Being an avid cyclist you get to experience many things like: rock kicks ups, tree branches in the face, and flying critters. One this is for sure, you need to keep your eyes protected at all times.
On a recent 40 mile ride through the winding south metropolitan area of St.Paul. I was following a friend of mine on a tight shouldered busy highway. A huge truck flew past us, and some major debris flew in our direction. Within an instant, I heard a pop and felt my sunglasses almost suction to my face. I pulled over and took my glasses off, and realized that I had been hit with a pretty decent sized rock. My right lens had a huge gouge in it. My friend took one look at my glasses and said ” WOW! I wonder what would of happened if you didn’t wear your glasses?”
Keeping that thought fresh in my mind I went home and researched the best lenses for those kinds of situations.. and came upon Rudy Project Impact X.
“ImpactX is a family of patented polyurethane optical polymers, transparent and unbreakable, originally developed for the military to provide superior protection and performance. ImpactX™ was born in the USA in the early 1990’s when the U.S. Government contracted Simula Technologies to develop a new bullet-proof, transparent, and light-weight material capable of providing superior protection, reliability and longer lasting performance than polycarbonate. This material is also used in the windows in post Sept. 11 cockpit doors being installed on airplanes and Apache helicopter windshields panels.” – Rudy Project
Even if you have a prescription you can still get the benefits of the Impact X technology with frames like the Rudy Project Exception