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Modifying goggles to fit over glasses

post #1 of 12
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Is it possible to modify goggles to make them fit over glasses?
I'd like to make Oakley Wisdoms work over my glasses. They are almost deep enough. Thanks for any ideas.
post #2 of 12
I suppose pretty much anything is possible. You probably need to remove some foam where your temples pass through, and you might need some more depth in total which I suppose you could provide by gluing on some more foam.
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I suppose pretty much anything is possible. You probably need to remove some foam where your temples pass through, and you might need some more depth in total which I suppose you could provide by gluing on some more foam.
thanks, any idea where one could buy foam for goggles? I asked Oakley if they sell replacements foam, but they said no.
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thanks, any idea where one could buy foam for goggles? I asked Oakley if they sell replacements foam, but they said no.
http://www.google.com/products?q=rep... ducts&show=dd
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thanks for this contact Garrett.
post #6 of 12
Before I got Lasik, I almost always modified goggles to fit over my glasses. It seems like OTG goggles are never as nice as regular goggles.

I would take an exacto knife and cut a 1/4" groove on the side frame so there would be ample room to fit over the temples of my glasses. On colder days, I found that it could get pretty drafty and cause some tearing, so I would try to take some soft silicone and try to glue the missing piece of foam back onti the opening. This never worked & I eventually quit doing it.

I also tried to cut just a slit into the frame, but it giggled my glass frames too much. The 1/4" groove worked best.

My glasses were always smaller wire-framed models, so they fit into the goggles pretty well. With medium to large volume goggles- like the Smith Prodigy- I think you should be able to fit a pretty large pair of glasses under there.
post #7 of 12
OTG goggles are indeed often quite a bunch of suck both aesthetically and functionally. In the past few years I've been most happy with the Storm OTG in terms of function, you can make your own judgment on aesthetics, but at the very least I don't find it to have that awful obvious OTG goggle look even if it is simple looking.
post #8 of 12
Before you cut a strip out, cut the foam away from the frame so it remains a complete piece around the frame. Then cut a channel for the glasses temples in the frame plastic underneath. That way the foam can press back into the channels and make a seal. For replacement foam, find a dealer who sells carrera goggles. Whenever I recieved a shipment from them they would use the leftover foam as packing material. Ask nicely and they might save some for you.
post #9 of 12
Years ago in my BMX days and before I wore contacts I did this with some original Oakley googles. Never worked well.

Get new goggles or better yet use contacts they will open your eyes (pun intended) to a whole new world.
post #10 of 12
Just suck it up and buy some Smith Turbo OTG models. They have like 3 of them now. www.smithoptics.com

They're spendy, but you get what you pay for.

Or do what I did. Get contacts for ski days. Or Lasik if you have $$ left in your flexible spending account.
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Or do what I did. Get contacts for ski days. Or Lasik if you have $$ left in your flexible spending account.
For some small number of us neither of those are viable options at any cost. Which kinda sucks.
post #12 of 12
Could you make standoffs with kayak-grade closed-cell foam, then use speaker grille foam for the bits in between?
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