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Old 09-25-2012, 05:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Found a site that sells them and was wondering if anyone else has them and likes them.

[url=http://www.adseyewear.com/]

Tried OTG about five years ago and thought they sucked.

This is quite a bit of money, but im getting tired of not being able to see the best that I can.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I know how you feel man. I've tried a number of different solutions.

Contacts - Couldn't really get them in, not my thing.

OTG googles from Smith - Decent, but my glasses fogged up pretty bad.

I even considered getting LASIK surgery for this purpose alone but decided against it in the end.

My solution at this point is a pair of Electric EG2 goggles. So far they have worked out pretty well. Not very much fogging and they seem to fit over my glasses much better than other goggles I have tried.

I have looked into these prescription goggle companies in the past and they might work pretty well. Just haven't bit the bullet to try it out yet. If you get them, I would love to hear how they work out.

Edit: I looked at this site http://www.ski-prescription.com/ a while back and almost bought some. Wanted to try some cheaper options first.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Some companies make "inserts" that fit inside the goggles. One insert, with Rx lens, fits into different goggles for changing light conditions.
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Found a site that sells them and was wondering if anyone else has them and likes them.

[url=http://www.adseyewear.com/]

Tried OTG about five years ago and thought they sucked.

This is quite a bit of money, but im getting tired of not being able to see the best that I can.
These look to be decent prices. I bought mine from sportrx.com last year. Not the inserts... but the lenses ground into the goggle itself. Have ridden with it for about 20 days. Never had any fogging problems. I like them. Not great for looks, but I don't care, I'm too busy shredding .
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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That must be horrible, I just tried on a pair of goggles @ a thrift store the other day. They had click in prescription glasses in them, 2 pair.

They had really strong prescription lenses, I was pretty much blind with them on.
So I got a taste of what it must be like.

They actually looked pretty solid. Once I realized they had clip in glasses in them, I took the whole thing apart to see how it worked.
They didn't wiggle or touch my face @ all.

Don't recall the name though

http://www.vision3k.com/brands/adida...ip-goggles.asp
http://www.vision3k.com/brands/bolle...ip-goggles.asp


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I even considered getting LASIK surgery for this purpose alone but decided against it in the end.
This was my solution... I was about -4.0 in both eyes. Had LASIK back in 2008 and couldn't be happier! It's nice being able to buy "regular" goggles... Plus it's better for wakeboarding, swimming, watching TV, driving, having sex, sleeping (no more feeling my way to take a leak at 4:00 am).

LOVE IT!
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For the past past few seasons I had been riding with Smith OTG goggles and constantly had fogging issues with my glasses (not the goggles themselves). Pretty much if I wasn't moving, my glasses were fogged. Fucking sucked.

My solution this year to is to wear contacts. I had been putting off getting contacts because I had a thing about putting anything near my eye. After 3 months I'm totally over that and can put in/take out my contacts in a matter of seconds.
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Pulled the trigger on the inserts, I will post pics and a review next month after I try them out on the snow.
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This was my solution... I was about -4.0 in both eyes. Had LASIK back in 2008 and couldn't be happier! It's nice being able to buy "regular" goggles... Plus it's better for wakeboarding, swimming, watching TV, driving, having sex, sleeping (no more feeling my way to take a leak at 4:00 am).

LOVE IT!
My eyes weren't as bad as yours, but I had PRK surgery in April, and I couldn't be happier either. I easily forget that I once had glasses. Sooo worth getting. My surgery will pay for itself in 5 years, because I destroyed glasses and inserts all the time. I hated them fogging up. Falling off my face. Not seeing rode signs until I was up close. Losing my glasses. I do not regret one bit of it, and I wish I didn't hesitate on the surgery for as long as I did. Sorry to sound like an infomercial but I'm pretty damn happy with the results and I can't wait to ride this year without glasses or inserts getting dislodged or fogging.

However, back to the main topic. The last season I rode, I got fed up with inserts, that I just bought those massive Electric goggles and wore my regular glasses underneath them. Work out ok, until my glasses (not the goggles) fogged or if I took a fall and my glasses completely dislodged.

If you can afford it and if you qualify, I definitely recommend reconsidering PRK or Lasik.

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However, back to the main topic. The last season I rode, I got fed up with inserts, that I just bought those massive Electric goggles and wore my regular glasses underneath them. Work out ok, until my glasses (not the goggles) fogged or if I took a fall and my glasses completely dislodged.

I definitely recommend looking into PRK or Lasik.
Yeah man, my GF got her eyes done this spring too, so she's stoked to get out and ride glass free! I can tell you it's as good as you're hoping for... No more having to turn your face to look beside you either, no glasses frames in your way.

I used to ride sportbikes wearing glasses and they'd vibrate all over the place. Fun stuff!

Wish I had done it sooner but better late than never. Oh and reading glasses are required due to an issue totally unrelated to myopia. Even if you didn't get Lasik/PRK most people need reading glasses as they age.

One piece of advice, your eyes may regress after the surgery, so I strongly suggest paying for the lifetime warranty if that option is available. I may need a second surgery sooner than later as my eyes continue to get worse. But I paid more up front so that they're covered for the future.
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