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Goggles over glasses

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by rowdyflat, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. rowdyflat

    rowdyflat One of Us

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    My wife is as blind as a bat and always complaining about visibilty.
    She wears normal goggles over her glasses but in flat light its not good.
    The only threads about this topic were from the turn of the century including a comment from the legendary Graeme RIP.
    Do special deeper goggles help ? Spherical lenses are they better ?Any particular lense colour ?
     
  2. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    I was chatting with an older lady on the Kosi chair last week about this. She had those clip in things inside the goggles.

    I’d looked at them YEARS ago for blind as a bat youngest son who had trouble with contacts at the time (he is used to them now). I asked about them.
    She said they are for her long sight vision and help incredibly for flat light. She had a cataract removed a few years back and had lens replaced in both eyes - one set for far vision one for near vision (brain just adapts), and with the inserts to sharpen the far vision she said that flat light is no longer a problem for her at all.
     
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  3. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I have a similar problem with flat light which improved dramatically when I switched to Oakley Prizm goggles.

    There's a whole thread on flat light goggles here. https://www.ski.com.au/xf/threads/flat-light-goggle-lenses.82081/#post-3646442

    I also had problems with fogging, which I have now resovled by getting superlightweight titanium (spierweb?) Airlock brand prescription frames. The less intrusive the arms are, the better the mask seal will seal over the arms and on your face keeping out the cold air
     
  4. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    are they custom fit to suit specifc goggles, or can you move them across different brand goggles.

    The otther problem is that you need to buy prescription lenses just for skiing.
     
  5. rowdyflat

    rowdyflat One of Us

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    Thanks gareth
     
  6. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nah, can move between goggles. Universal.

    The benefits vs glasses under goggles is that you don’t have the arms to worry about so the seal is the same as for a non glasses wearer. And no risk of smashing your glasses and hurting yourself with broken frames inside the goggs
     
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  7. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I have goggles with 2 lenses, so I have a choice at the beginning of the day depending on conditions.

    But I have also found on sunny days if I'm out later, I take the second lens with me and swap over as the sun gets long to avoid problems in the shadows
     
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    iagreewithhim One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I just squint more when the light gets bad.
     
  9. elSpike

    elSpike I am a Meat Popsicle Ski Pass: Gold

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    3 different sizes.

    I got mine online. Happy to share site in PM (don’t know if I can share here as they don’t pay sponsorship on the site).



    Can’t rate them highly enough.
     
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  10. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’m considering it myself.
    My vision is tanking FAST.
     
  11. Annabuzzy

    Annabuzzy Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Share with all please. I’m confident the site won’t consider that contravenes any sponsorship rules (unless it was you doing the selling, which you aren’t).
     
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    Please share the site.
    Thanks.
     
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  13. Roymond

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    I got mine at goggleman.com.au . Prescription sports sunnies and goggles for cycling, motorbikes and skiing.
    Excellent service, turnover time 1 week. You tell them your goggle and email the prescription, all done via post.

    They work perfectly but it does help to get deeper set goggles as due to the insert, there’s less effective space between the goggle lens and your face. I moved to to deeper set goggles this year and noticed a distinct difference in fogging.
    As they are optometrists , you can also claim on private health if you have extras.
     
  14. Every2years

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    Being in Adelaide I have purchased from this store in person. I understand that in addition to being optometrists they come from a technical background. They clearly have a passion for quality lenses when you speak with them. I bought some oakley field jackets that were outside oakley lens specs and they were very particular about choosing a lens option that would suit my requirements. I will certainly use them again. They aren't a preferred supplier with at least some health insurance so the rebates aren't stellar.
     
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    I couldn’t wear contacts and found glasses under goggles fogged often. Had Laser surgery. Was the old fashioned version which was very painful but, despite that, I think it was and still is fantastic. I would do it again tomorrow.
     
  16. Sbooker

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    Thanks.
    So I wear Smith ‘over the glasses’ goggles now. They are less than ideal as they can be uncomfortable and fogging can be an issue.

    So if I’m reading the goggleman site correctly I have two options?
    First is the lenses that fit inside my existing goggles. The second and more expensive is to get a new set of goggles that suit sun and flat light and have them customised to my prescription?
     
  17. elSpike

    elSpike I am a Meat Popsicle Ski Pass: Gold

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    I ordered from the imaginatively named http://prescriptioninserts.com/ who appear to be a reskin of specs4less, a well known UK outfit.

    Submitted my prescription through their ordering site and received the insert via Royal Mail in under a week.
     
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    Can you explain what you mean you have 3 different sizes sorry if this is a stupid question
    I have prescription inserts from the google man got a couple of years ago thought there was only one size
    I do love them but still get some fogging
     
  19. elSpike

    elSpike I am a Meat Popsicle Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sorry. There were 3 different insert sizes depending on your goggles. I found a reference that indicated that the PI003 one would fit our Airbrake goggles.
     
  20. LMB

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    From the link above shared by elSpike

    You trial the 3, choose the right size, return tester pack and they won’t charge you postage for your order.
    Seems like a win win.
    I’m booking an optometrist appt for my distance vision as soon as I get home.
     
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    Wouldn’t the middle size be the safest bet? Or go smallest?
     
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    Not sure on sizing but dad swears by the inserts has solved his fogging and other googles over glasses issues
     
  23. azzski

    azzski Should know better Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    There's actually a lot of threads in here about goggles with glasses. The key is knowing to search for "OTG".

    Here's a few:
    https://www.ski.com.au/xf/threads/otg-ski-goggles-selections.80793/
    https://www.ski.com.au/xf/threads/otg-goggles-for-low-light-and-best-contrast.81209/
    https://www.ski.com.au/xf/threads/goggles-for-glasses-wearer.78602/
    https://www.ski.com.au/xf/threads/otg-goggles.67406/
     
  24. jgm

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    I got mine fro SportRX in the US. You tell them what make of goggles you have and send a copy of your prescription. I have two identical goggles - one with low light lens & the other for bright days, and just swap the inserts as required.