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post #31 of 40

1) The sunglasses protecting your eyes depends on your eye health.  You are damaging your eyes slightly no matter what.  What matters is if your eye health is good enough to allowing them to heal.  An analogy is like any time outside is causing some skin damage even if you have layers of sunscreen on.  

 

Plenty of people go sunglasses only, some even go no eyeprotection.  it's up to you, and depends if you're doing this often.  If your eyes are hurting or feel tired that evening or  day afterwards; or going inside to the lodge you are snowblind and can't see for a few minutes, those are signs your eyes are getting too much light.

 

2) Glasses under goggles are not uncommon.  But, you need to look for goggle models that are specifically made for this will be labelled OTG (over the glass) goggles which will be bigger.  

I don't understand the reasoning for clear goggles and tinted glasses.  Why not use tinted goggles and using your clear glasses? (which is what most people do).  The tint will go over your entire field of view so you see "more" peripherally, rather then having the slivers of brightness still come in

 

 

Be sure to pick up an anti-fog wipe-no matter how good your glasses are.  The smith no-fog should only be $2-$3 and reusable .  

If you breath on your glasses and they "fog" then you need this.

This is for your glasses not the (inside of) goggles.  

Do not use wipe or clean the inside of your goggles unless the factory coating is already ruined and you're just trying to make do.


Edited by raytseng - 10/13/14 at 10:42pm
post #32 of 40
@raytseng, who are you addressing in paragraph 1?
post #33 of 40
OP - I have Rudy Project Magsters with 3 lenses: polarized, golf green, and (road) racing red. $200+ or so but I use them driving, on the water, golfing, cycling, and (rarely) skiing. Good clarity and eye protection. Block a lot of frontal wind but don't fog. Definitely not as protective from the side on mountain in the wind though. See: http://www.rudyprojectusa.com/index_inner_detail.php?group_id=1&cat_id=30&item_id=SN668287MW
post #34 of 40

I added a pair of these to the quiver because I really wanted Vuarnets in red only having them in brown and blue.  But, wasn't going to pay $150.00 for them this time..

 

I SKI Alta Sunglasses
 

Price: $24.00 
  • Resin frame
  • Polycarbonate lens
  • Non-Polarized
  • 100% UV protection coating
  • Lens width: 57 mm
  • Lens height: 45 mm
  • Bridge: 15 mm

post #35 of 40
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Originally Posted by raytseng View Post
 

1) The sunglasses protecting your eyes depends on your eye health.  You are damaging your eyes slightly no matter what.  What matters is if your eye health is good enough to allowing them to heal.  An analogy is like any time outside is causing some skin damage even if you have layers of sunscreen on.  

 

Plenty of people go sunglasses only, some even go no eyeprotection.  it's up to you, and depends if you're doing this often.  If your eyes are hurting or feel tired that evening or  day afterwards; or going inside to the lodge you are snowblind and can't see for a few minutes, those are signs your eyes are getting too much light.

 

2) Glasses under goggles are not uncommon.  But, you need to look for goggle models that are specifically made for this will be labelled OTG (over the glass) goggles which will be bigger.  

I don't understand the reasoning for clear goggles and tinted glasses.  Why not use tinted goggles and using your clear glasses? (which is what most people do).  The tint will go over your entire field of view so you see "more" peripherally, rather then having the slivers of brightness still come in

 

 

Be sure to pick up an anti-fog wipe-no matter how good your glasses are.  The smith no-fog should only be $2-$3 and reusable .  

If you breath on your glasses and they "fog" then you need this.

This is for your glasses not the (inside of) goggles.  

Do not use wipe or clean the inside of your goggles unless the factory coating is already ruined and you're just trying to make do.


1. I'm not too concerned about eye damage.  I've never felt the symptoms you describe

 

2.  I think I'd prefer using my sunglasses over my regular glasses because they are built a lot sturdier for athletic or adventure activities than my regular glasses.

post #36 of 40
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1. I'm not too concerned about eye damage.  I've never felt the symptoms you describe

 

2.  I think I'd prefer using my sunglasses over my regular glasses because they are built a lot sturdier for athletic or adventure activities than my regular glasses.


The better goggle companies do a very good job of building lenses with tints that are ideal for skiing in various lighting conditions. Your sunglasses would be fine on a bright, sunny day. But if it gets overcast and the light gets flatter, you'll probably have a much more difficult time seeing details in the snow than if you were using regular glasses and a flat-light or all-around goggle tint.

 

Also, even a clear goggle lens blocks about 20% of visible light (depending on the company). If you're combining a tinted goggle with sunglasses, you're really going to decrease your visible light transmission.

 

On a bluebird day, sunglasses in lieu of goggles is totally fine. But sunglasses under goggles just doesn't make a whole lot of sense. 

post #37 of 40

I still always prefer sun glasses on a clear day unless it is VERY cold or if they are making snow.  Goggles when it is wet, dark, or very cold.  

post #38 of 40
But do you wear sunglasses on those bluebird powder days?
post #39 of 40
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But do you wear sunglasses on those bluebird powder days?

Haven't had anything worthy of face shots in recent memory so that is definitely a yes..

post #40 of 40
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But do you wear sunglasses on those bluebird powder days?
Haven't had anything worthy of face shots in recent memory so that is definitely a yes..
yeah face shots have been scarce the last few years.
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