It’s summer again and motorcyclists are feeling the urge to hit the streets leaving the stressors of life behind them. Cruising down the highway with the wind in your face is unbelievable freedom for motorcyclists. What could be better than seeing the sights in the open air as you ride your bike?
Whether you are on a weekend stint or just enjoying the sun, it is always important to have your prescription Wiley X glasses with you. Motorcycle glasses are fantastic for a variety of reasons. For one thing, they keep your eyes protected from the harmful cancer-causing rays of the sun. Secondly, if it is windy, your eyes won’t tear up reducing visibility. Also, if you get caught in a bit of rain, you will be able to see better with glasses keeping the water out of your eyes. Finally, motorcyclists often deal with dirt and debris flying up from the ground. Eyewear shields the eyes from such elements. Of course, if you wear prescription glasses, then you need them for optimal visibility. Here are 5 reasons why prescription Wiley X glasses are best for motorcycle enthusiasts.
When on the road with your bike, you want durability. From the bike you are riding to the glasses you wear, if it is not made to last, then it is not worth considering. Wiley X offers highly durable riding glasses. They pride themselves on ensuring all adult motorcycle riding glasses have met certain standards. Just what are these standards? The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) administers and sets forth standards for the U.S. and across the globe pertaining to safety. One such standard is the ANSI Z87.1. This standard “prescribes the design, performance specifications, and marking of safety eye and face products, including millions of safety goggles, spectacles, faceshields, and welding helmets.” When a product has met the ANSI Z87.1 standard, then you can be sure it is conforming to the highest safety standards.
All Wiley X glasses for adults meet or exceed the standard set forth by ANSI Z87.1. What this means for eyewear is that the glasses meet requirements for high velocity and high mass impact. In order for glasses to pass the ANSI Z87.1 standards, they must go through a rigorous testing procedure. For the high impact/high-velocity standard, the lens must “retain a 2.0 mm plano lens under high impact.” Frames must endure rigorous testing also. To pass the high-velocity standard, a steel ball (0.25 in) is dropped on the frames for durability testing.
It is comforting to know the brand you invest in to protect your eyes is distinguished and reputable. Wiley X has a long history of providing people with active lifestyles superb eyewear protection. They got their start by creating safety glasses for those who are active in military and police work. Their glasses held up for the “U.S. Armed Forces and elite Special Forces units.” This gave them a reputation for producing a tough set of glasses. Their reputation for excellence and durability spread to other industries and they soon began marketing to people in a variety of active lifestyles.
Because of the durability of glasses and the high standards of quality that go into every pair, Wiley X glasses are known for their safety. When riding your motorcycle, you want to be as safe as possible. In the event of an accident or minor fall, your face and eyes are vulnerable. Wiley X protective eyewear has come to the rescue of motorcyclists in such situations. Here is what one biker had to write:
“I am not easily excited and impressed by products or services. I expect both as a customer. I have purchased your Wiley X glasses and used them as a motorcyclist. I have worn many types and styles of eyewear. I have been a motorcyclist for 51 years;, 1 Kawasaki, 2 Hondas, 14 Harley Davidson’s and additional motorcycles as a Police Officer. I have never worn a more comfortable or better performing pair of glasses. On July 28, 2012 I was with 29 other motorcyclists and involved in a personal injury accident. My Harley flipped 3 times, traveling 45 miles per hour. I was thrown from my Harley face first into the pavement. My knees, forearms and face were the first to impact. I was not wearing a helmet. Your Wiley X Brick glasses (upper left side) took the impact and saved my face from being badly hurt. The glasses are still useable, no damage to the frame. The glasses never came off.”
With a testimony like that, cyclists can feel assured that Wiley X provides superior eye safety.
Riding safe with Wiley X means you also get to ride in style. Looking awesome while you are riding your bike is important too. Wiley X offers several stylish features for prescription glasses. Some of the highlights that appeal to Wiley X users are as follows:
Frame Variety: Select your frame from an array of choices, including solid colors and the Kryptek design. The Kryptek design is similar to camouflage but doesn’t use a traditional stick and leaf pattern. Instead, it uses a netting pattern. So, you get a 3-D effect.
Lens Colors: Lenses come in different colors including blue mirror, amber, gold mirror, emerald, silver, black, and more.
Not only does the Wiley X brand offer a variety of styles, but they also provide users with product options. They carry several lines of glasses each with distinctive features. Here are 4 of their most popular series of eyewear.
Climate Control: With the Climate Control glasses, you get style, comfort, and protection. This series highlights removable facial cavity seals. These cavity seals are made of soft foam and fit snugly around the inner rim of glasses. This serves to block particles of dust as well as peripheral sunlight. Choose between LA light adjusting or Filter 8 polarized lenses. LA light adjusting lenses “automatically adjust lens tint with changing UV light conditions.” Filter 8 polarized lenses consist of eight layers of lenses that work together to help reduce glares. The end result is a phenomenal lens that has “100 % polarization and 100 % UV protection.”
Active Lifestyle: The active line of Wiley X brings together a sleek look with maximum protection. High impact lenses are shatterproof. Made of Polycarbonate plastic, these lenses meet the ANSI standards as well as US Federal OSHA 1910.133(b)(1)(1) Standards. Some of the glasses for this line include “double injected rubber nose piece for non-slip comfort,” as well as rubber support for the temples.
Changeable: The changeable series meets all of the same high standards you expect including the high impact, ballistic, and OSHA standards. In addition, changeable lenses allow you to switch to a different lens color or shade to meet your current need. Wrapback design provides the optimum peripheral view. Other options include nose piece to fit varying bridge sizes, telescoping temples to adjust to head size, and they are night vision compatible.
Tactical Goggles: For riders who want full Ballistic Impact Protection, Wiley X tactical goggles have you covered. This eyewear is attractive to wear and measures up to some of the strictest standards such as the “MIL-PRF-32432(GL) Ballistic Standards. ANSI Z87.1-2010 High Velocity and Mass Impact Standards, and EN 166 B Resistance to High-Speed Particles, and US Federal OSHA 1910.133(b)(1)(i) Standards.” In addition, a special lens coating prevents fogging.
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