Performance sunglasses and eyeglasses are essential cycling equipment—as important as your helmet and your bike. Cycling glasses protect your eyes against UV rays, wind, dust, and debris, and block glare that can impair your vision. Plus, if you wear eyeglasses or contacts, prescription cycling glasses are a necessity. Choose the features you need: Polarized lenses, scratch-resistant, oil-, and water-repellent coatings, and the ideal tint. Browse our collection of cycling eyewear and discover rugged designer frames in a variety of streamlined styles perfect for biking.
To find the right pair of cycling sunglasses, consider the lens type and additional lens features, as well as frame comfort and fit.
While not required, cycling glasses are recommended for safety and vision improvement while on your bike. Both cycling sunglasses and eyeglasses provide protection against debris you may encounter while riding. Cycling sunglasses and prescription sunglasses also block harmful UV rays and prescription eyeglasses, well, you shouldn’t be riding without your prescription.
A standard shaded sunglass lens with UV protection is ideal for bright, sunny conditions; however, lenses used for cycling shouldn't be too dark. Yellow tinted lenses work well in overcast conditions as they brighten surfaces and help show rough spots in flat light. For cycling at night, clear lenses keep your eyes safe from debris, even when you don't need protection from the sun. Photochromic lenses—lenses that transition between light and dark depending on the amount of light—are perfect for times when you can't slow down to switch lenses just because the weather changes.
To find cycling sunglasses that work as hard as you do, look for these lens coatings and extra features:
Cycling sunglasses frames should fit comfortably without pinching. Frames should be durable and lightweight, and able to withstand extreme temperatures. Look for cycling sunglasses that include vents on the frames and temples to keep air moving, so lenses resist fogging up and your face and head stay cool. Grippy material on temple tips and nosepieces should adjust easily and help keep frames in place, even when exposed to moisture like sweat or rain.
It’s easy to order both prescription eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses for cycling. Simply select an eyeglasses frame or sunglasses frame with available prescription lenses, then add your prescription at checkout. It’s even possible to add prescription lenses to a pair of cycling glasses frames you already own.
The best cycling sunglasses include rugged frame styles that offer tough distortion-free lenses, a comfortable fit for any size face, and a perfect, roadworthy tint. Don't trust just any-old-pair of sunglasses to perform when your eyesight is on the line. In addition to limiting UV exposure and blocking the unrelenting sun so you can see no matter where the road takes you, you want wind and debris to stay out of your eyes. These performance sunglasses have been tested and perfected to provide exactly what you need. Explore these bike-specific glasses for the best performance for days on two wheels.