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Continued impact to the lens can probably break what passes for a seal and wiping out the inside with a glove will damage the internal coating.

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I emailed Smith awhile ago regarding replacement lens for my Turbo-Fan goggles.  Have the Sensor Mirror (but was scratched) and wanted it replaced with the Blue Sensor.  They replied:

 

John, the Blue Sensor Mirror Lens is essentially the same as the Sensor Mirror Lens. And usually what we receive in from you, is what we replace them with. If the same model isn’t available with the same lens, then we will contact you and get additional information for replacement. It really is quite simple, and as soon as we receive them in, we will contact you and let you know what your replacement options are.

Thanks again,

 

CHRISTINE GLOVER

email coordinator

 

SMITH MANUFACTURING

Freeport Center Bldg F13

PO Box 160464

Clearfield, UT 84016

1-888-206-2995 ext 2021

www.smithoptics.com

 

Keep it simple and just send Christine a note lettering her know what happened and that you'd like to send in your goggles for a replacement (Blue Sensor) lens.  Then follow everyone's advice re. caring for your goggles.

 

Oh, and good luck with the turbo fans. Like Mdskier I too gave up on mine.  For two seasons I researched, experimented and read all the threads on this site re. the subject (there is a huge amount of data on this site re. "skiing with glasses" if you look) but never could keep my glasses from fogging in really nasty weather.  Had to learn to use contacts for skiing on stormy or really cold days.  However, despite my and others experience, they really do work fine for some people.  Hopefully you're in the latter category. 


Edited by jdleuck - 4/28/13 at 8:57am
post #33 of 33
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Originally Posted by Mdskier View Post

My Smith goggles do fine,  but I've given up on them since even the slightest exertion an any temperature

above about 25 degrees causes body heat and the prescription glasses inside  quickly fog up. 

 

Running the fan for a minute will clear the fog but it's back soon.
 

Run the fan all the time in fogging conditions--low or high depending. Of course they fog again when you stop running the fan.  The batteries seem to last quite a while.  I have a habit of forgetting to turn them off at the end of the day.

 

Are we sure the spots are inside the double lens of the OP's goggles?  If the inner coating was damaged by wiping them when wet the spots wouldn't wipe off and you might think they are inside the lens.  Doesn't matter, either way the spots aren't going away.  I use ignitors for sunny days and blue sensor mirrors for low viz.  I can't say there's a dramatic difference.  If I had just one pair it would be the ignitors--sensors are too bright on sunny days. The other problem I have with the blue sensor mirrors is that water droplets on the outside look blue, which is distracting for me.

 

Anyone who doesn't occasionally fall and get snow in their goggles isn't having enough fun.

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