HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR CYCLING OR RUNNING SUNGLASSES? 

Sun, wind, cold, insects... during cycling rides or runs, your eyes are even more vulnerable. Find out how to best protect your eyes with appropriate cycling and running sunglasses.

SUNGLASSES CONCEPT

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In order to choose sunglasses for cycling or running, you need to consider 3 aspects: lens category, interchangeable lenses, and photochromic lenses

LENS CATEGORY

You can cycle or run in any weather conditions. Sun, rain, fog... In order to protect your eyes while seeing clearly, choose the appropriate lens category.

Lens category: it is the index of glare protection, that ranges from 0 (the lightest lens) to 4 (the darkest lens).

There is a lens category for every weather condition!

The brighter the outdoor light, the more glare you get, and the darker the lens should be.

Conversely, the darker the sky, the lighter the lens should get to allow proper vision.

For cycling and running, it is recommended to choose category 0, 1, 2 or 3 lenses depending on the sunshine intensity.

Note that category 4 lenses must not be used for road driving. These heavily tinted lenses are only for high mountain and sea conditions, where the sun rays are more intense.

CATEGORY 0

For rainy conditions or at night.

Very low brightness outside.

Full UV protection.

CATEGORY 1

For cloudy or foggy conditions.

Low brightness outside.

Full UV protection.

CATEGORY 2

For partly sunny weather conditions.

Average brightness outside.

Full UV protection.

CATEGORY 3

For sunny weather conditions.

Bright outside conditions.

Full UV protection.

INTERCHANGEABLE LENSES

To each day its weather. To each day its lens category. If you cycle or run in any weather, opt for sunglasses with interchangeable lenses.

Sunglasses with interchangeable lenses simply means a frame with several sets of lenses  of various categories

Before going out, you just need to position the appropriate lens category onto the frame. The lenses are locked or clipped onto the sunglasses frame.

Sunglasses may be sold with one, two or even three additional pairs of lenses.

PHOTOCHROMIC OR VARIABLE TINT LENSES

Photochromic lenses are lenses with a variable tint. Depending on the light conditions, the lens automatically and continuously adjusts its tint. The lens category changes progressively, without the need to change the lenses.

Because the weather can be changeable, because you alternate between shadow and sunny areas, it is not always convenient to have to choose one single lens category. With photochromic lenses, you don't have to worry about choosing the appropriate lens tint.

For cycling and running, photochromic lenses  usually vary from category 1 to 3, in order to adapt to as many light conditions as possible.

CARLOS

Optics Specialist

To practice sports such as cycling or running, make sure that the lenses have a full UV filter to protect you from the sun's harmful rays. Little extra: go for polycarbonate lenses, a highly shock-resistant material.

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