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Defy 05-31-2009 05:29 PM

Prescription snowboard goggles.
 
So my eyesight isn't bad, but isnt great.

Hate contacts, and ive been snowboarding without anything, no problem.

Prescription snowboard goggles arent too expensive, and sound GREAT...

Anyone have any experience with them?
Good idea? Yes no?

Any opinions valued =)

DC5R 06-02-2009 05:26 PM

I've never heard of these things...link please.

earlvb 06-02-2009 06:00 PM

I feel much the same way as you, but my eyesight sucks so I need correction. I just wear my glasses with glasses specific goggles (OTG). The glasses models are large, but i think they are worth it. This year I started using the Smith Knowledge Turbo Fan and I love it. The fan keeps the fog to a minimum when the conditions are bad for fogging. I think you can get a prescription insert for the knowledge, so you could give it a try. I've never tried the inserts myself. I don't think I'd like carrying another pair of glasses for the lodge. Sometimes it is also nice to remove the goggles and just look through the glasses. You wouldn't be able to do that with the inserts. You can find some glasses info in this thread: http://www.snowboardingforum.com/gen...r-glasses.html Here's the Smith insert: ODS at Smith OpticsŪ looks like it works with all the fan models, so you could go with a model that's a little more stylish.

samson smith 11-08-2011 09:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Defy (Post 163528)
So my eyesight isn't bad, but isnt great.

Hate contacts, and ive been snowboarding without anything, no problem.

Prescription snowboard goggles arent too expensive, and sound GREAT...

Anyone have any experience with them?
Good idea? Yes no?

Any opinions valued =)

I have good experience of snowboard goggles.I was buy the snowboard goggles last year. It is a pink polarized color lens snowboard goggles.I am used these snowboard goggles from last year. It is so nice.

TheHigherEnd 11-09-2011 08:20 AM

The only ones I've ever seen have sort of a hanging glasses lens in them and (at least I would think) pretty much defeat the purpose of them, fog. I can't go without my glasses on the hill, but after a few years dealing with fog I finally just went and got contacts.

Now, I hate contacts, they bug my eyes, I have a hell of a time even getting them in, etc. On the other hand I can wear any goggles I want, I can see, and it's about a hundred times better than any OTG system I've used in terms of fog.

Really I only wear them on the hill, and that 8 or so hours from the time I leave till last tracks is not long enough to really start bothering me and even if they do I don't notice them on runs really, just when I'm taking a break in the lodge or whatever. Still amazing that I can see everything crystal clear with no fog, so worth the minor irritation IMO.

boarderaholic 11-09-2011 11:07 AM

That's weird you guys have fogging issues. I have been wearing the Stockholms coming up on three years now, and have had no issues. For myself, contacts and laser eye surgery isn't an option either...

Back to the topic at hand though, imo, prescription goggles aren't worth it. As mentioned, fogging is an issue and as well, how are you going to see when you take your goggles off in the lodge. Some of you guys may be lucky enough to be able to see by squinting, but not everyone has that luxury. Just some food for thought.

notter123 11-09-2011 06:20 PM

threads over 2 years old, guy who revived it can barely speak E-N-G-L-I-S-H

mrmidWest 11-09-2011 06:30 PM

this was a constant source of nuisance for me as well, especially for and night riding i did.. never really figured out how to correct it, but i was lucky enough to get LASIK through the military, so ill find out tomorrow how much of a difference it makes

boarderaholic 11-09-2011 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by mrmidWest (Post 436004)
this was a constant source of nuisance for me as well, especially for and night riding i did.. never really figured out how to correct it, but i was lucky enough to get LASIK through the military, so ill find out tomorrow how much of a difference it makes

Ehhh. I'm not a huge fan of LASIK. Greater than 50% failure rate? Ick, no thanks! The thing that folks need to remember about laser eye surgery is that this is NOT permanent. For some patients, the results will only last about 5 years, other's, much longer.

ThunderChunky 11-09-2011 07:05 PM

My vision is 20/100. I'd be willing to pay a little more for companies to make prescription lenses for all goggles.


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