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Not wearing goggles while riding?

Hey guys, this is my first post on the forum, but I've lurked for a while

I borrowed a pair of Oakley snow goggles from a friend this weekend, and found my peripheral vision being blocked by them.

I ended up riding without goggles that day without a problem.

Are there any reasons why I should wear goggles and are there any that give you peripheral vision?

Thanks for the help guys
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You should wear some sort of protections because UV rays are stronger in the mountains. You should look at some Electric EG2, Smith I/Os and I think there are some Oakleys that give a peripheral vision. You should go try some on too.
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Sometimes I just sport sunglasses on bluebird days, but goggles do a much better job blocking wind. Try maching down a run with no goggles or glasses. Hit about 35mph or so and your eyes start watering to the point of being damn near blind. Hell, I've blown a contact out of my left eye even while wearing goggles. Luckily I was wearing goggles so I just fetched it out of the lens and popped it back on. If I wasn't my day would've been done and I woulda been driving home cyclops style.

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Thanks guys,
I'm about to check those out and see which ones I like the most.

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Try riding without goggles in 50mph winds in the middle of a blizzard. You'll think twice about riding without them.

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Hell, I've blown a contact out of my left eye even while wearing goggles.
I've definitely done that a few times..

But as everyone said goggles are essential as they serve multiple purposes. Whether it be blocking the wind, sun, snow etc. Or if you're like linvillegorge and I, saving our contacts as those shits are expensive.


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If you are just doing a couple of days and it isn't super sunny or super bright then you shouldn't have any major problems.

At the other end of the spectrum is: Photokeratitis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Goggles help block the wind and prevent your eyes from watering while your riding fast.
They also improve visibility on bright days.
That much of your face is warmer because the goggles are protecting them.
They also make you look awesome :P

Just make sure you don't fall down if you don't wear goggles!
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If you are just doing a couple of days and it isn't super sunny or super bright then you shouldn't have any major problems.

At the other end of the spectrum is: Photokeratitis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ahh, nothing better than having sunburnt eyeballs.

Thanks for the replies guys, I'm going to the local shop sometime this week to check out the electric eg2 goggles
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I personally ride to fast for my eyeballs to not wear goggles. I can make it about 1/4 down a run before I can't see anything do to my eyes tearing up.
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