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I NEED PRESCRIPTION GOGGLES!

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

what's up,
i've skied with over the glasses goggles for the past few seasons and am sick of it - fogging, glasses clanking around inside...everything.  i've tried wearing contacts, but they bother me too much. any suggestions??
thanks,
brandon

post #2 of 14
Before he got contacts, my son skied with prescription goggles from Sportrx and was pretty happy with them.  There are several other companies that make them too.  They work pretty well.

Of course, contact lenses work even better. 
post #3 of 14
I had problems with contacts, but mostly when racing as when I was in a tuck, one contact would not sit right.

The Scott or is it Smith goggles with the fan may look a little over the top, but a friend I gave a pair to loves them. No more fog on either googles or the glasses he has to wear.

MR
post #4 of 14
http://www.eyecaresite.com/

or

I've used the Smith Knowledge Turbo fans for the past four years after my post-LASIK eyes started going south again.
post #5 of 14

Hi bucknasty,

Going along with mdf, SportRX (based in San Diego of all places) made me a set of Smiths with an insert and a fan system. Beside some minor scratches, they've held up extremely well. I just went to their site again today...bored at work...it's pretty good: www.ski-prescription.com

-Phil

post #6 of 14
ditto on the Smith Turbo Fan. I wanted to shout for joy when i threw out all the contacts and goo that went with them! I want to say that even though the prescription lenses are in an insert and you'd think it would be the same as goggles over glasses, it's not at all. The inserts hardly ever fog up. So, I hardly ever use the fan part, but it really is nice those moments you do need it.
post #7 of 14
There are lots of different kinds of contacts, so maybe go to an optometrist and try a few different samples. I never wear contacts except for skiing and so I just buy a case of disposables every year. They are so much better not only in terms of not fogging, but depth perception and peripheral vision - not to mention that you don't need to worry about losing or breaking expensive goggles.
post #8 of 14
I struggled with glasses while skiing for years. I finally gave in and had Lasik surgery last fall. It has worked out great for me going with mono-vision. One eye adjusted for distance vision the other eye for up-close. A very popular option here in Colorado.You might like to check and see if it would work for you.
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There are lots of different kinds of contacts, so maybe go to an optometrist and try a few different samples. I never wear contacts except for skiing and so I just buy a case of disposables every year. They are so much better not only in terms of not fogging, but depth perception and peripheral vision - not to mention that you don't need to worry about losing or breaking expensive goggles.
Correct.

The other fun thing with prescription goggles is that once you go in the lodge, they'll fog immediately, and (if you're like me), you'll be bouncing off the things you can't see. Great if it happens to be a heavily padded snow bunny, no so much if it's her boyfriend.

Go to an optometrist, tell them what your previous problem was, and get a set of contacts that fit right. I only wear my lenses for skiing and diving (sea and sky), but they're the simple and effective method.
post #10 of 14
Second the Lasik surgery.  I had it in 2004 and consider it one of the best things I've ever done.
post #11 of 14
I don't even wear glasses when I ski and I love the Smith Turbo fan Been using them for about 4 years now
post #12 of 14
I dont get it?.... Why would a prescription goggle fog any differently to a normal goggle??.... Dont put them up on your head when you go inside take them off and let them dry properly?? same as any goggle.....


Anyways..... Most of the main goggle manufacturers offer a line that accepts a prescription clip-in.... they supply the blank and you have the optometrist work the blank.
post #13 of 14
I have Rudy Project prescription inserts in my RP goggles and they are the bomb! There is only one issue with the RX goggles I have found thus far-  when you go into the lodge (and presumably remove your goggles) you can't see! Seems obvious until you duck in for a quick break and don't have your glasses with you.
post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 
thanks for the advice. just picked up a pair of smith turbofans from ski-prescription.com. their over the phone service was actually pretty helpful. super comfortable goggles. let's see how they hold up this winter!
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