TeamCBC Cycling Tip – Ways to Care for your Cycling Sunglasses
Your sunglasses are a key component of your cycling gear, especially when the sun is low like it is this time of year. They have many functions including helping protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, wind, rain, dust, and bugs. Here are some ways to care for your sunglasses:
Keep them safe
Do you know that cloth storage bag that came with your glasses? Use it. Also, sunglasses do not belong in the back pocket of your jersey unless they are in a case. They can get scratched, damaged, or fall out and get run over by the rider behind you (me). When not wearing them, put them in the ventilation holes of your helmet or put them on the back of your neck. If you take off your helmet, put them on your forehead.
Run the glasses under warm water to remove dirt or grime. Next, apply a couple of drops of liquid soap to your lens and rub with your fingers in a circular motion. Rinse with warm water and dry with a microfiber cloth. DO NOT USE a paper towel or cotton towel. Both can contain particles that can scratch your lens.
Anti-Fog and Rain Repelling
Having your lens fog up is a big problem in humid weather. A few ways to treat your sunglasses is to apply shaving crème to the lens. Also, rub in some dish soap. This will also repel raindrops. A few other methods are saliva, bar soap, or Johnson’s Baby Shampoo (it works on swimming goggles).
Finally, if you’re still having a problem with foggy lenses, you can buy sunglasses that are vented. It’s a little different feel because of the air flowing through, but they do work.
Here is a video demonstrating how to take care of your sunglasses:
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