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How to wear glasses with a motorcycle helmet

If you wear sunglasses or prescription glasses you will know of the niggling problems caused by wearing them with a motorcycle helmet.

Some people wear contact lenses while riding, but be careful as they can dislodge in high winds and on bumpy roads. You could also get your eyes lasered.

But neither of these will protect your eyes from dust, grit, glare and harmful UV rays.

In which case you could install a tinted visor or wear goggles, some of which can even have prescription lenses fitted!

But if that doesn’t solve your problems, we have a few tips:

Correct glassesGoggles glasses eye protection

The best glasses are those with straight and thin arms, not arms that bend behind your ear or have thick sides.

These are not only difficult to get into the sides of your helmet, but they also can irritate on a long trip and cause headaches.

Motorcycle glasses with foam gaskets to keep out the wind and dust are great.

However, any good pair of close-fitting spectacles will be fine so long as they fit properly under your helmet.

We like Flying Eyes pilot sunglasses which have thin and flexible arms to easily squeeze into your helmet.

They can also be made up to a prescription and come in four models (below).

Flying Eyes Golden Eagle sunglasses cause no pain
Flying Eyes Golden Eagle sunglasses cause no pain
Flying Eyes Golden Eagle sunglasses cause no pain
Flying Eyes Golden Eagle sunglasses cause no pain

Correct helmet

When trying on a helmet in a store — and we always recommend you try it on rather than buying online — make sure they have cutouts in the temples to fit glasses. Most do, but some don’t.

Open-faced and flip-up helmets are easier for putting you’re glasses on than a full-face helmet.

Some open faced or flip-up helmets even allow you to put your glasses on before putting on your helmet.

Suomy D20 modular helmet
Suomy D20 modular helmet

Correct fit

Don’t even bother taking off unless your sunglasses or spectacles are in the right position.

If they slide down your nose because they are to loose or pinch your nose because they are too tight, then they can become a dangerous distraction.

It’s worth spending an extra few minutes wriggling them into the right position before closing your visor.

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