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Ski Goggles For Protecting Your Eyes

Aug 15, 2008
A problem faced by skiers who wear eyeglasses is buying ski goggles that will fit over eyeglasses. It is important to try a ski goggle first with corrective lenses to see if it will fit properly and whether you can see properly over the eyeglass and ski goggles. Regular ski goggles are smaller and more compact as they are usually designed for people who do not wear eyeglasses.

In buying over-the-glasses ski goggles, always bring your eyeglasses try on under the ski goggles. Even if you are wearing contact lenses to go skiing, it is best to buy the larger over-the-glasses ski goggles because you may need your eyeglasses on occasion. The best places to look for your ski goggles are specialty optical stores, sporting goods or outdoor store, or ski board stores.

There are a wide variety of goggles in all price ranges and in differing tints. Expect to pay about $40 for regular ski goggles when buying ski goggles. Over-the-glasses ski goggles are usually more expensive than smaller and more compact regular ski goggles. The most popular tint in ski goggles are yellow or yellow-brown tints as they will work well in all levels of sunlight. Tints are for varying sunlight conditions and the tint determines how well the contours of the mountain stand out.

When buying ski goggles, try it on first if they fit comfortably over your helmet. Ski Goggles that fit correctly over your helmet should be able to rest comfortable on the top of your helmet. Ski goggles should not feel pinched or too tight on the face when pulled down to cover your face. Check also that there is enough adjustment length in the strap to guarantee that the ski goggles will fit any helmet size.

It is really important to try on a display helmet with the ski goggles you like on, to make sure the goggles fit correctly. Ski goggles will not keep the snow and wind out if they are too loose. Conversely, they will not feel comfortable if they are too tight.

Before buying a new pair of ski goggles, you should try on several pairs to see if which one feels the most comfortable to you. Since goggles come in a variety of different tints, and it is important that you find a tint that works best for you. With the store clerks permission, try on the goggles outside the store to see how well the tinted lenses work in natural light.

An alternative to bulky ski goggles are cooler looking ski sunglasses. However, they only work best for calm days on the slopes as not all sunglasses will keep out wind and snow. Moreover, ski sunglasses are expensive. A good wrap-around pair of sunglasses with foam padding, can cost over $100. As with ski goggles, sunglasses can protect against at least 95 percent of the ultraviolet light rays that can cause sunburn.

Always remember to buy ski goggles or sunglasses before going on a ski vacation. Avoid buying from a mountain resort shop as they generally costs too much. In addition, they carry only a limited inventory where you only have very limited choices.
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