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3M Press-On Optics

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I am now the proud owner of bifocals!

Has anyone tried these?
http://www.goodglasses.com/index.cfm...9997/id/172747

My guess is they won't stick very well to ski goggles due to the goggle being treated with anti-fog. If these won't work then I guess it is either prescription goggles or contacts from what I have read on other threads. If anyone has tried the Press-On Optics, feedback would be appreciated.
post #2 of 13
It's amazing what the white coats at 3M come up with!

Dennis
post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by Denny1969 View Post
It's amazing what the white coats at 3M come up with!

Dennis
That's why it's one of the few stocks that I actually purchased on my own.
post #4 of 13
I don;t understand the question to begin with.

I wear progressive bifocal lenses and have for skiing:

1. a pair of progressive lens wrap style sunglasses
2. a pair of small frame regular glasses w/progressive lenses

Both fit under most goggles (Zeal, Smith and Bolle) that are marked medium face or larger although the sun glasses are a bit uncomfortable with goggles.

I also have a pair of Bolle OTG goggles that I rarely wear because they are to big and uncomfortable.

I tried contacts 15 years ago and didn't like them.

YMMV
post #5 of 13

non-bifocals for skiing

I am not a fan of bifocals for skiing, or any sports, for that matter. I wear bifocals, but have a pair of straight distance glasses that fit under Scott fan goggles. The last time I changed prescriptions had a pair of distance lenses made and put into my old eyeglass frames. I can see what is at my feet better with my distance glasses than with bifocals, which gives me better confidence on sketchy terrain.
Just a suggestion...
post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
I skiied last Sunday at Alta with my glasses under Smith Knowledge OTG goggles (no fan). Glasses fogged up when ever stopped or in lift lines, cleared back up when skiing or riding the lift. I thought these press-on optics might be better than wearing the glasses, if the will stick. Again, has anyone tried them?
post #7 of 13
ah! I was not thnking about fogging. I still get fogging occasionaly.
post #8 of 13
I am very interested in these.... this seems like a great solution to those of us that hate contacts but are sick of fogging our glasses under our goggles. I wonder if they produce a similar product that has a antifog already on these lenses...

My main concern is that you install these on the inside of your ski goggles and then you are riding up on the lift and the lense that you installed on your goggle starts to fog...

Someone needs to try this a report back! maybe I will...
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by J5isalive2 View Post
My main concern is that you install these on the inside of your ski goggles and then you are riding up on the lift and the lense that you installed on your goggle starts to fog...
My main concern is that you install these on the inside of your ski goggles and then you are riding up on the lift and the lens that you installed on your goggle breaks free of your goggle and rattles around inside of it.

Why might this happen with snowsports and not diving masks? The thing attaches by -hydrostatic- adhesion. May not work so well when the liquid film between the 3M and the goggle lens gets near freezing, eh?

I perceive three possible danger syndromes:

1 (the thing freezes and pops off because ice expands, 3M stick on loose inside goggles)
2 (the thing freezes and makes nice Jack frost crystals inside your goggle)
3 (the fluid film evaporates and again the 3M stick on is loose inside goggles)
post #10 of 13
causing something to stick to something else is not a concern of mine, why? 3m makes so many adhesives that I am confident I can find one to attach a small rubber lense to the inside of a ski goggle. What i am not confident in is the anti fog properties of a flexible lense....
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by J5isalive2 View Post
causing something to stick to something else is not a concern of mine, why? 3m makes so many adhesives that I am confident I can find one to attach a small rubber lense to the inside of a ski goggle.
No doubt, if you


a) dump the diving mask instructions that tell you to use water.
b) experiment long enough to match the refractive indices so you don't get junk like multiple images or wacky internal reflection.

part b may actually be easier than it appears; the meat packing industry has done a ton of research on this.


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What i am not confident in is the anti fog properties of a flexible lense....
Particularly considering that you have to get rid of the supplied antifog coating on the inside of the goggle lens in order to get the insert lens to stick.
post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
I have talked to two distributors. One says it won't work with ski goggles because it won't stick to the goggle lens due to the anti-fog treatment on ski goggles. Another insists that they do work with ski goggles but does admit that they are difficult to apply. The possible danger points that comprex mentions in post #9 are probaby worth noting. Maybe I should just get measured for contacts and quit looking for alternatives.
post #13 of 13
I just did a reply to you on the lenses. They work fine on fog treatment and been using them for Harley riding goggles at high speeds and no problems - helps me read gauges and GPS info.

Also, don't need to add but one on one side so a pair of stick ons work for me on left lense of goggles.  Got them at Sport Eyes originally for $30 for a pair of 3M. HOWEVER, you can go to: goodglasses.com and order some OPTX lenses for $14.95 a pair or two pair for $24.95 and $4.95 shipping for any size order. 

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