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Raindrops in eyeballs vs. raindrops on glasses(10 posts)

Raindrops in eyeballs vs. raindrops on glassesMelMo
Nov 25, 2001 1:33 PM
I've been contemplating getting clear glasses to help block the constant dreary Seattle rain and the the wind, but I'm wondering if rain beading up on glasses impairs visibility as much as rain pelting into one's squinted eyes. Any opinions or experiences?
You can coat your lenses with "Rain-Off" or similarMB1
Nov 25, 2001 1:39 PM
products from an auto parts store. Works pretty good and one bottle (intended for use on auto windshields) will last many wet winters.

Also I clean my face, tires and nose with my left glove and keep my right glove clean to wipe off the glasses while I am riding. Keep a dry cloth inside a baggie for the occasional mud splatter that requires extra cleaning.
re: Raindrops in eyeballs vs. raindrops on glassesLone gunman
Nov 25, 2001 1:54 PM
Can also try cleaning lenses with furniture spray polish. If it gets too heavy with rain there is not much you can do. To me squinting is as bad or worse than looking through clear lenses. Sometimes a cap bill pulled down low helps shield lenses/eyes
re: Raindrops in eyeballs vs. raindrops on glassesgtx
Nov 25, 2001 1:59 PM
I ride in a lot of rain with standard clear lenses, no problems. Get some that vent well--I think depends mostly on how they fit your face. If you need extra protection, wear a Euro cycling cap under your helmet--the visor will help a bit.
2nd the capDog
Nov 26, 2001 6:58 AM
I wear a cycling cap under my helmet in the rain, and it does a good job of keeping rain off the glasses. I sprayed some Scotchguard on the cap, too.

re: Raindrops in eyeballs vs. raindrops on glassespedalpusher5
Nov 25, 2001 7:29 PM
I agree. You have many choices of products that you can put on your clear lenses. You may wnat to be carefull so you dont have some chemical reaction and ruin your lenses if their not glass. I think that wearing some sort of eye protection is better that nothing at all. If your eye getts shut perminantly you wont be able to see anything. At least you can wipe your glasses if need be.
these work greatwow
Nov 26, 2001 6:40 AM
nominee for photo caption nmDog
Nov 26, 2001 6:57 AM
re: Raindrops in eyeballs vs. raindrops on glassesgrzy
Nov 26, 2001 9:48 AM
Rain drops on the glasses makes them pretty much useless, UNLESS you treat the lens surface with a low friction coating like Rain-X or something similar. The beads of water zip right off the lenses - similar stuff is used on ski googles.
re: Raindrops in eyeballs vs. raindrops on glasseszeke
Dec 4, 2001 12:46 AM
drops on glasses is worse for me.
i solved the problem by getting a visor for my helmet!