When I purchased my bike, and I was young then, I was quite drunk in euphoric pleasure. As I had run my hands over the sheen of the sparkling new bike’s body the sales representative of the showroom that I had purchased the bike from waited and looked upon me with a small smile on his face.I recollect now that he was aged and wise of the world by looks and attire. After I had cooled down to an extent and was getting ready to sign the last document, which he held in his hand, and that which would transfer ownership of the bike to me in totality, he had softly spoken some words. His words had been that a good eye wear would help me in enjoying my bike on the roads long and safe.
I had nodded my head much like a puppet doll impatiently for I was then only raring to get that bike under me and on the road. Strapping up the helmet which is a compulsory wear, (am sure I may not have worn that also for the breeze on the face is supposed to have added some alcoholic effect on me at that young age), I revved off the showrooms ramp and on the road of driving pleasure. I was sure everyone on the road that day had been eyeing me and my bike as I drove on, though today I know otherwise.
My ride of pride and pleasure was abruptly brought to a stop with a traffic jam that had taken place on the road due some minor accident of two other vehicles. As I paused on the road revving my bike for no apparent reason, I chanced to note an optical shop at the road side. They were selling a huge range of prescription glasses .It had on show some eye catching eye wear and the old man’s words somehow floated to my mind. I rolled my bike to the shop side, parking it, I walked in.
The technician at the shop somehow knew what I had walked in for; maybe the old man had spoken to him about me, as he went about telling me all about the different types of prescription glasses best meant for bikers. He said a clear lens eye wear was best suited for evening drives. And the morning one needed to have a shade on it for he noted my helmet had no such shade on it. Other sub varieties of prescription glasses were also available like the ones that come with photo chromatic lens or polarized ones also.
I had finally decided on the one with photo chromatic lens and somehow after that the road seemed clearer and the driving much more pleasure filled. Eye wear along with head wear must be made compulsory to ensure not only enjoyable bike driving but safe even.