Yes, definitely you can, what you have to do is just buy the helmet-friendly glasses (the close-fitting spectacles with thin sides) and the helmet with ventilation and enough space inside (according to the size of your head), then start.
Can You Wear Glasses with Full Face Helmets?
You may sometimes think that bike riding is not for the people wearing glasses. This is because the chemistry between the glass and helmet doesn’t go so well. While riding with glasses, there may be three problems.
- Glasses can be a cause of headache.
- It is impossible to stop your glasses from fogging up (especially in wet or cold weather).
- Glasses make unwanted moves while moving the helmet, make your vision unbalanced, and disrupt attention.
How to Use the Glass and Helmet Both?
So, we made an article giving you guys some tips and hacks for riding with your glasses and making the meth ‘riding with glasses is painful’ false.
Choose the Correct Glasses
Avoid thick-sided glasses. These broad arms not only set the glasses unfit inside the helmet but also bring the headache. Some of the glasses with straight, thin, and narrow arms (especially nylon frames) fit so well. Always be aware to select close-fitting but comfortable spectacles with a long-lasting hinge.
If you feel that the glasses are hurting your nose or sliding down often, they are too loose or too tight. No rider should ignore this problem because it can create an attention deficit at critical times. Take a few minutes, twist the side screws, and secure them for the right position.
It is possible to find very few glasses with flexible sides that can be squeezed inside the helmets. Sports glasses with silicone tips grip and stay attached with head sides. But they often grip with the inner helmet sides. Thus, we don’t recommend using spot glasses.
Some people are accustomed to the glasses that come with wired frames. Those are thin but too flexible. So, you need to be more careful while pushing those into your helmet.
Purchase the Helmets of Perfect Sizes
Whenever you do the buying of a helmet, it is better to try it first rather than buying it online. Put the helmet with spectacles and make sure that they are fitting perfectly. Find the one with the right shape. So, try as much as you can.
Note: Helmets with larger space are better but the fitted ones are safest.
Helmets with Other Features
Helmets that are made for glasses must have these advantages:
Find the one with the right shape and enough ventilation. It will be better if there are visor vents and an expanded opening at the front. To check the ventilation, breathe by keeping the vents open and the visors closed whether the glasses become foggy or not.
Soft Liners Inside
Check the liners of the helmet. Do accept it if it comes up with smooth, comfortable liners and soft cheek pads. In addition, enough space is needed to enter the spectacles without any effort. Cheaper helmets with firmed foam give your face a compressed feeling. But the high-quality ones remove that feeling by the softer liners.
The peel-away type foam on face padding is generally there for a personal fit. But the foam with the gap near your eyes makes a positive impact on holding the glasses with a helmet.
If you are a long-time rider and can’t handle the glasses in the helmet anymore, then you can use contact lenses or do LASIK laser surgery. There will be no hassle of sliding the spectacles so often. But the contact lenses may go out of your budget and wearing and removing them will seem disturbing to some of you. Contact a doctor immediately.
Also, change the helmets with the bad-conditioned or scratched screens. These screens reduce your vision.
If I Wear a Sunglass?
If you want to hold the sunglasses inside your helmet, take extra lenses and lens kits that are changeable. These lenses are for use while riding at night, with poor light or heavy fog.
How to Put on Glasses with a Helmet?
In this phase, we would like to describe how you can set your glasses inside the full-face helmet before starting your riding.
Set Your Helmet First
Take off the glasses. Then slide your forehead into the helmet. To complete this, hold the side straps of your helmet and gently enter the front of the head. Press the helmet top to ensure a complete fitting.
Time to Tighten
Secure the neck belt. Don’t make it too tight. And then watch that if you can make a little movement while dropping the jaw, then the belt is tight enough.
Note: The helmet needs to be a little bit loose and comfortable because it will give you extra benefits while looking at the back or the sideways.
Now Bring the Glasses
Take your glasses, place one of the frames first and then simply slide the other side over the top of your ears. Notice that there is a little space between the headliner and the cheek, space where the two liners meet each other, that is a safe space to slide the spectacles.
Bring the spectacle out first, unclip the belt and take the helmet by pulling the straps.
Can You Wear Glasses Under Motorcycle Goggles?
There are the OTG motorcycle goggles that give the excess to use the prescribed spectacles inside. The goggles are designed to hold the glasses with the highest protection and comfort of the users. If you want to ski with glasses, OTP goggles will be one of the solutions (maybe the best solution). But the only problem is that glasses will be fogged and the requirement for ventilation will increase.
Can I get prescription motorcycle goggles?
You can easily find a few goggles that can be fitted over genuine glasses. But if you want to wear only the goggles, purchase those with lenses prescribed by the physicians. The prescribed goggles come in different styles and are the same as the normal glasses.
Q: Are anti-fog glasses worth it?
Ans: Yes, of course. As time flies, the anti-fog coating found on the surface of anti-fog glasses decreases. Moreover, by washing the glasses in detergent, the anti-fog bonding starts to break. From the prescription of Dr. Moos, coatings on lenses last for a maximum time of two years.
Q: Will rubbing alcohol keep glasses from fogging up?
Ans: Among all the alcoholic products, Isopropanol or rubbing alcohol can stop the fogging. As the alcohols are flammable, despite using these products, use a small amount of soap and water to keep the fogging away.
Q: What color lens is best for cycling?
Ans: For cycling, the amber and rose lens are best. These colored lenses develop the brightness, visual acuity as well as work at the lowest sunlight.
Remove your thick frames, start with the lightest and thinnest glasses, reach the helmet showroom, try one after one and find the one you are comfortable with and make the helmet and glass duet a cup of tea! In the crowd of so many words, these are the pieces of advice that are not worth talking about.