hard to see which makes it dangerous to cycle. It can also fog. Unlike windshields of cars, glasses almost never have wipers and defoggers unless they're novelty products or custom modifications.
Depending on the severity of the myopia, not wearing glasses can make it too hard to see which is also dangerous. I had pupil dilator eye drops and remembered that it was hard to see the white lane markings.
Is it possible that in cycling friendly cities:
- Myopia rates are low
- Contact lenses are used
- Laser eye surgeries are used
- Fairings are used
- Having poor vision isn't that dangerous given the high quality cycling infrastructure
- Glasses tend to have more advanced coatings so they're more rain friendly