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Old 04-23-2009, 12:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i wear glasses and after this season, i didn't need to use goggles while i was on the slopes. but now i'm kinda getting an itch to get goggles for next season. anybody know what size goggles i should get that allow me to wear my glasses underneath the goggles? no, i don't have contacts so don't bother posting that as an answer. thanks in advance.
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Old 04-23-2009, 01:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have the Oakley Wisdoms and they fit fine over my glasses (I also have some thick glasses). Mind you, the Wisdom's have issues with some helmets so look into that. Also, most of the Smith goggles work, if you want specific over glass models, look for OTG (Over the Glasses). Oakley also has some OTG specific models.

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Old 04-23-2009, 02:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think you should seriously consider contacts. I wear glasses almost all day, but wear contacts for when I play sports (such as snowboarding). Having contacts in, you don't have to worry about your glasses falling off, breaking, fitting inside goggles, getting dirty, or what have you. Besides, you can achieve perfect vision not only inside your 'tunnel vision', but within your peripheral vision if you have contacts.

I would highly recommend it. If you can get a years supply of 1 month contacts and only wear them 2-3 days a week, they can last you over 2 years no problem.

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Old 04-23-2009, 03:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My friend just takes goggles and cuts slits in the sides so that his frames can fit through and it works just fine.
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If you're looking at a regular goggles make sure you get something that is fairly deep, with a large volume. I tried using regular goggles and after wearing them for a while the foam compressed and pushed them into my face. I didn't feel that when I tried them in the store. Your best bet is to go with OTG goggles. They're usually fairly big. They have an increased volume too, which helps moderate the environment inside them (less change)= reduced fogging. I started using the Smith Turbo Fan OTG goggles this year. They make things so much better. I used to use the anti fogging agents (Cat Crap, Smith Cloth, sprays, etc.) and I'd still have problems depending on conditions. With the fan, I don't have to worry as much. The goggles are expensive though, and they're not very stylish. I was able to find mine at a 50% off sale at the end of the season.
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Just head to your local shop and try on a bunch to see what fits comfortably. Specific brands have OTG (over-the-glasses) goggles, but there's no need to limit yourself to those as there are plenty of goggles that are deep and wide enough to fit glasses.
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:20 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Depending on how thick your frames are, you should attempt to try wearing your glasses under a pair of Smith Cascade Pros. They are literally dirt cheap (like $12 bucks on backcountry.com right now) and are pretty wide and deep. My frames are wire thin with small oval lenses, and I wore both the Smiths and my glasses with no problems whatsoever. I usually like high end gear but I had no real desire to get anything 5x more expensive when these were perfectly adequate.
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I agree with earlvb. I picked some up that I had tried on at the store. They felt okay over my glasses at that time, but after a few runs, everything started to become uncomfortable. Also, my glasses kept fogging up, even after I put some kind of anti-fogging-agent or whatever on them. My eyesight isn't *that* bad, so I eventually just decided to leave my glasses in the car and that was pretty much the end of the problems.
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