Out with the old and in with the new! We get it; OTG goggles were once your only option, but not anymore! There's a better solution to achieving the visual clarity you need to ride your motorcycle safely. In fact, you can even enhance the quality of your riding experience with eyewear that's effective, comfortable, and tailored just for you.

Table of Contents

1. The Problem with OTG
2. The Solutions
2.1. Prescription Motorcycle Sunglasses
2.2. Prescription Goggle Inserts

The Problem with OTG

Over-the-glasses, or OTG, goggles are exactly that- goggles you wear over your everyday eyeglasses. The main flaw with this technique is its lack of safety. Whereas motorcycle sunglasses are built to withstand impact, eyeglasses are not, and your eyes can be severely damaged in the event of a crash.

Since each piece of eyewear is made with a specific purpose in mind, OTG goggles and eyeglasses don't work in tandem. OTG goggles can bend your eyeglasses, cause them to fog up easier, and obstruct your peripheral vision.

The Solutions

There are 2 options when it comes to ditching your OTG goggles for clear, comfortable vision; prescription sunglasses and prescription inserts. Because each is crafted specifically for your sport, they're able to correct issues OTG goggles can't.

1 | Prescription Motorcycle Sunglasses

Not only can motorcycle sunglasses be made with your prescription, but they're designed to meet the unique needs of a motorcyclist. This means nylon or injection-molded frames, polycarbonate or Trivex lenses, and even ANSI certifications.

Far from fragile eyeglasses, motorcycle sunglasses are impact-resistant, durable, and equipped with removable face foam to help control moisture and fogging. They're available in a variety of tints, transitions, and coatings and are constructed to be compatible with your helmet.

For even more details about choosing the right motorcycle glasses or goggles, visit our Motorcycle Sunglasses and Goggles Buyer's Guide.

2 | Prescription Goggle Inserts

The fit and clarity of prescription inserts exceeds OTG goggles. They can be crafted for single or progressive vision, and are even available in digital lenses to compensate for higher prescriptions. Inserts are nestled in the frame of your goggle for a fit so natural, you won't even notice they're there. This creates a larger lens surface area to enhance your field of vision, rather than limit it.

When you're riding your motorcycle, you want to give your full attention to the road and your beautiful surroundings. The last thing you need is to feel the discomfort of 2 frames fighting for space on your face and clouding your peripherals. Prescription goggle inserts are a motorcyclist's best friend.

For even more information on prescription goggle inserts, check out OTG Goggles: A Thing of the Past.


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