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Will yellow glasses stop me being blinded?

No. What blinds you is the relative brightness of the bike lights and the fact that unlike legal car lights, many of them are pointing straight at your face. The yellow lenses are designed to ...
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How to keep glasses dry in the rain?

The easy answer is a wide-brim hat or long visor on your helmet. This does work, at least at low speeds. You will have to experiment with options, as nothing like this is sold for this purpose as far ...
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Is cycling with crystal sunglasses dangerous?

I have had my glasses damaged when falling off/getting hit on my bicycle, even with a helmet. Since my lenses are polycarbonate, they tend to just bounce on the road if they do come out of the frame. ...
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In cycling friendly cities, how do near-sighted cyclists who need glasses manage to bike to work or school in the rain?

I'm very short-sighted and couldn't cycle at all without my glasses on. I don't find any particular problem cycling in the rain, and I don't see how the cycling-friendliness or otherwise of the city ...
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How to keep glasses dry in the rain?

The visor certainly helps - mine broke away 6 months ago, but the helmet is undamaged. Its almost impossible to find replacement brims. So you might want to think about your technique. Try riding ...
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In cycling friendly cities, how do near-sighted cyclists who need glasses manage to bike to work or school in the rain?

I have to wear glasses at all times, and I do cycle in all kinds of weather. Including rainy nights. The following is the rationalization of what I experience (I do know a bit about physics): When ...
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How to keep glasses dry in the rain?

Many cycling gloves are designed with a chamois or microfibre panel on the thumb section. This allows you to wipe glasses with the back of your thumb. It sounds rubbish, but it works really well, even ...
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Prescription Cycling Glasses

I'll answer you comment on contacts, as I think you should investigate it. I had the same dilemma a year ago. After wearing glasses for a couple of years for close up stuff, I was getting to the ...
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Sunglasses for commuting?

I'd like to expand on the answers offered by @STW and @Mac. The current rules here ask us not to offer product recommendations (the rules at the time of the original question may have differed). I'm ...
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Need cycling eyewear, but fogging is a big problem

Full Disclosure, I work for ColdAvenger Face Masks. Fogging is a difficult issue and our mask is only one part of the solution. We designed the masks to protect your lungs and keep moisture away ...
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Cycling glasses life span

Sunglasses have two enemies: dirt and UV rays. The polycarbonate itself is fairly tough and can last over ten years. It’s likely to get scratched up before the UV starts to cause it to yellow or ‘...
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How to keep glasses dry in the rain?

There are sevral options to prevent wet glasses. Do not ride in rain This is absolutely foolproof, but it doesn't solve the problem if you want/need to ride. Do not wear glasses in the rain You will ...
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In cycling friendly cities, how do near-sighted cyclists who need glasses manage to bike to work or school in the rain?

I've worn glasses for 30+ years now. My normal techniques are: Keep wearing the glasses - don't be tempted to ride without. A user with a low prescription might get away with it, but you want your ...
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Prescription glasses getting dusty and greasy

There are cycling helmets with integrated detachable visor. The visor covers the eyes. Yet the helmet is open below. I see them frequently on my commutes on rainy days. Most are urban style helmets. ...
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glassed mounted permanent mirror

I have never seen such a set of frames. Glasses are expensive, and having a permanently mounted mirror would mean you'd have the mirror there at all times when wearing that set. I have cycling-...
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Prescription eye glasses and shoulder checks

I've been wearing glasses since the age of single-digits. Initially, I could ride without glasses, but as my eyesight deteriorated, that was no longer possible. If you require corrective lenses to ...
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Prescription eye glasses and shoulder checks

FYI I use simple prescription glasses or sunglasses, where the frame is attached to the top of each lens, but not down the sides of the lens nor underneath -- so there isn't a frame at the side of the ...
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What tint colors are most useful for cycling sunglasses?

This answer draws some points from my answer on the commuting question that the OP linked to. There are two characteristics that we may be conflating. Lenses have a certain base color, which affects ...
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Prescription Cycling Glasses

I have a pair of Oakley Fives with prescription and transition lenses. They're ideal for cycling. I don't have to worry about changing lenses, as they are always the right shade. I'm really happy ...
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Is cycling with crystal sunglasses dangerous?

As a blind mole cyclist who has worn glasses for 30+ years, I'm more scared of dropping my glasses and smashing them on the ground. Without my prescription glasses, I can walk but I certainly can't ...
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How to keep glasses dry in the rain?

The vision it mostly interfered by raindrops sticking on the glass when the glass between raindrops is still dry. This happens in the beginning of the rain. It helps to sweep the glass with the finger,...
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How to keep glasses dry in the rain?

As a halfway to wearing a full face helmet, there are helmets with eye-shields like or one with less tail: Or there are add-ons to your existing helmet which may fit. https://bikerumor.com/2015/...
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How to keep glasses dry in the rain?

Additional suggestion is to turn your head a little, and often rather than holding the head still and moving your eyes. As you move your head, your eyeballs get a "line of sight" around any ...
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How to keep glasses dry in the rain?

In a heavy rain, I just take my glasses off. Hats or similar don't really protect the glasses enough to be worth the trouble.
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Prescription Cycling Glasses

Just wanted to put something down about the path I eventually chose, in case it helps anyone in the future. Having talked once again to my optician we agreed that contact lenses would probably not be ...
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Will yellow glasses stop me being blinded?

Maybe. Some manufacturers of these kinds of glasses claim that their products can help reduce glares from other cars using LED headlights. I'm not sure how much blue light it filters out. It's the ...
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Will yellow glasses stop me being blinded?

I've been trying some yellow clip-ons which mount to the front of my glasses. They produce a definite yellow tint to everything. In addition car windows look extra yellow at some angles, because ...
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Prescription glasses getting dusty and greasy

An ex-coworker of mine got a pair of goggles that he could put over his prescription glasses. In his case not so much because of dirt on the lenses, but because wind bothered his eyes. A lot of the ...
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Prescription glasses getting dusty and greasy

The other answers assume your lenses are contaminated by external sources. A different alternative is that you're the source of the greasiness, from sweat or perhaps hair products or similar. ...
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Sunglasses fogging on cool bright mornings - can I improve airflow?

The problem with fogging up glasses lies with the shape of the glasses AND the shape of the rider's head. Some combinations are simply incompatible. Since you can't change your head, try with a ...
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