10 Reasons to Buy Prescription Eyewear
When it comes to motocross helmets and motocross glasses, there is one important accessory that should not be left out – an eye protector. You see, your eyes are the most important safety tool you could have in the sport of motocross, and should be protected at all times. If you don’t have eye protection when racing motocross, you can easily lose your vision and become seriously injured. This is why it is important that you buy yourself a good eye protector, so that you can protect your eyesight throughout the whole competition. So, which eye protector is the best?
A. Eye Pads. An adjustable visor headband offers universal side adjustability for use on any bike, with or without Helemt’s patented cheeky strap. There are many different styles, designs, and colors to choose from, so your protectors will always be unique. Combine this protection with interchangeable nose pads, cheek pads, and chin straps, and you will have the safest protect you can get on your bike.
B. Goggles. These protectors are made specifically to protect the eyes, and therefore are extremely important to wear during a race.
C. Mouthpiece. This is a common piece of eye protection equipment that is overlooked by riders. If you do not wear a mouthpiece, the blood flow to the eye may stop, resulting in temporary vision loss. Mouthpieces protect the eye by keeping saliva and other irritants from getting into the eye.
D. Scratch Guards. A scratched eye can become infected very quickly. These guards prevent scrapes from becoming painful or leaving permanent damage. They are extremely important to wear before a race. No other piece of eye protection is more effective at preventing scrapes and minor injuries as these guards.
E. Spectacles. Spectacles prevent dust and debris from entering the eyes, which is especially important if you wear glasses. If you need to have your eyes checked while riding your motorcycle, opt for colored eyewear so you will be better able to spot any potential eye infections.
F. Glasses Clean. One of the first things most new riders do is wash their glasses. This can be an easy way to prevent serious eye injury, but it can also result in eye irritation and scratches if the glasses are not properly cleaned prior to wearing them. Always dry your glasses before you ride to ensure they remain free of oil and bacteria.
G. Comfort. Protecting the eyes is important, but wearing adequate eye protection is even more important. A quality pair of sunglasses is essential if you drive or cycle often and should be worn at all times. In the winter months, goggles are a must, and an excellent pair of sunglasses will provide clear vision on a sunny day. For additional comfort, consider eye protection that fits snugly against the upper lids.
H. Sunglasses. The primary goal of wearing sunglasses is to protect your eyes from bright sunlight, but they don’t always give your eyes the protection they need. Even if you always follow this habit, it’s still important to make sure your lenses are kept clean. Any dust, dirt, or other debris can scratch the surface of your lenses and cause eye irritation if it gets into the eye. Additionally, lenses can lose their clarity over time and require replacement if they become too cloudy.
I. Frequent Use. One of the primary reasons many people purchase new glasses is because they often wear them infrequently. However, repeated exposure to concentrated UV rays without eye protection is extremely damaging and may result in severe eye damage. This includes squinting, pain, and even vision loss.
J. Maintenance. While it is important to change out your eye protectors every few months, it is also a good idea to clean them in between uses. If you have trouble reaching all the way down inside your prescription eyeglasses, consider getting an additional one to use when needed. This ensures you get the best protection without spending time cleaning them.
K. Don’t rely on your glasses. Although eye protection is important no matter what type of glasses you wear, there are situations where wearing glasses is not appropriate. If you participate in sporting events requiring extreme eyesight such as football and baseball, talk to your eye doctor before committing to wearing protective eyewear. Also, before taking long bike rides, be sure to wash your glasses with water and dry them thoroughly beforehand. Even if you do regularly participate in these sports, your eyes need the extra protection provided by safety eyewear.