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Old 10-10-2012, 02:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Nice! I didn't get to ride last season, I'm pretty sure I've thought of snowboarding everyday for the last year and half. So the fact that I get to ride without glasses is icing on the already iced cake.

I edited out the part of reading glasses before you posted, because you're right, LASIK or not, a lot of people end up getting them anyway and it has nothing to do with the surgery. I figured I'd take it out to not confuse people. I actually had an optician tell me that if I get LASIK I'll need reading glasses when I'm 60. As I was walking out, I remembered all the people I know who never had LASIK but need reading glasses. I asked a few other opticians for advice and they told me to never see that lady again!
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:59 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Was in your shoes, so I was looking at oversized goggles to fit over my glasses. I settled with the Quiksilver Hubbles, which actually worked out nice. My glasses had a lot of tech in the lens cuz they were Armani's,so I wasn't worried about it fogging up...just to lose my glasses at the bottom of Newport I finally got contacts again. Now my goggles fit even more amazingly big haha. I missed not having rims around my eyes 24/7
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:24 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Well I got my inserts and I have posted pics for all to see. I went with a company called Heavyglare.

Prescription Sunglasses & Prescription Eyeglasses - Buy Goggles Online!

Got my prescription from my eye doctor and just called in the order. It took 12 days to get them which is not so bad I guess. I was a little disappointed when I opened the box as one of the lenses was not in the frame and it took a while to get it back in there.

I am pleased with the optics, they seem a little better then my regular glasses but it is going to take some getting used to in a goggle, you do notice they are in there but its not overly distracting.

I am still a bit skeptical on how these will perform on the mountain in regards to fogging but I will just have to wait and see.

Fontside of insert.

Backside of insert.

Goggle and insert.

Backside of goggle with insert.

Frontside of goggle with insert.

I hope to get up to loveland by mid November to see how they work and will report back at that time.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:07 AM   #14 (permalink)
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^can you link to those inserts plz? I can't find them in the provided link
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:21 AM   #15 (permalink)
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They look like what I have. Fogging hasn't been an issue except, really cold days. I'm talkin -10 or colder. Don't get any snow on the inside, its a PITA to deal with on the slope. I wear a helmet....if goggles start to fog, I just pop the goggles on top of the lid and that is enough to stop the foggin.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:02 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by onthefence View Post
^can you link to those inserts plz? I can't find them in the provided link

This lists all the goggles, I didn't see a place on the site to just order insert so I called.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:08 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Good luck with those, the thought of fogging alone would keep me away. My eyes just started going a couple years ago (light prescription at only +1). Last year I training myself to use daily contacts which I could just throw out after boarding. Took a week to train my eyes, but after that it works great.

having said that im getting my eyes done and buying the insurance. Never met a person who regretting that purchase.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:27 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Definitely post a follow up after you've made some runs with them. I considered them for MX and slopes, but never pulled the trigger. I ended up with Barz surf goggles for wakeboarding (I look like a Bono, but they work, so I don't care). I may try them on the mountain, but I think they are better suited for the water. I have OTG goggles for MX and snow for now, but I definitely need to do something different.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:40 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Smith makes quite a few goggles that fit OTG and they also have an RX insert that fits in some of the models.

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This site sells the adaptor with the RX lenses for $100.
Smith Ocular Docking System Rx Adaptor w/ Prescription Lenses FREE S&H KX-RX-RXODS2. Smith Optics Prescription Sunglasses w/Single Vision Lenses.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:43 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Learn how to put contacts in. First time seems impossible then its really easy. Works great for me.
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